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Dreamworld resembles ghost town

Jarrod Sierocki

The CEO of Dreamworld says safety is his biggest priority as the theme park re-opens on Saturday.

Parts of Dreamworld were deserted yesterday during what should be one of the busiest times of the year.

IT should have been one of the biggest days of the year at Dreamworld, but two months after the death of four patrons the theme park was a virtual ghost town yesterday, with a poor crowd and continuing safety audits.

The fallout from the deaths of Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett and Roozi Araghi is unabated for owner Ardent Leisure.

It has failed to recapture crowds, despite slashing ticket prices, offering free meals to kids, extended season passes and longer operating hours.

One-day tickets, which are usually $95 for adults, were down to $75 yesterday, while children were $55, down from $65, and the operating hours were extended from 5pm to 9pm.

Ardent Leisure also offered to extend season passes by six months and provide evening shows featuring “The Fire Machine” spectacular…

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