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Re: Dreamland Margate's Screamland!

Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:59 pm

Sorry got to double post because more photos of Festino's Forgotten Funhouse have been found, showcasing the uneven flooring and the sheer size of the maze it's self!

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Some theming

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Uneven flooring

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We can assume as the maze hasn't reached even the middle of the big top, that it's just under half way constructed, it's huge!!!
 
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Re: Dreamland Margate's Screamland!

Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:16 pm

Wow. they really are going all out for this. It looks incredible and huge.
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Re: Dreamland Margate's Screamland!

Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:02 pm

Dreamland have announced Screamland will mark the return of the famed Phantom Express Ghost Train.
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Re: Dreamland Margate's Screamland!

Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:44 am

I shall be attending in just under a couple of weeks, really can't wait to see what Dreamland have put together for this event - it certainly has surpassed all of my expectations so far :)

A couple more teasers have been posted:

Dead and Breakfast
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Festino's Forgotten Funhouse
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Dead and Breakfast is proving to be the most anticipated maze for me personally, the sets look to be very detailed and still I am not quite sure what to expect from the experience :P
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Re: Dreamland Heritage Park Margate megathread

Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:03 am

The Scenic Railway has been announced to be open on October 16th! The same day Screamland kicks off! Members will gain exclusive access on the 15th of October.
 
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Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:05 am

The Scenic Railway has been announced to be open on October 16th! The same day Screamland kicks off! Members will gain exclusive access on the 15th of October.
 
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Re: Dreamland Margate's Screamland!

Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:24 am

Dreamland Margare wrote:
A disused Picturehouse. Open for one last screening... #thefinalcut


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The entrance/first scene from The Final Cut looks fantastic!
 
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Re: Dreamland Margate's Screamland!

Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:33 pm

Dreamland Margare wrote:
A disused Picturehouse.


I thought they had a genuine disused cinema.
 
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Re: Dreamland Margate's Screamland!

Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:33 am

Yes, this is part of the back story for the attraction :)

Reviews from the preview night are saying this event is absolutely spectacular and genuinely terrifying!

Here's a short one from CoasterForce -

CoasterForce Facebook Page wrote:
Great evening at Dreamland! The horror mazes were so terrifying! Our favourite was 'Dead and Breakfast' so many scares! And we love when they've done to the mirror maze...but that's all we're saying, thanks for you hospitality!


Here are some photo from the event from CoasterForce -

Festino's Forgotten Funhouse (queuing presumably) -

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The exterior of Abracadbre, they don't seem to have changed it much on the outside -

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Some pictures of the big wheel and 'Screamic Railway' -

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Re: Dreamland Margate's Screamland!

Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:59 pm

Airgates have offered a review of the event, expressing how the mazes are in some detail. There are also a lot of pictures.

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It expressed how The Final Cut and Dead & Breakfast are actually coined as one large maze (when starting with The Final Cut) it also seems that Dead & Breakfast, The Final Cut and Festino's Forgotten Funhouse are all more experiences with show sections as opinions to standard mazes :)
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Re: Dreamland Margate's Screamland!

Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:58 pm

Here are two very good reviews of the attractions from CoasterForce. They are found here.

The general feeling for each maze -

Abracadbre - Very tense, including one of the best scares this year. 2/5 Scare Rating.

Festinos Firgotten Funhouse - Very creepy, slightly jumpy. 3/5 Scare Rating.

The Final Cut - Very clever and immersive, very jumpy. 4/5 Scare Rating.

Dead and Breakfast - One of the best themed attractions ever, 'terrifying'. 5/5 Scare Rating.


Screamland certainly sounds good!
 
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Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:51 am

An on ride POV of the Scenic Railway has now been uploaded to the Theme Park Review YouTube channel :)
 
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Re: Dreamland Margate's Screamland!

Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:09 am

Screamland 2015 has only just finished hours ago and we have an annoyncement for Screamland 2016 and a new maze!

Dreamland Matgate wrote:
EXCITING NEWS! The award winning Screamland returns for 2016! Bigger and more terrifying than ever, Screamland will immersive guests into intricately detailed, real world environments designed to scare even the most hardened of scare enthusiasts!

New for 2016! The Paradise Foundation. Feeling a little low? Locked in an inescapable mire of negativity? No problem! Check into The Paradise Foundation, where BLISS will transform you, both mentally and physically, into an entirely new you.

Using BLISS, Dr. Isiah Lockwood, will ensure you receive the very best care and attention. One thing is for sure… you'll never be the same again!

Advance 2016 tickets are available for a limited time! Tickets are open dated until 2016 dates are confirmed. You’ll also get the option to upgrade to Fast Track, before anyone else!

