Some fantastic news for the local area was announced yesterday by Dreamland as plans have been released to re-landscape the amusement park and seafront to 'redefine a day out at the seaside'.
The increasingly impressive popularity and growth of Margate's reputation has gone hand-in-hand with Dreamland Margate's plans to reopen in April 2017, bringing a wealth of new and rejuvenated features to the park.
Dreamland's aim is simple: "To bring together historic rides set against a backdrop of interactive art installations, adventurous street food and an eclectic programme of live events – making it the ultimate day out for all ages."
Rides have been renovated and taken back to their original glory, including the legendary 1920s Grade II listed Scenic Railway. A new garden broadwalk is going to be added to give visitors of the site the chance to admire antique menageries dating back to the 1800s in a bid to capture the unique history of the site.
Partnering with the old, the way forward has to include the new and this is going to be achieved by the more contemporary approach to the food on offer. Vendors have been inspired by London's street food culture, which will bring a whole host of different tastes and cultured cuisine to the park.
Margate seafront is also going to benefit from the revamp as the original 1930s Cinque Ports pub is set to return. In the summer the town is also set to see the region's only rooftop bar open, to offer 'unparalleled vistas over Margate's iconic skyline'.
The excitement for the area doesn't stop there as a 15,000-capacity stage, as well as a number of other venues, will aim to bring a festival ambience to the space to welcome local and international performances from the biggest names in music.
Dreamland's Commercial Director Jennie Double said: “We cannot wait to unveil the new park to locals and visitors alike. Combining contemporary food and culture with authentic vintage rides and the uniquely British heritage that only we can offer – we believe we’ve captured something truly special with this newly imagined incarnation of Dreamland.”
Plans come from the park's operator, Sands Heritage Limited, who are playing a key role in the transformation of the seafront to turn it into a 'world-class attraction for locals and tourists'.
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