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Pig the Dugong, Koala Joeys and Madame Tussaud throw open the doors

Re-opened SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium sees event sold out within hours

Indicative of just how keen Sydneysiders are looking to get out and about, literally within hours after it announced it would be reopening its doors on 14 October, entry tickets for Merlin Entertainments’ SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium sold out completely.

The aquarium is one of three iconic attractions the company manages along with Madame Tussauds Sydney and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo which also opened on the 14th.

Congratulating NSW for smashing the 70 percent vaccination target enabling indoor entertainment venues to reopen, Merlin Entertainments’ general manager, said it was great to see guests excited, planning ahead, and booking online.

“Pig the Dugong loves the attention of guests and while the Keepers have kept him busy with enrichment and training during lockdown, we know he’s going to be one of the most excited residents to see the happy faces of our guests again,” Mr Dilly said.

“Over at WILD LIFE, we have five adorable Koala Joeys that are now exploring life outside of their mum’s pouches and will be sure to delight guests.

“Next door at Madame Tussauds, our fabulous wax figures have been given a fresh face and look amazing and our Fashion Zone has also had an amazing makeover.

Merlin Entertainments other attractions, the Sydney Tower Eye & SKYWALK, and the Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures & Zip Line reopen on 16 and 25 October, respectively.

As part of its commitment to keeping its guests, staff, and animals safe, Merlin Entertainment is ensuring it fully complies in a COVID-Safe manner in line with the latest advice from NSW Health.

In addition to welcoming fully vaccinated guests only in line with Government guidance, other hygiene and safety measures in place will include the requirement for guests over the age of 12 to wear a mask, all attractions being cashless operations, allocated time-slots for guests, the use of additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and clothing for staff, the provision of spatial separation markings, hygiene screens and enhanced cleaning regimes.

Indicative of just how keen Sydneysiders are looking to get out and about, literally hours after it announced it would be reopening its doors on 14 October, entry tickets for Merlin Entertainments’ SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium sold out completely.

The aquarium is one of three iconic attractions the company manages along with Madame Tussauds Sydney and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo which also opened on the 14th.

Congratulating NSW for smashing the 70 percent vaccination target enabling indoor entertainment venues to reopen, Merlin Entertainments’ general manager, said it was great to see guests excited, planning ahead, and booking online.

“Pig the Dugong loves the attention of guests and while the Keepers have kept him busy with enrichment and training during lockdown, we know he’s going to be one of the most excited residents to see the happy faces of our guests again,” Mr Dilly said.

“Over at WILD LIFE, we have five adorable Koala Joeys that are now exploring life outside of their mum’s pouches and will be sure to delight guests.

“Next door at Madame Tussauds, our fabulous wax figures have been given a fresh face and look amazing and our Fashion Zone has also had an amazing makeover.

Merlin Entertainments other attractions, the Sydney Tower Eye & SKYWALK, and the Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures & Zip Line reopen on 16 and 25 October, respectively.

As part of its commitment to keeping its guests, staff, and animals safe, Merlin Entertainment is ensuring it fully complies in a COVID-Safe manner in line with the latest advice from NSW Health.

In addition to welcoming fully vaccinated guests only in line with Government guidance, other hygiene and safety measures in place will include the requirement for guests over the age of 12 to wear a mask, all attractions being cashless operations, allocated time-slots for guests, the use of additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and clothing for staff, the provision of spatial separation markings, hygiene screens and enhanced cleaning regimes. 

Mike Parker-Brown

Mike Parker-Brown is a UK-trained and qualified journalist and an award-winning travel communicator with more than 30 years experience. Since 2002, Mike has worked as a freelance writer and PR consultant providing his services to major organisations in Australia and internationally in the tourism, aviation, hospitality, recruitment and export marketing sectors.

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