Nickelodeon Land (Sea World)

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Nickelodeon Land
Beach Break Bay sign - Sea World.jpg
Attractions
Total6
Other rides5
Sea World
Coordinates 27°57′28″S153°25′32″E / 27.957650°S 153.425613°E / -27.957650; 153.425613 Coordinates: 27°57′28″S153°25′32″E / 27.957650°S 153.425613°E / -27.957650; 153.425613
StatusOperating
OpenedOctober 1999 (1999-10)
ReplacedCartoon Network Cartoon Beach, Sesame Street Beach, Beach Break Bay

Nickelodeon Land is a themed children's area at the Sea World theme park on the Gold Coast, Australia. [1] The area currently features 6 operating rides as well as some other attractions. [2]

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History

In 1981, Sea World opened the Carousel. Prior to October 1999, Sea World the area where Beach Break Bay currently stands was part of the Sea World Lake. [3] The land was filled in for the construction of Cartoon Network Cartoon Beach which opened in October 1999. [3] [4] This saw the introduction of several rides including Air-See Rescue, Airborne Barrel Brigade, Dexter's Time Machine, Toon Point Lighthouse and Woody's Beachtrucks. [4] In 2007, work began on the removal of the Cartoon Network theme. On 29 September 2007, Sesame Street Beach officially opened replacing Cartoon Network Cartoon Beach. This saw the introduction of a new ride, an SBF Visa Group Happy Tower named Big Bird Bounce as well as a show stage adjacent to the area. The stage was used for Bert and Ernie's Island Holiday. [5] In late 2011, Sesame Street Beach was converted into the generic Beach Break Bay theme. [1] The show stage now shows Dora's Best Friends Adventure. [2] [6]

In April 2015, Sea World announced it was going to refurbish Beach Break Bay, and add four new rides. A Zamperla roller coaster is rumoured as one of the additions. [7] Eventually those plans were scrapped and replaced with plans for a Nickelodeon area. The new rides will still be added however. Nickelodeon Land opened in September 2015.

Rides

Ride namesDescriptionManufacturerStatus
Prior to licensed theming
19811999
Cartoon Network Cartoon Beach
19992007
Sesame Street Beach
20072011
Beach Break Bay
20112015
Nickelodeon Land
2015present
CarouselCookie Monster Cup CarouselCarouselDora's Fiesta Carousel30-horse carousel Arrow Dynamics Operating [8] [9]
Air-See RescueGrover's Flight SchoolSamba Tower Zamperla Closed [10]
Airborne Barrel BrigadeElmo's Sea SafariAir Sea ExplorerBoots' Banana BoogieMini Jet Zamperla Operating [11]
Dexter's Time MachineZoe's Sub SplashBeach Break Bay Water Play AreaWater play areaUnknownClosed
Toon Point LighthouseBert and Ernie's Big DiveSea ClimbHeege TowerHeege FreizeittechnikClosed [12]
Woody's BeachtrucksOscar's Sweep the BeachBeach Dump TrucksConvoy Zamperla Closed [1] [13]
Big Bird BounceBeach Ball BounceHappy TowerSBF Visa GroupClosed [1] [14]
Bikini Bottom Crosstown ExpressRockin' Tug Zamperla Operating
Patrick's Jellyfish FrenzyDemolition Derby (tea cups) Zamperla Operating
SpongeBob's Boating School BlastFamily Gravity Coaster Zamperla Operating
Donatello's Ninja FlyersMagic Bikes Zamperla Operating

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