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Dreamworld reopens Tower of Terror

AAP logoAAP 4 days ago Scott Bailey

Dreamworld has reopened its premier thrill-seeker attraction, the Tower of Terror, for the first time since the accident at the Gold Coast theme park that killed four people.

Another of the park's nine thrill-seeker rides, the Tail Spin, was also reopened on Thursday after passing a number of independent safety reviews.

It means just three high-intensity rides remain closed after the park was shut for more than a month following the incident in October on the now-defunct Thunder River Rapids ride.

Each ride in the park was forced to undergo an extensive three-tiered testing process after the accident.

After first being passed by the park's internal engineering review, they were then the focus of a Workplace Health and Safety audit, and an independent peer review by a British theme park.

Since reopening on December 10, attendances and profits have been significantly down at what is traditionally one of the Gold Coast's biggest attractions.

A trade update for the park earlier this month revealed profits had dropped $3.6 million, or 63 per cent, between its reopening and December 31, against the same period in 2015.

It's seen the park implement a number of ticket discounts to try and entice locals and tourists back through the gates.

The park's owner, Ardent Leisure, has previously stated it expects all rides to be operating by the end of the month.

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