Sunday, April 14, 2024

AAT Acrylics Installs 12 Meter Long Curved Acrylic Panel for Dreamworld’s Tiger Island

Dreamworld’s tiger residents are back on show in their revamped, multi-million-dollar enclosure. The new living space features a 12 meter long curved cast acrylic panel, which was thermoformed, installed and supplied by AAT. The clear PLEXIGLAS® acrylic panel provides visitors with an underwater view of the tigers swimming and playing in the water.

Dreamworld CEO Craig Davidson said the main splash pool on Tiger Island has been repositioned as a central key feature with a transparent wall so visitors can see the tigers swimming, an activity tigers enjoy and an experience that guests love.


The upgraded attraction has been designed with a strong focus on visitor experience, interpretive areas and improving the viewing areas. Educational presentations allow the 14 tigers to engage the audience whilst teaching visitors about critically endangered tigers living in the wild. The Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation is a major contributor to tiger conservation worldwide via tiger experiences and donations from the public.

The new Tiger Island includes:

Interpretive areas focusing on conservation education.

World-class tiger exhibits with extended accommodation and amenities

Splash pools with underwater viewing

New and expanded tiger husbandry facilities

Improved viewing areas including a covered stadium

Enhanced experience areas where visitors can get up close to a tiger

Audio visual systems for tiger presentations

New themed dining and shopping outlets

Undercover corporate events area


ABOVE: PLEXIGLAS® acrylic panel being measured after the thermoforming and bonding processes completed. This panel was then prepared and polished in the AAT ACRYLICS manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, before being shipping to Australia. The acrylics team then completed the acrylic installation on-site, ensuring the panel was installed correctly and water tight.

Underwater Acrylic Specifications

Type: Thermoformed and bonded PLEXIGLAS® acrylic

Length: 12,000mm

Bonds: 2 Vertical

Arc: 12,508mm

Thickness: 60mm

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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