Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Dreamland (UK) Scenic Railway Fire

© Kent Online 2008

Sad news this morning, yesterday evening a fire broke out (it's reportedly suspicious) and destroyed a good portion of the Scenic Railway roller coaster at Dreamland in the United Kingdom.

The ride has been the focus of a several year effort to save the amusement park and coaster, which has been standing but not operating for a while now. The ride opened in 1920 making it high up on the list of the oldest standing coasters in the world.

It's a shame to have this happen after so much work has already been put into getting the ride back open and the park around it operating once more. Hopefully this won't spell the end of the efforts to reopen the property.