Dreamland en route to become Reality

The Heritage Lottery fund has awarded the Dreamland Trust £3million, in anticipation of opening the heritage amusement park during 2013.

Classics such as Southport Pleasureland’s Joy Wheel will be part of the historic Dreamland park.

Plans for a revitalised Dreamland have beenmade public for a number of years – and preserved favourites such as Southport’s Fun House and Blackpool’s Whip are set to be big hits when the attractions reopen as part of the heritage park.Located in the seaside resort of Margate, Dreamland is home to the classic Scenic Railway rollercoaster which started thrilling holidaymakers over 90 years ago. The Dreamland park closed under the management of Jimmy Godden in 2005, however the Dreamland Trust in cooperation with the Margate Town Centre Regeneration Company have committed to re-opening the once popular visitor destination.

Along with the forementioned grant from the Herritage Lottery Fund, Dreamland has also successfully received a grant from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for £3.7 million and a £4 million contribution from Thanet District Council.

Associated Links: Save Dreamland Campaign

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Adam James Whittaker is an aspiring marketer, who has worked in the theme park industry for a number of years. He believes in the preservation of amusement heritage and using marketing effectively to promote new attractions and investments.

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