- Swing through the skies in the Pendulum
- Experience the rush of the Pinball X
9 July 2018: Dreamland visitors were treated to the arrival of two new thrill rides this weekend as part of the new ride line-up opening in time for the summer holidays. Thrill seekers flocked to try out the latest installments – the Pendulum and Pinball X and enjoyed the adrenaline fuelled rides designed to send riders into a spin.
Pendulum is an exhilarating ride, which echoes the dynamics and excitement of the highly popular Mary Rose that saw visitors flock to Dreamland in the 1990s.
As the ride begins to swing, it also rotates getting longer and longer for a totally mind-boggling feeling as land, sea and sky fly overhead in circle after circle. The ride’s gondola has capacity for 16 people at a time, with an innovative ‘half moon’ configuration allowing a family of four to ride in the same row side-by-side.
Pinball X is a newly re-imagined ride similar to the highly popular Magic Mouse that drew crowds throughout 2017 at Dreamland.
A high impact coaster with a retro pinball theme and family appeal, it is sure to thrill all generations and features an action-packed course of twists, turns and exciting drops. Half way through the ride, the four-passenger coaches spin and whirl with gravitational forces and inertia allowing each and every rider the chance to enjoy a different ride, time and time again.
As part of the new ride line up, family rides Up, Up and Away and Soaring Seagulls have already opened to the public and have been delighting visitors since half-term.
Excitement continues to building on park as more rides are being installed with the Dreamland Drop Tower currently being tested ready for the summer holidays.
Steve Gotkine, Chief Operating Officer at Dreamland comments: “These two new rides have delighted visitors so far! Dreamland has a packed line-up of new ride openings, entertainment and festival fun planned for the summer. With a rich variety of music, circus, outdoor cinema, favourite character appearances, crazy golf and even a dog show coming up, we will give people a reason to visit time and time again!”
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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.