Latest Dreamland News
Nov 22, 2017
Updated: 11:52, 22 November 2017 Dreamland has been awarded runner-up for the Best Family Theme Park award, second only to Universal Studios Orlando. The accolade, run by Family Traveller Awards, is voted for by the public and Dreamland was nominated by Thanet District Council. A Dreamland spokesman said: "Being awarded runner up for the Best Family Theme Park award is absolutely brilliant news for Dreamland and puts Margate on the map once again with the travel industry. Dreamland "We are delighted to have been nominated alongside such fantastic attractions and would like to thank Thanet District Council for nominating us and the public for voting for us! " The park was shortlisted against the following for the award - Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm, Chessington World of Adventures, Diggerland, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Europa-Park, Efteling, Legoland Windsor, The Green Planet, Paultons Park, Peppa Pig World, Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay and Walt Disney World, Orlando. Wow! Dreamland was awarded runner-up in "Best Family Theme Park" at @familytraveller Awards! Second only to Universal Studios Orlando! Thank you everyone for voting and @ThanetCouncil for the nomination! ???? pic.twitter.com/2ApsZ3aZ8b John Challis, who played Boycie in hit TV series Only Fools and Horses, commended the park's success. He tweeted saying: "Congratulations! What at an accolade. Onwards and upwards!" John Challis The theme park was the centre piece of the show's iconic eighth Christmas special in 1989, The Jolly Boys' Outing, which saw Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert take their mates on a 'beano' to Margate.