Amusement park in the United Kingdom

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK
Status Defunct
Operated 1984 to 1999
Previous names Dizzyland Funfair

Dizzyland was a small amusement park in Southend on Sea, Essex, England, UK.


Dizzyland first opened in 1984 on land formerly occupied by shops and homes. By the year 2000 the outdoor amusements ceased trading and all the rides had left. Following its closure, the land formerly occupied by the amusement park was used for parking.[1] the indoor arcade continued to operate for the next 10 years until 2010 when it shut for the last time. the reason for closure that year is not known possibly that the land it stood on known as marine plaza was sold to the Inner London Group who then planned on Renovating the area. In Summer 2019 after 9 years of standing but not operating Dizzyland and The Foresters Arms were demolished to make way for future developments.[2]

Closed attractions

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Big Wheel Eli Bridge Company Ferris Wheel 1988 1992 Travelling Ireland
Caterpillar Henri de Vos Caterpillar 1989 1993 Travelling UK
Dodgems Supercar Dodgems 1984 1999 Travelling UK
Night Breed Keith Carroll Tracked Dark Ride 1997 1999 Stored
Octopus Lusse Octopus 1991 1991 Relocated to Marvels Amusement Park
Paratrooper H.P Jackson Paratrooper 1984 1999 Stored
Satellites Hrubetz Round-Up 1984 1988 Relocated to Coney Beach Pleasure Park
Super Swirl R.J. Lakin Swirl/Skid 1984 1995 Travelling UK
Twist PWS Rides Twist 1992 1996 Travelling UK