Book your tickets now!>>>> http://bit.ly/screamland16


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Although this is EXACTLY the same as The Sanctuary, I feel this maze will achieve a unique feel of its own based on the teaser image - however we will have to wait and see!
 
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Re: Dreamland Margate's Screamland!

Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:22 am

I wish it wasn't over the other side of the country. :|
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Re: Dreamland Margate's Screamland!

Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:08 pm

ScareCON have announced Dreamland will be the host of ScareCON on Friday the 13th of May 2016!

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We are extremely pleased to announce that ScareCON 2016 will be held at Dreamland Margate on Friday the 13th of May. The event will include our biggest trade/exhibition floor ever, a dedicated workshop and seminar programme, access to the park, live versions of two of Screamland's mazes (Dead and Breakfast and The Final Cut), the SCAR awards ceremony, evening meal, live entertainment and aftershow party. Tickets will go on sale soon....



I think it's safe to say Screamland Matgate has truely wiper the floor with any other scare offering in 2015, lets see if they remain on top in 2016!
 
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Sun May 15, 2016 3:55 pm

Screamland is back to rip the competition apart this year, with more mazes than ever! Here is the announced line up for this year, including 3 revamped returning mazes!


Returning

Festino's Forgotten Funhose: King of Clowns

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Here's a short announcement video from ScareTOUR's Facebook.


The Final Cut: They Came From Outer Space

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Here's a short announcement video from ScareTOUR's Facebook.


Dead & Breakfast: Murder Hotel

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Here's a short announcement video from ScareTOUR's Facebook.


Abracadabre is likely to return for 2016


New for 2016

The Bloody Mirror

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Here's a short announcement video from ScareTOUR's Facebook.


The Paradise Foundation

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Dreamland Margate wrote:
ScareCON was rudely interrupted by some Free Radicals angrily protesting against The Paradise Foundation. Stay tuned to find out what makes them so furious.


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Here's a short announcement video from ScareTOUR's Facebook.


There are also reports of a new haunted dining experience coming to Screamland in 2016.


Once again it seems Screamland is out for blood! Larger parks should definitely be worried with Screamland being voted as best new scare attraction 2015, it can only improve!

What do you think of the current Screamland line up for 2016? Discuss!
 
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Re: Dreamland Margate

Sun May 15, 2016 5:26 pm

Why make stupid taglines? It completely ruins the name of the mazes. The old names were good so why change it for the sake of it?
 
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Sun May 15, 2016 5:27 pm

I attended ScareCON on Saturday and what a fantastic day it was!
Abramacabre is being replaced by The Bloody Mirror, which is set in the same mirror maze :)
The dining experience is called the Frightanic, set on a cruise ship. The concept art looks impressive and it sounds like the experience will be fantastic.
The Paradise Foundation certainly sounds like an interesting one, and not exactly like The Sanctuary as previously thought. Although difficult to put in to words, it's based around emotions and 'bliss' in particular. If you have a poor person, who is generally a happy or positive person, the can sell a body part, such as a hand, and the rich would purchase the body part with the hopes they would inherit the emotion. It seems like it'll be very dark and particularly gory going by the talks at ScareCON.

I got the chance to experience The Final Cut and Dead and Breakfast, both fantastic mazes and incredibly well themed! Filled with unique effects and gimmicks that I haven't seen before which was great. Then we had a behind the scenes tour and all was revealed, and it really made you appreciate them and the design even more. And to top it off we were given free Screamland hoodies upon exiting!
I will absolutely be visiting again this Halloween, from what they announced it sounds like the event is going from strength to strength, with full maze and experience line up to be announced on 6/6/16. Keep your eyes peeled! :)
 
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Re: Dreamland Margate

Sun May 15, 2016 5:35 pm

ThemeParkCrafter wrote:
Why make stupid taglines? It completely ruins the name of the mazes. The old names were good so why change it for the sake of it?


They are not tag lines and were not changed for the sake of it. They are the new names of the mazes as they are receiving a story overhaul.
 
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Re: Dreamland Margate

Sun May 29, 2016 7:15 pm

BBC News are reporting that Dreamland has called in administrators after less than 12 months of operation.

The park re-opened in June last year, however in January there were the first hints that things may be a little uncertain as the operator, Sands Heritage, was given five years to pay £3m debts.

At the moment the park will operate as normal whilst the business is assessed and a plan is made to take things forward. It would be a real shame if this ends up with the park having to close again, allot of work have been put into reviving it and putting on numerous special events to establish it as a go to destination for a wide range of people. It will be interesting to see where it goes fro here.
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