Friday, August 19, 2022

The Wizard of Oz™ land coming to Warner Bros. Movie World Australia

Announced on June 20, 2022, guests to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford, Australia will soon be able to travel the iconic Yellow Brick Road™ with an all-new The Wizard of Oz™ themed land featuring two new family-friendly rides opening in 2024.

The two new rides will include the world’s first The Wizard of Oz™ themed suspended family coaster and a family boomerang racer, both with commensurate height restrictions that will allow younger Movie World guests the opportunity to experience their first roller-coaster.

Village Roadshow CEO, Clark Kirby said, “The new precinct will be developed in the retired Arkham Asylum area and will transform the space into the colorful and vibrant world of Oz as seen in the nostalgic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz™. This precinct is going to be like nothing we have ever done at Movie World and we are working closely with our partners at Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment to make this one of the most beautifully themed precincts in Australian theme parks.”

“Movie World fans in Australia will get to step into Oz like no fan has done before. A first of its kind, The Wizard of Oz™ land will extend the storytelling and bring of one of the most iconic and beloved films to life in an amazing way,” said Peter van Roden, SVP, Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment. “We are over the moon (or should we say rainbow) to be bringing Oz to guests of Movie World in 2024.”

New rides (official names yet to be revealed) include:

  • A Suspended Family Coaster:
    • The Wizard of Oz™ themed multi-type coaster
    • 1,490 feet long, 62 feet high, with a max speed of 42 miles per hour
    • 42 inch height restriction
  • Family Boomerang Racer:
    • The Wizard of Oz™ themed steel, racing coaster
    • Two tracks of 732 feet and 722 feet long, 72 feet high, with a max speed of 36 miles per hour
    • 38 inch height restriction

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