First edition of Screamland to take place at the new-look amusement park following a £25 million investment
Selected nights 20th October – 31st October 2017
Event is back for a third year and bigger than ever with six scare mazes over six nights
2017 includes all-new outdoor mazes The Brotherhood, The Legend of Crank Jack and Festino’s Festival of Freaks, as well as interactive photo opportunity, The Prop Store
Return of popular Dead and Breakfast and The Final Cut mazes
Live music for the first time at Screamland on the Scenic Stage - with Rockaoke and Radio 1’s Daniel P Carter
SCREAMLAND is back! A plethora of scares await as the multi award- winning attraction returns to the home of Halloween – Dreamland Margate. With a whopping six mazes, the ultimate choice for a frightful time in Kent and the dark side of Dreamland will emerge for six terrifying nights this October.
Be immersed in a frightening world of exhilarating mazes and sideshows at the amusement park, which are set to thrill and haunt the darkest soul. Screamland is upping the fear factor for 2017 with all-new mazes and disorientating experiences involving vision-blocking hoods and areas that will have visitors crawling through.
Daredevil visitors who are looking for even more frights can book a live and spooky séance at the park, which will be taking place in the Victorian folly building. Tickets to the séance will be bookable on each night at an additional cost.
There will be street performers, live music and DJs on the Scenic Stage – including Radio 1’s Rock Show presenter Daniel P Carter, Rockaoke, and more to be announced. Prepare for all the fun of the scare at Kent’s biggest Halloween attraction. With the best actors and top scare creators working across the production, get set to experience all the fun of the scare this October!
A Screamland ticket includes access to all six scare mazes at nighttime, unlimited use of the rides in the amusement park, access to entertainment (including live music) and The Prop Store. Spaces are limited to this unique event so book your tickets now.
Tickets available from: bit.ly/Screamland17
Notes to editors
Screamland takes place on 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th and 31st October 2017. 6-11pm each night.
Daniel P Carter, will DJ on the Scenic Stage on 21st October. Rockaoke will take place on 20th and 27th October.
More live entertainment to be announced.
Standard - access to each of the 6 scare mazes, one entry into The Prop Store, unlimited rides, music, street entertainment
Fast Track - access to each of the 6 scare mazes via the fast tracked queue lane, one entry into The Prop Store, unlimited rides, music, street entertainment (limited numbers).
No Scare - for the scaredy cats! This includes access to the park, music/DJs and unlimited rides
RIP ticket – launching soon
Screamland is not for the faint hearted. The scare mazes are 12A rated
and anyone 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 and
over at all times. No entry to the event after 9pm.
About the mazes
The Brotherhood – Scare Factor 5/5
Seeing is not always believing. Little is known about the eerie order of monks who once resided on the site of Dreamland – long before the days of Circus Tycoon, Lord Sanger. Some, however, still practice the archaic rituals and rights passed down through centuries. Screamland will take you on a journey filled with fire and brimstone and initiate you into The Brotherhood.
The Legend of Crank Jack – Scare Factor 3/5
The urban myth of ‘Crank Jack’ is well renowned in the area of Thanet, His eerie rhyme should never be said out loud when turning the handle of a ‘Jack in the box’. Dare to say it and face the horrific consequences that await you. Legend says that once he lures his pray into his wacky world, they will become lost forever! Locals have been known to disappear from the Margate area, never to be seen again. People say they wander haunted and lost within his ‘Jack in the Box’. Who is Crank Jack and where does he hide? Will you come face to face with him and find yourself trapped in his twisted maze? Or will you be the first to survive?
The Final Cut Presents: They Came From Outer Space – The Last Screening – Scare factor 3/5
Step into the movies as you take the starring role in a science fiction screamer! Collect your ticket for Horrorwood Picture House and pass through the silver screen. Become part of the action in an alien adventure as the final cut takes on a whole new dimension in its last ever show. Have you got what it takes to be part of this alarming alien encounter?
Dead and Breakfast: Under New Management – Scare factor 4/5
Last year, Fag Ash Lil moved her murderous boyfriend, Jack Mudget, into her decrepit seaside hotel. One year on and all is not sweet in paradise. Margate’s worst ever accommodation is under new management – but something sinister still lies within...where is Lil? Sharpen your senses and check into the Dead and Breakfast...
Festino’s Festival of Freaks – Scare factor 4/5
Infamous showman Alonzo Festino has fallen on hard times. Killer clowns have overrun his fun house and he has been forced to hit the road - travelling from town to town with his band of freaks and the twisted ringmaster is back at Screamland! Enter the freak show and come face to face with your worst nightmares. Leaving the freak show is not so easy, so prepare to be disturbed – this one is guaranteed to wipe the smile off your face!
Punchinello’s Revenge – Scare factor 3/5
Punch is out for revenge; anyone that has crossed him is destined for a life of endless torture and entrapment for all eternity in the hall of mirrors. Run, scream, try to escape, that’s the way to do it.
The Prop Store (included with Screamland ticket)
Delve into the dark world of Dreamland’s secret prop store. Creep through the store as you discover the park’s mysterious history, where all is not as it seems...
Séance (additional cost, limited, bookable on the night)
Seeking even more scares? Join us (and perhaps the spirits) for a live séance in our spooky Victorian folly. Set at the back of the park, there are lots of rumours about this original building from the 1800s.
There’s also fun to be had at Dreamland this October half term with Get Spooked - Halloween-themed family entertainment and activities for the younger ones. Information coming soon.
Dreamland Margate is considered to be the oldest-surviving amusement park in Great Britain: the site of Dreamland (as it was re-named in 1920) dates back to the British railway boom and the early 1870s when, in its original form, the ‘Hall by the Sea’ was operated by the circus tycoon, ‘Lord’ George Sanger.
Following a £25 million investment from Arrowgrass Capital Parners, Dreamland reopened in May 2017. The park has been re-landscaped and has meticulously restored vintage rides, world-class entertainment spaces, modern interactive art installations, contemporary street food, eclectic bars and live entertainment, with a backdrop of Margate beach. It is less than 90 minutes from London by train with Margate Station only a 5-minute walk away. 49 Marine Terrace, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XJ.