Dreamland Margate

Amusement park in the United Kingdom

Dreamland Margate
Margate, Kent, England, UK
Status Operating
Opened 1863
Previous names Bembom Brothers Theme Park (1982-1989)
Dreamland Margate (1920-1981)
Hall by the Sea (1863-1919)
Slogan Old Fashioned, yet oh-so-fashionable!
Website https://dreamland.co.uk/
The park entrance in 2016

Dreamland Margate is an amusement park in Margate, Kent, England, UK.


An aerial overview of the park in 2018

Dreamland reopened on 19 June 2015 after standing but not operating for several years. The Scenic Railway was not ready for the reopening.[1][2] It reopened on 16 October 2015.[3]

On 7 May 2020, the park stated that it will not open for 2020 due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.[4] In 2021, the Scenic Railway and most of the other rides remained closed with the park instead focusing on hosting events and concerts.[5]

Roller coasters

Present (2)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Beehive Coaster D.P.V. Rides Kiddie 2015 Operating
Scenic Railway Unknown Side Friction 1920 Operating

Past (18)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Big Apple Pinfari Kiddie 1978 1999 Unknown
Blue Coaster L&T Systems Kiddie 2001 2003 Relocated to Digital Land
Crazy Caterpillar DAL Amusement Rides Kiddie 2006 2006 Relocated to Old MacDonald's Farm & Fun Park
Crazy Caterpillar DAL Amusement Rides Kiddie 2005 2005 Travelling UK
Crazy Mouse Reverchon Wild Mouse June 19, 2015 2015 Travelling UK
Cyclone Pinfari Sit-Down 1975 1982 Relocated to Rotunda Amusement Park
Dragon Zamperla Kiddie 2004 2004 Relocated to New Palace and Adventureland
Happy Caterpiller Pinfari Kiddie April 2016 2016 Relocated to Blackpool South Pier
King Solomon's Mines Blackpool Pleasure Beach Wild Mouse Never operated Stored - Scrapped
Ladybird Zierer Sit-Down 1982 1999 Unknown
Looping Star Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1982 1995 Relocated to Loudoun Castle
Looping Star Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 2001 2002 Relocated to Loudoun Castle
Looping Star Pinfari Sit-Down 1999 2000 Relocated to Camelot Theme Park
Magic Mouse Reverchon Spinning May 26, 2017 2017 Relocated to Fantasy Island
Pinball X Zamperla Spinning Wild Mouse July 2018 2020 Relocated to Flamingo Park
Whirlwind Racer Orton & Spooner Twin 1922 1974 Scrapped
Wild Mouse Maurer Sohne Wild Mouse 1998 2004 Relocated to Loudoun Castle



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Austin Cars Hayes Fabrication Roundabout 2015
Big Wheel Technical Park Ferris Wheel 2015
Chair-O-Plane Fritz Bothmann Chair-O-Plane 2016
Double Decker Orton & Spooner Roundabout 2015
Gallopers Savage Carousel 2015
Ghost Train Biddall Bros. Tracked Dark Ride 2021
Waltzer R.J. Lakin Waltzer 2017
Whirl Around Eli Bridge Company Twist 2016


