Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium is located right smack bang in the centre of Surfers Paradise in Cavill Mall in Cavill Avenue. It is opposite the Surfers Centro shopping centre and just a short walk from the Surfers beach.
I couldn’t resist checking it out while holidaying in Surfers with my husband. It is something that I have wondered about over the years and have just never got around to going to see it.
So during our week holiday I went to Ripleys Believe It or Not! Odditorium to see what it was all about.
While I was there I videoed a few of the things that stood out to me and made them into a short video clip. You can see this video below.
Prices (as at October 2012)
|Child (5-12 Years Inclusive)||$12.50|
|Child (Under 5 Years)||Free|
Note: Buy your tickets online to save $2 off an adult ticket and $1 off each child ticket. (Tip: There may be additional fees though online so work out which is the cheapest way for you to buy all of your tickets!)
Times of Operation:
Daily: 9am – 11pm
Christmas Day: Open 9am – 11pm
Anzac Day: 1:30pm to 11pm
New Years Eve: 9am to 6pm
Soul Shopping Centre
Queensland, 4217 Australia
Cavill Avenue Aerial View:
You can park at many different locations around Surfers including:
- The “Soul” building where Ripley’s is located
- On the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Esplanade
- “Centro” across Cavill Mall from “Soul”
Yes there is a lift located in the “Soul” building to easily take our visitors with special needs down to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium.
What is There to See?
There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of different items, displays and features to see, enjoy and interact with inside Ripleys Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Surfers.
Here are a few that I enjoyed the most:
- The picture on the wall of the Last Supper made out of regular pieces of Toast! How Awesome is that?
- The magic, special effect mirrors
- The double-spinning tunnel! Although I did start to feel like I was really spinning around as I walked through. It was fun though.
- The gourd penis sheath that the men of the Danai tribe of New Guinea wear for both decoration and protection. Apparently, they can often have a whole wardrobe full of different sheaths that they wear!
- The wooden chest that you need to lift the lid on and see what happens…
I had a fun time and think that judging from the many other families, kids, couples who were also at “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium” that they too really enjoyed the experience.
I personally did not really like seeing the real shrunken heads and skulls of people or the dead decaying body, but I did find plenty of unusual displays and items to enjoy and read about.
I also found the small theatrette and video clip to be fun and informative. I actually watched it right through until it began again.
Halloween is coming up in shortly and so I thought that I would write about the special Screamworld nights that Dreamworld puts on a few times over the year here on the Gold Coast.
So get ready next time for an article on Screamworld at Dreamworld in Coomera, Queensland.
Until then, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a Stranger and Make a Difference in the World!
Leanne Annett <><