The Big Wheel at Dreamland is being dismantled

Coming down Photo Rob Yates

The Big Wheel at Dreamland is being dismantled for maintenance.

The wheel will undergo inspection and tune ups ready to be reinstalled in 2020.

The park will be open in December for the Winter Wonderland and Santa’s Grotto. A number of the rides will also still be in operation.

A Dreamland spokesperson said: “Dreamland’s Big Wheel is undergoing its scheduled maintenance over the winter period, which requires it to be temporarily dismantled. Don’t be alarmed if you notice something missing from the Margate skyline – the Big Wheel will be back!

“Essential maintenance is carried out on Dreamland’s rides throughout the year, with more in depth tune ups and inspections taking place during the quieter season. The Big Wheel will be in hibernation over the Christmas period and will return to action in 2020.

“The park will be open for Winterland Margate over the December holidays, with a selection of our vintage rides and the towering Dreamland Drop running for visitors to enjoy alongside our festive on park entertainment and premium Grotto Experience.”

Dreamland hosts its Winterland fun  on December 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, then daily 21st – 31st (excluding 25 December), 12pm-6pm (12pm-4pm Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day)

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