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Some thought it was indeed a dream but an amusement park in Kent has celebrated the first stage today of its re-opening. Dreamland in Margate has been left derelict for eight years, but volunteers dedicated to saving it have launched a new expo centre in its name. Andy Dickenson reports.
The Dreamland visitor centre will open today paving the way for the reopening of the historic theme park. Dreamland was one of the country's oldest amusement parks and at one time included a zoo, miniature railway, a cinema, a 2,000-capacity ballroom and Europe's largest big wheel.
But as tastes changed the amusement park fell on hard times, before it finally closed in 2003.