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Dreamland Margate, Margate

Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
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2.3/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Dreamland Margate is an amusement park, entertainment and amusement centre located in Margate, Kent, England. The site of the park was first used for amusement rides in 1880, although the Dreamland name was not used until 1920 when the park's Grade II* listed Scenic Railway wooden rollercoaster was opened.The number of amusements at the park increased during the 1960s and 1970s, and in 1981 the site was sold to the Benbom brothers, who renamed it "Benbom Brothers White Knuckle Theme Park". The name remained until it reverted to Dreamland in 1990.In the early 2000s, the park began to enter into decline, and a number of rides were sold to other theme parks. The park's owner announced in 2003 that Dreamland would be closed and the site redeveloped, although the listing of the Scenic Railway meant it could not be moved. Public support and a government report led to the site being sold to Margate Town Centre Regeneration Company in 2005. A number of residents launched a campaign to restore the site, although Dreamland subsequently closed in the same year. The site fell into a state of disrepair and was subject to a series of arson attacks, one of which significantly damaged the Scenic Railway.The public campaign to restore the park continued, and in September 2013, ownership passed to Thanet District Council after a compulsory purchase order was approved by a High Court judge. In 2014 it was confirmed that the park would be redeveloped. It re-opened in June 2015 as a "Re-imagined Dreamland".
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  • What a fantastic night, brilliant mazes enjoyed by all. We have been on a few scare mazes before and these are on par and even better than other previously visited. Actors were brilliant and sets very...  read more »
  • No scenic railway despite the web site saying it would be running "In a few days" This was August and still out of action in October. Rides look really sad. Canopy on caterpillar ride missing so the r...  read more »
  • Lack of attractions and poorly finished. Sad to see this once great attraction in a poor state. More money needs to be spent to hold people's attention 
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