Dreamland shortlisted for global Best Family Theme Park award

Photo Dean Spinks

Dreamland has been shortlisted for Best Family Theme Park in this year’s Family Traveller Awards alongside the likes of Disneyworld and Universal Studios in Orlando.

The park, which reopened in May following a £25 million refurb, was nominated by Thanet District Council and is competing in the best family theme park section.

The refurbished site now includes the Scenic Stage, seating that runs up to the historic follies and the street food array of vintage vehicles selling everything from tacos to pizzas.

The Arrowgrass investment made a complete overhaul of Dreamland possible, ready for a reopening, attended by thousands of people, and including the switch-on of the Dreamland neon lights by artist Tracey Emin.

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Since the reopening the park has hosted a number of large festivals, including the Demon Dayz gig which attracted some 15,000 revellers, this weekend’s Undercover Festival and Sunset Sessions  with By The Sea festival due to take place later this month.

Photo Andrew Holloway

Where is Dreamland competing against?

  • Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm
  • Chessington World of Adventure
  • Diggerland
  • Disneyworld, Orlando
  • Dubai Parks & Resorts
  • Europa-Park
  • Efteling, Netherlands
  • Legoland Windsor
  • The Green Planet
  • Paultons Park, Peppa Pig World
  • Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure

Get voting

Voting closes at midnight on 20 October and everybody who votes will be automatically entered into a competition to win a £4,000 family holiday to Malta with Prestige Holidays, with Avis car hire and two Kodak PixPro cameras for adults and children to capture their best moments.

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