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Dreamland, Margate: New rides for 2018

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by SilverArrow, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Dar

    Dar Member

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    Is Mulan, the caterpillar ride (apparently, I had no idea it was called that :p ) from Great Yarmouth still there? It was closed last year and remember seeing somewhere that it had been sold. I wonder if Dreamland bought it and used some of the parts from both old rides to get one top notch ride out it?
     
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    Here is the plan submitted on the Thanet District Council's website for the planning application for the new tower and it also shows the locations of the other new rides. It looks good, and having another ride visible from the seafront will be really good advertising for the park.
    2018 plan for tower planning application.PNG
     
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    They also had the 'Counter Culture Caterpillar' cred, so that's really an improvement.
     
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    Oh wow 39m is pretty decent!
     
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    Is it brand new from S&S?
     
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    I believe it's from Zamperla as all the new rides seem to be coming in a deal from them. Probably this model as the height seems about right (Dreamland are putting a sign on top): https://www.zamperla.com/products/flash-tower/
     
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    Yeah, it'll be a Zamperla. I am guessing that they've struck a sort of loan deal with the rides from Zamperla. A few parks have done it in the past with ride companies where they basically rent the rides to buy them out eventually, kind of like a loan offset against the ride.
     
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    Do you know what these Zamperla towers ride like? I don't think I've been on one tbh
     
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    Luna Park in NYC (owned by Zamperla) are currently installing a tower ride named "astro tower". Could be the same model.
     
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    I haven't done one before, I've done one of the smaller bouncy ones which are fun? I was wishing they'd have gone with a Funtime one, because they're terrifying.
     
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    Ah that'd have been great. If this is 39m that's pretty decent. Hopefully Zamperla can get a decent experience from that sort of size.
     
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    "Dreamland Drop" testing, yesterday.

    It has a good visual impact from the ground and surrounding area and a decent LED package and signage.

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    I kinda hope that this nine ride investment might be the start of turning Dreamland into a full fledged amusement park, because let's be honest, the UK needs a couple more of those.
     
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    Just want the test of the new rides to open now so that it actually warrants a return visit.

    (Won't be as good as the enterprise and the top spin though.)
     
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    Dreamland? Opening another Spinning Wild Mouse?

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat? How random! Next you'll be telling me they've opened their third Big Apple in four seasons!
     
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    Aw no, I'm going on Saturday so will probably just miss out!

    Also Scenic Railway, was the new build after the fire identical? I've been on it around 2003 and was wondering if it's a new cred now or not?
     
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    Yeah it's identical.
     
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