The runner-up for the coveted Best Family Theme Park award has been given to Dreamland! They narrowly missed out on the top spot which went to Universal Studios Orlando.
This accolade is run by the infamous Family Traveller Awards, and is voted for by the public. It was Thanet District Council that nominated Dreamland for this award.
The park was up against some serious competition 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.
A spokesman for Dreamland said: “Being awarded runner-up for this incredible award shows that Dreamland and Margate are a force to be reckoned with in the travel industry.
“It’s an honour to even have been nominated alongside such phenomenal attractions. A massive thanks goes out to Thanet District Council for nominating us and the public for voting for us!"
Leader of Thanet District Council, Cllr Wells, commented: “We are ecstatic that Dreamland has been awarded runner-up for the Best Theme Park accolade at the Family Traveller Awards.
“Since it’s reopening, Dreamland has firmly put Margate back on the map. It’s a spectacular destination and has shown that it’s extremely popular with families from Thanet and more.
“Though it was us that nominated Dreamland for the award, it’s the public that have the final say on who should win.
“Dreamland were awarded this title because the fans took the time and effort to vote for them.”
Source: Kent Online