New Plans for 2017

The Save Dreamland Campaign was launched by Joyland Books in January 2003 and is now supported by several thousand people. This is the place to discuss all aspects of saving Margate's famous amusement park and its iconic , Grade II listed Scenic Railway, Britain's oldest roller coaster.

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Re: New Plans for 2017

Postby porf » 19 Apr 2017, 10:10

Some photos from last weekend of the construction and site attached.

Generally there's a lot of infrastructure going in in the park (cables, drainage etc) and landscaping. But to me the location of the new stage where the Kiss Me Quick Caterpillar was and the very large banked walkway near the menagerie cages seems to leave a lot less ride space. The have also cleared all the scrap from the rear of the site and appear to have started some work on the deco style building at the rear of the park. Let's hope the revamp uses the money invested in Sands by Arrowgrass wisely to create a park rather than an events space with a few rides.

They have applied to demolish the old Thai restaurant (or part of) next to the car park entrance.

The work being carried out by TDC on the Cinema building and entrance is looking great, will be good to see this restored fully.
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Re: New Plans for 2017

Postby Busheyfields » 23 Apr 2017, 13:51

From the photos I would say it's unlikely that the Park will be ready for the end of May as has been advertised. Was in Margate yesterday and although it was a Saturday would have expected to see work going on in view of the proposed opening date.
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Re: New Plans for 2017

Postby Peet » 25 Apr 2017, 13:32

Thanks for the update Porf! Good to see how the work is progressing, I hope a decent chunk of the £25M funds some new rides.
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