Brilliant video and photos show the work being carried out to transform Dreamland

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Dreamland Margate reopens in just two days and will have a completely new look.

Work has been taking place over the last few months to completely overhaul the amusement park with relandscaping, building, renovations and the introduction of new rides and new attractions.

This video, shared by Dreamland Margate, shows the redevelopment in progress.

A £25 million investment by Arrowgrass Capital Partners has allowed operators Sands Heritage Ltd, working with administrators Duff & Phelps, to create a new offering for visitors.

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Further works by Thanet council have been carried out to bring the former Sunshine Café and Dreamland bars back to life and recreate the neon signs on the Dreamland Cinema building.

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New attractions include the garden boardwalk which will give visitors the opportunity to admire the antique menageries from the 1800s. Tree planting has also been carried out.

The structures, which date from 1874, are almost all that remain of ‘Lord’ George Sanger’s original Hall-by-the-Sea Pleasure Garden, now known as Dreamland.

Photo by Frank Leppard

An outdoor festival stage has been built next to the Grade II * listed Scenic Railway and street food will be available from vintage trucks, trendy shacks and 1940s airstreams at ‘The Friendliest Food Court Ever.’

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New rides have been introduced, including the Brooklands Speedway, Wedgwood Tea Cups and The Magic Mouse, and a spruce up has been given to the Big Wheel and the Scenic Railway.

Modern art installations have been created and there will be a new area with rides for small children.

On the seafront renovations will bring the Cinque Ports pub back to its former glory and rooftop bar Ziggy’s, on top of the former Escape building, will offer views across Margate.

The park reopens at 5pm on Friday. Find out everything that will be on offer here