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Air Force Zamperla Air Race 2018 2019 Relocated to Parc Spirou Provence
Ali Baba A.R.M. Rainbow 1998 2000 Relocated to Rotunda Amusement Park
Astroglide Bennett Giant Slide 1970 1995 Scrapped
Astroliner Robin G. Mitchell Simulator 1978 1981 Unknown
Autodrome Land Wheels Autodrome 1939 1942 Travelling UK
Ben Hur HUSS Swirl/Skid/Ben Hur 1984 1990s Scrapped - parts hybridised into Crazy Horse
Big Wheel Metrim Precision under license from Vekoma Ferris Wheel 1980 1997 Relocated to Salitre Magico
Born Slippy Harry Steer Engineering Giant Slide 2015 2019 Scrappped
Bounty HUSS Pirate Ship 1996 2002 Relocated to Loudoun Castle
Brooklands Speedway Lang Wheels Monte Carlo Rally/Speedway 2017 2017 Stored
Calypso Twist Emmo Kreekel Twist 1983 1984 Relocated to Pleasurewood Hills
Calypso Twist Emmo Kreekel Twist 1983 1983 Relocated to Rotunda Amusement Park
Caterpillar Traver Engineering Company Caterpillar 1922 1980 Scrapped
Caterpillar Unknown Caterpillar 2018 2018 Stored
Chair-O-Plane Unknown Chair-O-Plane 1981 1981 Sold - stored
Crazy Horse Zierer / HUSS Gallopers 1990s 1995 Relocated to OK Corral
Disco Calypso A.P.E. Calypso 1977 1981 Unknown
Dive Bomber Lusse Roll-O-Plane 1948 1964 Travelling UK
Dreamcatcher Zamperla Enterprise 2018 2019 Stored
Dreamland Drop Zamperla Drop Tower 2018 2019 Stored or sold
Dodgems A.P.E. Dodgems 1970s 1981 Unknown
Dodgems I.E. Park Dodgems 1996 2004 Relocated to Fort Fun Amusement Park
Dodgems Lang Wheels Dodgems 2015 2020 Stored
Dodgems Kolmax-Plus Dodgems 2021 2021 Travelling UK
Enterprise HUSS Enterprise 1982 1983 Unknown
Enterprise Schwarzkopf Enterprise 1984 2000 Unknown
Enterprise HUSS Enterprise 2016 2017 Travelling UK
Flume Ride Fabbri Junior Log Flume 2005 2005 Travelling UK
Flying Coaster Pollard Engineering Flying Coaster 1976 1977 Travelling UK
Flying Fantasy Animals I.E. Park Jets 2001 2005 Relocated to Harbour Park
Frisbe Fabbri Frisbee 2001 2002 Relocated to Pleasurewood Hills
G-Force Fabbri Booster 2005 2005 Travelling UK
Gallopers Howcroft Carriage Works Carousel 1946 1981 Exported to Netherlands (stored)
Gallopers Savage Carousel 1997 2002 Sold to John H. Rundle
Gallopers Savage Carousel 2000 2000 Relocated to Wonderland Pleasure Park
Gallopers John Allen Carousel 2000 2000 Relocated to Symonds Yat Leisure Park
Gallopers John H. Rundle Carousel 2000 2000 Relocated to Billing Aquadrome
Ghost Train Supercar Tracked Dark Ride 1975 1985 Relocated to Rotunda Amusement Park
Gyro Fairplace Gyro 1979 1981 Travelling UK
Hanseatic HUSS Pirate Ship 1982 1985 Relocated to Southport Pleasureland
Heatwave Schwarzkopf Chair-O-Plane 1985 1995 Relocated to Lightwater Valley
Helter Skelter Supercar Helter Skelter 1946 1981 Relocated to Southport Slide Park
Helter Skelter Gravitron Helter Skelter 2016 2019 Stored
Hot Air Balloons I.E. Park Samba Balloon 2002 or earlier 2004 Relocated to Fort Fun Amusement Park
Hurricane Jets Lang Wheels Jets 1956 1981 Travelling UK
Hurricane Jets Lang Wheels Jets 2015 2021 Travelling UK
Jumping Ships Preston & Barbieri Jump & Smile 2015 2016 Relocated to M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
Jumping Star Zamperla Junior Drop Tower 2015 2019 Sold
King Kong Horror Haus Mack Rides Tracked Dark Ride 1999 2004 Unknown
Kiss Me Quick Preston & Barbieri Caterpillar 2015 2016 Relocated to M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
