GOLD COAST, Australia -- An Australian theme park plans to reopen six weeks after four people died in a ride malfunction.

Park owner Ardent Leisure Group told the Australian Securities Exchange on Wednesday that Dreamworld on Queensland state's Gold Coast will reopen to the public with several of its rides operating on Dec. 10.

The Thunder River Rapids ride, in which four people died when a raft overturned on Oct. 25, will never reopen.