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Dreamland’s Scenic Railway back on track ahead of schedule

PUBLISHED: 11:54 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:54 27 July 2017

Scenic Railway, Dreamland

Scenic Railway, Dreamland

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The Margate park’s showpiece ride was temporarily out of action due to maintenance work

The Scenic Railway at Dreamland is back on track after essential maintenance finished ahead of schedule.

The work was due to take place from Monday through to Friday to replace a section of the rope on one of the ride’s lift hills.

However, the UK’s olden wooden rollercoaster began welcoming thrillseekers on Thursday as the recently-revamped leisure complex in Margate looks to attract visitors on a daily basis all the way through to September.

The ride was out of action for almost five months last year, as question marks grew over whether Dreamland had a realistic future.

However, the reaction since its recent facelift has been largely positive, and the park recently played host to the Demon Dayz festival, headlined by Gorillaz, for which some 15,000 tickets sold out in a matter of minutes.

Another historic attraction bosses say is currently taking the park by storm is the Wall of Death.

Appearing at Dreamland until August 6, motorcycles speed past just inches from visitors as they circle the 20-foot high wall.

It is referred to as the smallest and steepest racetrack in the world, and tickets are priced at £3.50 or £3 for members.

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