Gold Reef City is a large amusement park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Located on an old gold mine, the park is themed around the gold rush on the Witwatersrand. Park staff wear period costumes of the 1880s, and the buildings on the park are designed to mimic the same period. There is a museum dedicated to gold mining on the grounds where it is possible to see a gold-containing ore vein and see how real gold is poured into barrels.
There are many attractions at Gold Reef City, not the least of which are water rides and roller coasters. The liveshows of Idols South Africa are filmed live in the "Hippodrome", a large auditorium based in the park.
Gold Reef City is located to the south of the Central Business District off of the M1. It is also the site of the Apartheid Museum.
There are numerous rides ranging from log flume rides to an inverted coaster. Some of the popular rides at the theme park include:
There are hotels and restaurants situated all over the city. It also features a children's science museum and a tour of the deepest gold mine in the world. There is also a 4D Movie theater which features 2 movies at a time, with 3d effects, surround sound and chairs which move in sync with the film.