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Dreamland tickets on sale for Margate's Halloween festival Screamland

Tickets are now on sale for Dreamland's first Halloween scare festival.

The original pleasure park will transform into a festival of fear with sideshows and characters from October 16 until October 31.

As night falls six interactive scare attractions, which play on the history of different elements of Dreamland, will come to life.


Festino's Forgotten Fun House is based on an old-fashioned travelling freak show by a crazed showman, echoing the site’s days as Hall By the Sea (prior to becoming Dreamland in 1919).

The Final Cut travels back in time to 1950s horror movies, all set in Dreamland’s dark space under the Dreamland Cinema.

There will also be sideshows with new frightening characters such as Punchello - a twisted version of the original Mr Punch and Ice Scream Man - Margate's darkest and grungiest ice scream vendor.

For younger guests more family-friendly visitor experiences can be found during the daytime.

Abracamabre will offer a mystifying and magical maze of mirrors, where guests can follow the great Victorian magician.

The AmazingMystero,a zany Victorian menagerie character, will entertain and repel children with his collection of spiders, lizards and bugs.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dreamland Dance Club's Monster Mash, Sink the Pink's, Cockles and Muscles and a Halloween Special will all compliment Screamland's twisted theme.

More than 60 professional actors trained in the art of scare acting and many recruited in Thanet will be part of the entertainment. Audition days will be announced shortly.

Dreamland chief executive Eddie Kemsley said: "The Dreamland programming team, award winners themselves for scare attractions, are delighted to be working with AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment to bring the first ever scare festival to Dreamland.

"Their creativity and production values are inspirational and we are confident that by working together, Screamland will become one of the most talked about Halloween scare festivals in the south east of England and worth travelling to Margate for.”

AtmosFEAR! creative director Jason Karl said: "AtmosFEAR! Scare Entertainment are excited to bring the first ever scare festival to Dreamland Margate.

"For its first year we have pulled together our years of knowledge and technical know-how to create an event like no other.

"In using the latest technologies and creative processes from advanced special effects to Hollywood produced music, Screamland will be an immersive and theatrical scarefest."

Families will be able to enjoy the festival of fear during the day with evening attractions aimed at children aged 10 and over, youths and adults.

Scare attractions will have special effects, obstacles, darkness, smoke, strobe lighting and live actors, and age restrictions can be found on Dreamland's website.

To book tickets for Screamland and for more information about the festival visit www.dreamland.co.uk/screamland.

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