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Dreamworld Donate Over $157k To Theme Park Victims' Families

Dreamworld re-opened its doors over the weekend for a "Open Hearts, Open Doors" charity weekend, successfully raising funds for those who lost family members in the tragic events of October. 

The initiative proved wildly popular, with 6000 people reportedly walking through the theme park's doors and ultimately raising an incredible $157,225.

The money will be distributed to the families of the four people who lost their lives on October 25 after the Thunder River Rapid Ride malfunctioned.

The park donated $25 for every person who walked through the doors to the initiative, via a Red Cross Appeal. 

Ardent Leisure's - the theme park's parent company - CEO Deborah Thomas said the reopening was a success. 

"We will continue to offer our support to the families who lost their loved ones," Ms Thomas said in a statement.

"Our talented Dreamworld team was ready to reopen our doors and was touched by the warmth and kindness shown by so many of our visitors this weekend."

The park was noticeably quiet for the opening with many key attractions, including all nine major thrill rides, closed.

The Thunder River Rapids ride, where Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett and Roozi Araghi were killed on October 25, has been decommissioned.

With AAP

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