Dreamland (Melbourne amusement park)

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This article is about the defunct Australian amusement park. For the Coney Island amusement park, see Dreamland (amusement park).
Robson's Figure Eight in 1908 on Lower Esplanade was part of Dreamland, the current site of Luna Park and the Palais Theatre, was just one of many carnival attractions along the foreshore at the turn of the century.

Dreamland was an Australian amusement park in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda, which was opened on 2 November 1906. It was demolished in 1909, except for the Figure Eight rollercoaster which remained open until 1914.[1]

History[edit]

In November 1906 Dreamland was opened in St Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. It was built on an area of wasteland which included a lagoon. The lagoon had been drained in 1870 and the site had been unoccupied for more than a decade.

Dreamland was demolished in 1909, but in 1912 Luna Park was opened in the same area. Luna Park is still open and operating today.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Lunapark.com.au. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 

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