Gold Coast Theme Parks In the Rain
When it rains at the Theme Parks it can actually be good!
The key is to be prepared so make sure you take your own rain coat. You can buy one use thin plastic capes but they are expensive and very annoying once you have unpacked them! Try getting them back into their bag!
Light rain or showers usually indicates there will be less people at the theme parks.
Some of the rides close when it rains or in high winds. This is more important at Movie World and Dreamworld where there are more rides and the experience is to do the rides.
Movie World has a 4000sqm roofed area as of mid-September 2008 that covers quite a bit of the park, making it a more of an all weather venue, but you still need to be prepared.
I find Sea World is pretty good as there is lots of animal action and shows to see if the rides close and there is less emphasis on the rides at Sea World anyway.
A real bonus is when it rains in the morning early but clears up by around 11am. That can be a great time to be in the Theme Parks as most people have made other plans!
By the time they realise that the weather is okay to go to the theme parks, they either don't bother or come later. Either way you get to do more and have more fun with less people!
Ah, my kind of day!
So my pick for Gold Coast theme parks on a rainy day (showers and little or no wind) is definitely Sea World.