37. Fun House (from Pleasureland, Southport)

The Social Mixer in the disused Fun House building at Southport. (Photograph: Nick Laister).

Moving ramp machine. (Photograph: Nick Laister).

Moving floor. (Photograph: Nick Laister).

Wooden maze. (Photograph: Nick Laister).

Moving steps. (Photograph: Nick Laister).

Moving stairs. (Photograph: Nick Laister).

History: In 1955, a successful application was made to construct a Fun House next to the Bowl Slide at Pleasureland. The Fun House had a collection of traditional machines, and by its final years was the last traditional Fun House in the UK still operating original machines. It closed at the end of the 2006 season and most of the machines were removed by The Dreamland Trust in June 2007. (The Fun House was reopened in 2007 and operated as a children's play centre by Dreamstorm until the future of Pleasureland is decided. A number of machines are still in situ until the Fun House closes permanently.)

The machines that have been acquired for use at Dreamland are:

The Social Mixer
Moving Steps
Moving Stairs
Moving Floors
Wooden Maze
Moving Ramp

Dimensions: Various.

Importance: Very rare machines being the only surviving examples of their kind in the UK.

Latest: Now in storage for use in the Heritage Park.

If you have any further information on the history of this ride, please email nick@savedreamland.co.uk.

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