Dreamland Margate

Dreamland Margate
Dreamland Margate logo.jpg
amusement park
Margate, Kent, England, UK
Status Operating
Opened 1863
Slogan Old Fashioned, yet oh-so-fashionable!
Website http://dreamland.co.uk/
The park entrance in 2016

Dreamland Margate is an amusement park in Margate, Kent, England, UK. It reopened on June 19, 2015 after standing but not operating for several years.

History[edit | edit source]

An aerial overview of the park in 2018

On 7 May 2020, the park stated that it will not open for 2020 due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.[1]

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present (3)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Beehive Coaster Preston & Barbieri Family 2015 Operating
Pinball X Zamperla Spinning July 2018 Operating
Scenic Railway Unknown Side Friction 1920 Operating

Past (17)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Big Apple Pinfari Family 1978 1999 Unknown
Blue Coaster L&T Systems Family 2001 2003 Relocated to Digital Land
Crazy Caterpillar DAL Amusement Rides Company Family 2006 2006 Relocated to Old MacDonald's Farm & Fun Park
Crazy Caterpillar DAL Amusement Rides Company Family 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 Family 2004 2004 Relocated to New Palace and Adventureland
Happy Caterpiller Pinfari Family April 2016 2016 Relocated to Blackpool South Pier
King Solomon's Mines Blackpool Pleasure Beach Wild Mouse Never operated Stored - Scrapped
Ladybird Zierer Family 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
Whirlwind Racer Orton & Spooner Twin 1922 1974 Scrapped
Wild Mouse Maurer Sohne Wild Mouse 1998 2004 Relocated to Loudoun Castle

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Operating[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Big Wheel Technical Park Ferris Wheel 2015
Born Slippy Harry Steer Engineering Astroglide 2015
Chair-O-Plane Fritz Bothmann Chair-O-Plane 2016
Cyclone Twist Eli-Bridge Twist 2016
Dodgems Lang Wheels Dodgems 2015
Dreamcatcher Zamperla Enterprise 2018
Dreamland Drop Zamperla Drop Tower 2018
Gallopers Savage Gallopers 2015
Helter Skelter Gravitron Slip/Helter Skelter 2016
Hurricane Jets Lang Wheels Jets 2015
Pendulum Zamperla Frisbee 2018
Rock The Boat Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2018
Speedway Orton & Spooner Ark/Speedway 2015
Waltzer R.J. Lakin Waltzer 2017

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Air Force Zamperla Air Race 2018 2019 Relocated to Parc Spirou Provence
Ali Baba A.R.M. Ali Baba 1998 2000 Relocated to Funland Park (Folkestone)
Astroglide Bennett Astroglide 1973 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
Bounty HUSS Pirate Ship 1996 2002 Relocated to Loudoun Castle
Brooklands Speedway Lang Wheels Monte Carlo/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 Spillman Engineering Caterpillar 1922 1980 Scrapped
Caterpillar Unknown Caterpillar 2018 2018 Stored
Disco Calypso A.P.E. Calypso 1977 1981 Unknown
Chair-O-Plane Unknown Chair-O-Plane 1981 1981 Unknown
Crazy Horse Zierer / HUSS Gallopers 1990s 1995 Relocated to OK Corral
Dive Bomber Lusse Roll-O-Plane 1948 1964 Travelling UK
Dodgems A.P.E. Dodgems 1970s 1981 Unknown
Enterprise HUSS Enterprise 1982 1983 Unknown
Enterprise Schwarzkopf Enterprise 1984 2000 Unknown
Enterprise HUSS Enterprise 2016 2017 Travelling UK
Flume Ride Fabbri 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
Frisbee Fabbri Frisbee 2001 2002 Relocated to Pleasurewood Hills
G-Force Fabbri Booster 2005 2005 Travelling UK
Gallopers Howcroft Carriage Works Gallopers 1951.c 1981 Relocated to Rotunda Amusement Park
Gallopers Savage Gallopers 1997 2002 Sold to John H. Rundle
Gallopers Savage Gallopers 2000 2000 Relocated to Wheelgate Adventure Park
Gallopers John Allen Gallopers 2000 2000 Relocated to Symonds Yat Leisure Park
Gallopers John H. Rundle Gallopers 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 Slip/Helter Skelter 1946 1981 Relocated to Southport Slide Park
Hurricane Jets Lang Wheels Jets 1956 1981 Travelling UK
Jumping Ships Preston & Barbieri Jump & Smile 2015 2016 Relocated to M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
King Kong Horror Haus Mack Rides Tracked Dark Ride 1999 2004 Unknown
Kiss Me Quick Bertazzon Caterpillar 2015 2016 Unknown
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
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
Phantom Express Hayes Fabrication Tracked Dark Ride 2015 2016 Stored
Pop Express Sobema Superbob 1972 1975 Travelling UK
River Caves Unknown Scenic Boat Ride 1924 1983 Scrapped
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. Skymaster 1996 2000 Exported to Dreamland
Sombrero Soriani & Moser Polyp 2001 2004 Unknown
Space Walk Modern Products Jolly Tubes 1980 1981 Travelling UK
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 Funland Park (Folkestone)
Troika HUSS Troika 1983 1997 Relocated to Selva Magica
Twister K.T. Enterprises Twist 2005 2005 Travelling UK
Waltzer R.J. Lakin Waltzer 1970.c 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 Samuel Butler Water Chute 1977 1995 Scrapped
Waveswinger Zierer Waveswinger 1984 1984 Relocated to OK Corral
Waveswinger Zierer Waveswinger 2015 2015 Stored then scrapped
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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