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Best Theme park/s for 7 and 8 year olds

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Best Theme park/s for 7 and 8 year olds

We're going in May and will probably only have time/budget for one or 2 parks which would you suggest not to miss, and also other attractions advice would be appreciated. Thanks

Debbie

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1. Re: Best Theme park/s for 7 and 8 year olds

Dream world & Sea world

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Movieworld has a section for the littlies with tamer rides including a small roller coaster. They would enjoy that. There are also other rides which the whole family could enjoy together. You don't have to go on the roller coasters.

There are also movie characters walking around which could be thrilling for them.

Plus there is a live show where you could all sit and watch the show for half an hour and have a break. If you have a son he will enjoy the show as it involves stunt cars.

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Hi Debbie,

Not sure whether you or your children prefer thrill rides or animals etc. To me Seaworld is a must and of the others Movieworld is also good. A lesser known one is Currumbin Wildlife Park which is obviously more to do with animals and is probably the closest thing we have here on the Gold Coast to a zoo.

Hope this helps

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4. Re: Best Theme park/s for 7 and 8 year olds

Seaworld & Movieworld would suit your children's age group.

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Took our 8 yo grand daughter to do "The Worlds' last year - we missed out on Movieworld though so can't speak for her on that. Her favorites were Wet'n'Wild (she's quite adventurous and loved the waterslides) and Currumbin Sanctuary (that surprised me!)

A year later her most vivid memory of the trip is feeding the birds and kangaroos.

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For mine it was Seaworld and Wet n Wild (provided they make minimum height) Minimum height is worth a check before you head to the park....

Have to admit we had the pleasure of a "closed" Seaworld by night as i was there for a major sport event..not queuing for a thing always makes an 8 yo buz

LOL..Currumbin was ...boring..its just animals that are in our backyard mum!

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Sea World would be suitable if your children enjoy sea animals. It also has some rides to enjoy.Dreamworld and Movieworld are becoming more suited to teenagers with some big adventure rides.

The water parks are fun: Wet and Wild and White Water world (next to Dreamworld). You would just need to check if they are still open that time as the weather starts to cool down.

Have you thought of Austalia Zoo at Beerwah on the Sunshine coast? It is mainly animals and of course the crocodiles!

You would need a car as you ar talking about a 90 min drive north from the Gold Coast.

Hope this helps

Buck

Edited: 11 January 2012, 11:53
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8. Re: Best Theme park/s for 7 and 8 year olds

Have you looked at the 3 park pass ($80).

myfun.com.au/big3/VIP-Pass.aspx?WT.srch=1

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another vote for Movieworld here as well

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