Do Pensioners Have To Pay At Theme Parks If Not Going On Rides

Do pensioners have to pay at Gold Coast theme parks if not going on rides?

Do pensioners who accompany children to Gold Coast theme parks have to buy an entry ticket, even if they aren't going on any rides?

If, so do they get a pensioner discount?


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I totally understand where this question is coming from! I am not a pensioner, but I rarely go on the rides myself.

Unfortunately, everyone who enters the theme parks on the Gold Coast (Dreamworld, Movieworld, SeaWorld, Wet n Wild and Whitewater World) has to pay for an entry ticket.

Good news is there are pensioner prices for Gold Coast theme park tickets, as long as you fit the criteria. Generally, if you are an Australian or NZ pensioner and can show your card, you will get the pensioner price. Each of the theme parks have their own policies, so you would need to check the fine print, but that is a the general rule of thumb.

The main reason for this is that once you enter the theme park, you don't show your tickets again to go on rides - so there would be no way of telling who had paid to ride and who had not. Also, the theme parks don't just have rides, they have other attractions, shows and exhibits that you can enjoy!

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Dec 21, 2023
I can not go NEW
by: Anonymous

I am 70 years old I have hack a heart condition so I can not walk around far and I can not go on rides but I would like to take my grandchildren and watch them I would not mind paying a reasonable amount but I do feel 149 is. A lot to just sit and watch so I can take my grand children and sea world is unreasonable

Sep 17, 2023
Senior day out 😍
by: Anonymous

We are Gold Coast senior Residents I don’t see why we can’t get senior prices we don’t need to go on weekends my opinion monday to Thursday would be perfect and rides not nessesary for senior
My opinion after all having lunch there is an extra for the parks .
Gold Coast resident Opinion

Annie Replies
I wish I had a say in this. Unfortunately, the theme parks create these terms and conditions. Frustrating, I totally understand. I hope you find a solution or take your business elsewhere and enjoy another part of the Gold Coast. Regard, Annie :-D

Aug 10, 2023
by: Anonymous

I heard that pensioners still have to pay to go into the parks even though they wont be going on any rides to make sure people dont cant you put a wrist band on or give them a stamp.any info would be great.

Annie's Answer
Yes, pensioners have to pay to go into the theme parks. This is a great suggestion that would best be made directly to the theme parks - I am just an informational website. Thank you for taking the time to leave this comment.

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