New rides thrill visitors as summer starts at Dreamland
- Dreamcatcher spins riders through the sky at stunning speeds
- Acrobatic plane flights on Air Force!
23 July 2018: Summer started at Dreamland Margate this weekend with the opening of new rides, entertainment for all ages, live outdoor music and a packed programme of events for the holidays.
Named by the public, the new Dreamcatcher transported riders sixty feet through the air at 25 miles per hour in a thrilling ride. Seating 24 people, two per gondola, the ride gives an awe-inspiring experience that transforms from the horizontal to the nearly vertical.
Air Force also exhilarated visitors in a 360° thrill ride replicating the experiences and sensations of an acrobatic plane flight, banking, looping and diving across the sky, creating a sense of breathtaking weightlessness.
Accommodating up to 24 riders at one time in six, four-seater aeroplanes, the action takes place up to 8m above the ground and ‘pilots’ experience accelerations of 3G, right side up and upside down as they fly high.
The two new thrill rides are the latest to join the exciting new ride line-up at Dreamland this summer, where there is something for everyone from families to thrill seekers alike.
Visitors were also treated to a weekend of partying at the Dreamland Block Party, an all-day festival for young people that was packed with entertaining activities. Fun family activities including crazy golf, circus and street football also added to the festival feel.
Steve Gotkine, Chief Operating Officer at Dreamland comments: “Summer got underway at Dreamland this weekend with a packed weekend of partying and festival activities for all ages. Our latest thrill rides delighted visitors who were looking for adrenaline-fuelled fun whilst families enjoyed crazy golf, the circus and a whole host of other entertainment under sunny Margate skies. There’s a fantastic line-up at Dreamland to keep everyone entertained by the sea, so come and enjoy your summer in Margate!”
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One of the oldest surviving amusement parks in the UK, Dreamland Margate is a world-class visitor attraction offering all the fun of a festival for the whole family. Located opposite the golden sands of rejuvenated Margate, visitors to Dreamland can enjoy vintage, family and thrill rides, pop-up entertainment, live music and art installations, alongside eclectic bars and street food.
Since re-opening in 2017 after significant investment, Dreamland has continued to deliver fun experiences with a twist of the unexpected, from hosting 15,000 people at the Demon Dayz music festival featuring Gorillaz to opening a range of exciting new rides throughout the 2018 season. Dreamland was also voted Runner-Up for Best Family Theme Park at the 2017 Family Traveller Awards. With fast road and rail links, you can visit Dreamland Margate in less than 90 minutes from London.
Programme of events for the season so far, full details and updates can be found at www.dreamland.co.uk