Dreamworld was inspired by Disneyland, and this is pretty clear from its front gate. But this excellent family park on Australia's Gold Coast has forged its own distinct identity. Although it lacks a "world class" coaster, Dreamworld does boast the tallest (at least until 2012) drop tower in the world; some very well done habitats showcasing native animals, such as koalas, alligators, and the frightening cassowary; a good selection of flat rides; and a water park that could serve as a "Pro Slide showroom." You may even get a chance to pet a live tiger! Landscaping and theming are very good throughout the park--and sometimes bizarre (for example, the odd queue for the Cyclone roller coaster). All age groups should enjoy Dreamworld.