Dreamworld records best week in months

DREAMWORLD has recorded its best week in months as the Gold Coast theme park rebounds from last year's horrific tragedy.

Stock market reports from parent company Ardent Leisure had shown a drastic fall in numbers since four people died on the Thunder River Rapids Ride last October.

However the park was swamped by visitors last week in an encouraging sign the business might be finally turning the corner.

While Dreamworld does not publish official visitor numbers outside shareholder reports, it is understood last week's crowd figure was the best since the tragedy, apart from the grand opening of the Lego store in January.

Last week coincided with school holidays for southern states as well as a record-breaking concert by The Wiggles.

Attendance on the day of the Wiggles' performance was higher than for any other Dreamworld show by the children's group in the park's history, while an after-dark Thrillathon two weeks ago was a sellout, smashing previous figures for the event held in June and September last year.