Dreamland Margate: General Discussion

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Sam, 29th Jul 2012.

  1. Rick

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    Dreamland will be hosting the Demon Dayz festival, as Gorrilaz create a festival.

    Gorillaz have announced that their upcoming performance will be an entire festival. Demon Dayz Festival will take place on June 10th at Dreamland amusement park in Kent, England. The one-day festival will give fans free access to amusement park rides, as well as yet-to-be-announced supporting acts.

    http://edm.com/articles/2017/3/6/gorillaz-demon-dayz-festival
     
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  3. IanSR

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    The people that live next to the Wild Mouse are none too pleased, they can literally hit the track with a broom handle it runs that close to their balconies, they said they were never informed, park says otherweise.

    Personally I think they just file 13'd the planning notice when it arrived, it's what most people do, then cos the LA got no objections, they gave the go-ahead.
     
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    Not like there had been a Wild Mouse there before...

    Or those flats are council ones...
     
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    Some people on here will know how Dreamland has always been one of my favourite places, yet this year looks to be the first time I'm unable to make it to Screamland :cry: If this year is anything in comparison to the last two years I've been, it looks to be a fantastic event with 6 scare mazes in total:

    The Brotherhood (5/5 scare rating)
    Dead and Breakfast: Under New Management (4/5)
    Punchinello's Revenge (4/5)
    Festino's Festival of Freaks (4/5)
    The Final Cut Presents: They Came From Outer Space (3/5)
    The Legend of Crank Jack (3/5)

    There's also another attraction they're charging an additional cost for called The Séance which looks intriguing.

    In addition to the mazes, my highlight at Screamland has always been the atmosphere throughout the park. The rides are open until late with roaming actors and live music, and it looks amazing lit up at night (loving the new lights on the wheel).

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    If anyone is thinking of giving it a go, I would really recommend it based on mine and @Danny's experiences over the last two years. Dreamland gets a lot of slack in the press, and I feel they should get more recognition for what they have achieved with the park this year, especially with their fantastic events calendar :) We visited the park earlier this year and loved the new landscaping and general improvements (just wish the Top Spin could have stayed! :tearsofjoy:)

    I really am gutted that we can't make it this year! :smile:
     
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    Visited Dreamland during the Frosted Fairground event today (first time visiting) and wow, what a lovely park!

    I was very impressed with the way everything is landscaped, there's greenery, everything looks fresh and the park is very well presented as a whole. The night-time lighting is amazing and combined with the music made for a really nice festive atmosphere - also, 9pm close in December?! :openmouth:

    Scenic Railway is great fun, whilst not a thrill ride as such it's delightful to see a heritage coaster rebuilt and operating again, and there were a few moments of airtime in the back of the car. There is more than enough to entertain for an afternoon and evening, and I cannot recommend the Frosted Fairground event enough.

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    Will definitely have to look into visiting for Screamland next year!
     
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    If I did't live so far away I would love to visit dreamland someday:). Also love the LEDs all alone the Scenic Railway railings.:smiley: I just with PB would do that with the Dipper and Streak.
     
  8. Danny

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    Looks great! Screamland is definitely worth a visit, Jamie. :)
     
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    Had forgotten (or didn't even realise) the park was open during December. I'll make efforts to go there next year then, it looks wonderful!
     
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    I remember when I first visited the park back in the mid 80's, it was a great place, I got to rode the scenic railway and my very first steel coasters including my first looping one (The Looping Star) all lap restraints back then, no over head restraints. You wouldn't get a rollercoaster that goes upside down with just a lose fitting lap bar now days.
     
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    Yeah you would.

    Off the top of my head.... a Swartzkopf Looping Star?
     
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    Ditto, my friend dragged me down there for his birthday one year and I did the scenic then we ran over to the looping star, we then spent the rest of the day riding it, must have rode it a dozen times. Fun times.
     
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    Back then, it was also know as Bembom Brothers, I loved the looping star. The last time I visited the park was the late 1990. The park went down hill and was hardly anything there, just a few rides in the car park.

    I don't know what it is like now compared to it's prime back in the 1980's
     
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    From what I've heard it's a shadow of it's former self, having said that we fully intend to visit next year.
     
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    Just don't expect to see this crazy thing still there, and you'll be fine. ;)
     
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    Today's ride line up is nothing like back int he 80's

    No Water Splash Coaster
    No Looping Star
    No Mary Rose
    No Ben Hur
    No Ladybird roller coaster
    No caterpillar coaster that goes through the apple

    Like Diogo say's

    No crazy thing that was refurbish to become a giant chair-o-plane ride
     
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    I thought that they had a Big Apple called Counter Culture Caterpillar or some really long name?
     
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    It's moved on to pastures new, they've now got a bee themed Big Apple.
     
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    Is it called Big Bee?
     
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    Unfortunately, most of our seaside parks are living in shadows of their former selves. Just ask Morecambe, Southport and Rhyl... even GYPB is poor in comparison to its 90's line up.

    Heck we used to have a Vekoma Whirlwind on Claxton Pier! And Skegness sea front had 3 woodies.
     

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