Lightning Swirl R.J. Lakin Swirl/Skid/Ben Hur 1971 1981 Travelling UK
Log Drop Reverchon Log Flume 1996 2003 Travelling UK
Mary Rose Weber Ranger 1983 1995 Relocated to Loudoun Castle
Mega Drop Fabbri Drop Tower 2005 2005 Exported
Mega Mix Top Fun Mega Mix 2005 2005 Travelling Poland
Meteor Bennett Round-Up 1978 1988 Travelling UK
Melodie Swing Schwarzkopf Lifting Paratrooper 1983 2000 Exported to Russia
Monotopia Preston & Barbieri Cycle Monorail 2015 2016 Scrapped
Octopus Lusse Octopus 1954 1970 Travelling UK
Orbiter Tivoli Manufacturing Orbiter 1976 1979 Travelling UK
Orbiter Tivoli Manufacturing Orbiter 1980 1981 Relocated to Tramore Amusement Park
Paratrooper AMECO / Sam Ward Paratrooper 1961 1981 Travelling UK
Pendulum Zamperla Frisbee 2018 2020 Relocated to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Phantom Express Self-built (Chipperfield Bros.) Tracked Dark Ride 2015 2016 Stored
Pop Express Sobema Superbob 1970 1975 Travelling UK
River Caves Unknown Scenic Boat Ride 1924 1983 Scrapped
Rock The Boat Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2018 2019 Relocated to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Rotor Orton & Spooner Rotor 1975 1981 Relocated to Kursaal Amusement Park
Rotor Reeves Amusements Rotor 2005 2005 Travelling UK/Ireland
Satellite Bennett Trabant/Satellite 1965 1977 Relocated to Spanish City Amusement Park
Skull Rock Zamperla Sea Storm 2001 2004 Relocated to Loudoun Castle
Sky Wheels Jack Ratcliffe Sky Wheels 1953 1976 Exported to Netherlands
Skymaster A.R.M. Ranger 1996 2000 Exported to Dreamland
Soaring Seagulls Zamperla Magic Bikes 2018 2019 Relocated to Funland Hayling Island
Sombrero Soriani & Moser Polyp 2001 2004 Unknown
Space Walk Modern Products Jolly Tubes 1980 1981 Travelling UK
Speedway Orton & Spooner Ark/Speedway 2015 2019 Stored
Stowaway W.G.H. Transportation Engineering Scenic Boat Ride 1996 2004 Relocated to Loudoun Castle
Super Bob Sobema Superbob/Musik Express 2005 2005 Travelling UK
Super Twist Walldren Engineering Twist 1972 1981 Relocated to Rotunda Amusement Park
Tip Top Tivoli Manufacturing Tip Top/Force 10 1980 1981 Relocated to Peter Pan's Playground
Top Buzz 2 Mondial Top Scan 2005 2005 Travelling UK
Top Spin HUSS Top Spin 2015 2016 Travelling UK
Tri-Star HUSS Tri-Star 1982 1995 Relocated to Rotunda Amusement Park
Troika HUSS Troika 1983 1997 Relocated to Selva Magica
Twister K.T. Enterprises Twist 2005 2005 Travelling UK
Up, Up And Away Zamperla Samba Balloon 2018 2019 Relocated to Crealy Adventure Park & Resort
Waltzer R.J. Lakin Waltzer c.1970 1981 Travelling UK
Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 1996 2000 Burnt out - scrapped for parts
Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 2001 2003 Relocated to Blackpool South Pier
Water Chute Leslie Joseph Water Chute 1977 1995 Scrapped
Waveswinger Zierer Waveswinger 1984 1984 Relocated to OK Corral
Waveswinger Empire Amusements Waveswinger 2015 2015 Stored then scrapped
Wedgwood Teacups Amusement Technical Junior Teacups 2015 2019 Relocated to Clarence Pier
Whip W.F. Mangels Whip 1924 1960s Scrapped
Zeppelin Schwarzkopf Observation Tower 1987 1991 Relocated to Pleasurewood Hills
Zig Zag Safeco Twist 1983 1990s Unknown
Zipper Chance Rides Zipper 2006 2006 Travelling Australia


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