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30 years later and The Levellers are still going strong 💪And, they’re coming to Dreamland with a new studio album & tour this March! Make sure to grab your tickets: https://bit.ly/2tms3SF
What a birthday treat to see this from The National Archives today! Circa 1921I00 years ago on this day, Britain's first roller coaster officially opened to the public, in Dreamland Park in Margate. This 1921 site plan shows the Scenic Railway in pride of place in the centre of the park.
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Brocks fireworks and a wooden rollercoaster . I'm surprised it never ended in tears 🤣
The scenic wasn't even Margates first roller coaster, never mind Britain.
"The house of nonsense" - maybe I could make an attraction out of my home 😂
Pam...... how interesting 🧐
Margate FC played their home games on the firework field at Dreamland around that time and when a goal was scored a firework was let off.
Wow, two things I love in one place, roller coasters and fireworks.... that's gonna be an awesome day out😁
Have you seen our Scenic Railway Teddy Bear Birthday Ride yet?
You know us - if we can't celebrate the Scenic's 100th birthday with you in person, we'll still find a way to put on a show!
Our 28 teddy bears arrive at Dreamland on a fabulous The Original Tour open top bus, and then strapped into the Scenic Railway for the ride of their lives.
And the Scenic even got a visit and official telegram from 'The Queen' (aka Paul L Martin - Paulus)!
The bears were kindly provided by #HBleisure and several are going to stay in Margate to be donated to local charities.
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Stephanie Mirams I will visit here on our next trip 🇦🇺🇦🇺✈️
The love boats or tubs as some called them xx
See you in mid August dreamland I’m bringing my 9 year old grandson his first ever visit xx
Happy Birthday Dreamland
Wow Claire Louise Stephen good 4 mohammed
Happy birthday Dreamland x
When is Dreamland opening for rides?
That's my favourite ride we can't wait to come and go on it.
Jemma Conway Alice Polley
Come take a VIRTUAL ride on the Scenic with us at MIDDAY today on Dreamland Heritage Trust Facebook LIVE and become part of the rides history by having your name added to the OFFICIAL SCENIC 100 roll of honour, of people who took a ride on the Scenic on the 100th birthday #happybirthdaydreamland Join the event via the link here 🎢https://facebook.com/events/s/scenic-railway-virtual-ride-10/198741428091017/?ti=icl 🎢
This is fantastic! 😂
We just loved being there (celebrating my almost-60th birthday). Was only my second ride on a rollercoaster in all those 60 years and I loved it! But what really made our day at Dreamland was that your staff and stall holders/vendors were all so friendly. Memories were made. We had such a fab time!
Never been on it but Late50s visited and Rode the Double Big Wheel views all around Dreamland Sea Beach on the top Wheel despite heart in Mouth all worth it!!!
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Dreamland. 🎂🍰🎈🎈 Been coming to you for so many years. Every time....love it xxx Xxx 🎢🎡🎠🎪
Joanna Linn good memories! X
Happy birthday Dreamland miss you xx
Mary Rose / looping Star ........ nuff said
Emma Poole 🥰
Happy birthday, Dreamland - 100 YEARS YOUNG!
Dreamland park and the gorgeous Scenic Railway officially opened on 3rd July 1920. We couldn't fill the railway with people today, so we thought we'd send 28 giant teddy bears on the ride of their lives instead. Take a birthday ride with us, and send as #happybirthdaydreamland message
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Happy birthday Dreamland 🎂🎉
Happy birthday Dreamland. We love you 🎡🎢🎠❤️ x
Happy birthday ❤️
Happy birthday dreamland
Happy Birthday Dreamland 🥳🎊🎂🎉✨
What a way to celebrate! Happy Birthday dreamland! We will b back soon
Childhood memories xx
So many childhood memorys there x
Happy Birthday Dreamland going to miss you this year xx
My mum would have been 100 today.
Kelly J Innes
Happy birthday! 😁
Happy memories 🥰😊
Happy birthday! Love the brake man amongst all the teddy bears 😁
Happy 100th 😍
Happy Birthday Dream Land.. So many memories with holidays at my aunties..
The scenic railway 🎢 A bit like Triggers Broom A new bit here ~ then a new bit there
Happy Birthday 🎂 so many happy memories xx
To celebrate the 100th birthday you can take a virtual ride on the Scenic Railway by going to the Dreamland Heritage Trust Facebook site today between 12 noon and 1 pm
Not much social distancing going on with those bears 😂
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Happy Birthday Dreamland 🎉Come take a VIRTUAL ride on the Scenic with us at MIDDAY today on Dreamland Heritage Trust Facebook LIVE and become part of the rides history by having your name added to the OFFICIAL SCENIC 100 roll of honour, of people who took a ride on the Scenic on the 100th birthday #happybirthdaydreamland Join the event via the link here 🎢https://facebook.com/events/s/scenic-railway-virtual-ride-10/198741428091017/?ti=icl 🎢
5 days ago
A lot of you have been asking if Dreamland will reopen the rides and park soon, as some other UK attractions are planning to do from this weekend.
So here's a quick update 🎢
We miss you all and wish we could celebrate our 100th birthday with you this month. We’re really pleased to be opening up the park for drive-in movies in August, and are working on more special events for 2020 to be announced soon.
But we will not be opening our rides this summer.
This was a very difficult head-over-heart decision, but we feel it is the responsible one.
Dreamland is not like any other amusement park, and what works for some will not necessarily work for us. Most of our rides are vintage and they cannot accommodate the very specific and unprecedented social distancing measures required to stop the spread of COVID-19. We do not feel there is a safe way to run the rides at present without putting people at risk.
But don't worry, the rides will be back! It may take longer than we hoped but we would rather take a tough decision now and keep people safe than rush and risk disaster.
We will see you soon! In the meantime, keep supporting Thanet's local businesses as they get back to normal, keep safe, and keep sharing your memories of Dreamland.
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Well Done for taking the sensible decision Team. You will always have support of the many that have been visiting Dreamland in one format or a other for years ...... you will survive xx
Focus on Screamland, I hope it’s happening still 🙂
So as i renewed our family membership in December and have been able to use the park once does that mean you will extend our passes ??? Thanks .. Louisa Lythe Alwaysajackson
We’ll have do something else this year Alison Kelly 🙁
You guys are brilliant, we’ll be here eagerly awaiting the day you guys do open . Xx
What happens if you have a yearly pass as we got them at Christmas and have only had the change to use them once?
Very sensible decision. I can't believe they are opening other theme parks. It's absolutely ridiculous.
Membership pasees are being extended for however long needed when they reopen rides
Sad but a sensible decision. Hope everyone supports the park when they are able to re-open safely
I’d rather visit Dreamland when it’s 100% safe to go and I understand your decision and once your doors and rides are open and up running again I’ll be there.😊
while you are closed lets get that mine train installed
We miss you, it's our summer happy place - cant wait to be back next year!
Look forward to drive in movies 🙂
I applaud you for making that decision which couldn't have been easy. See you soon & keep safe 💙
We will miss you this summer ❤️ xxx
Smart move unlike many other parks that can be mentioned
I'll definitely be back when it's safe! ☺️
So glad you are putting your staff and visitors before the mighty pound. While I’m all for trying to get to some normal I don’t feel we need fun fairs x
The government did say fun fairs are aloud to open surly just limit the amount of people in dreamland and on the rides
So what about our passes what people have bought or had any refund on them #dreamland
Marion Boyns here is Dreamland’s latest update xXx
Smart move 👏
Hi, will you be extending memberships that run out this year into next year please?
No upcoming events