Aussie World has been forced to cancel its Ride the Night event on Friday. Picture: Patrick Woods
Aussie World has been forced to cancel its Ride the Night event on Friday. Picture: Patrick Woods

Washed out: Aussie World cancels night ride

Aussie World has been forced to cancel Friday's night event - Ride the Night - after it was announced Brisbane would be put into COVID-19 lockdown.

The popular theme park on the Sunshine Coast has become the latest organisation to cancel an event.

Iconic Woodford Folk Festival organisers announced they would have to cancel their five-night camping event, Bushtime, for the weekend only minutes earlier.

In a Facebook post, Aussie World said the night event was cancelled due to the wet weather and high amount of cancellations.

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"Due to weather and a high amount of cancellations for tonight's event, we have decided to cancel Ride the Night (on Friday)," it said.

"All tickets for tonight will be valid for another Ride the Night or a Day Pass depending on what you would prefer.

"The next date is January 15.

"As per Queensland Health directives people from Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan areas will not be able to visit Aussie World until restrictions ease."

ATTN RIDE THE NIGHT GUESTS! Due to weather and a high amount of cancellations for tonight’s event we have decided to...

Posted by Aussie World on Thursday, 7 January 2021

Greater Brisbane will go into a three-day lockdown as authorities scramble to contain the spread of the mutant UK COVID-19 strain after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced council areas such as Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands, would go into lockdown from 6pm on Friday to 6pm on Monday.

 

Anyone who has visited Brisbane since January 2 and has now moved on to other parts of the state or country will also be required to quarantine for the next three days.


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