The newly revamped Dreamland Margate opened its doors on Friday 26th May and saw huge visitor numbers throughout the bank holiday weekend. Set to become the entertainment park of the future, thousands of visitors flocked to Dreamland in glorious weather for its opening night.
Day-trippers, families and festival-loving funsters checked out the park’s new offering; with more restored vintage rides, art installations, street food and eclectic new bars. The park saw 50,000 people descend on it over the bank holiday.
On Friday, visitors first enjoyed the all-new Scenic Stage – an outdoor stage situated in a newly landscaped space with amphitheatre seating. The first act to play at the new park was Los Angeles band Vintage Trouble, with Dreamland’s very own Hollywood-style lettering in the background echoing the band’s origins. Free entertainment on the large new stage provided a festival atmosphere throughout the weekend.
The fun stretched beyond the park to the seafront, with Dreamland’s restored 1930s pub Cinque Ports and Ziggy’s, Margate’s first rooftop bar, opening to the delight of locals and out-of-towners alike.
Back on park, Maximo Park officially launched the state-of-the-art Hall By The Sea on Saturday, and on Sunday, Margate Wonderland festival saw The Kills headline, with other acts including Carl Barat and The Jackals.
Steven Mitchell, CEO at Dreamland Margate, said:
“We’re delighted with the success of our opening weekend. The high visitor numbers reflect the interest that people have in Dreamland. We are confident that this will be a great year for the park and Margate as a whole.”
Dreamland is free to enter and is open for the whole of half term and weekends until 21stJuly. From the 21st July the park will be open for the whole of the summer through to September. The indoor areas are open all year round and include the Roller Disco, vintage arcades and The Octopus’s Garden. Dreamland will be closed for Demon Dayz on 10th June.