Happidrome Arcade closes for winter renovation

Happidrome Arcade Southend on Sea
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Happidrome Arcade has predicted “exciting times to come” for the Southend-on-Sea amusement centre, as it closes its doors for a renovation over the winter season.


Following the town’s final free firework display on 15 November, owner Martin Richardson took to social media to thank staff and update customers on plans for the new year.

“With the smoke now cleared from the last session of the Free Fireworks it’s time for me to say a big thank you to both my hard working staff and my fantastic customers for their support in what was a very hard season on all fronts,” said Richardson.

“From now on the arcade will be closed for the season as it’s now time to start with four major improvements. Some exciting times to come, keep looking back for updates.”

Following the renovations, Happidrome will open in time for Easter next year, with Richardson looking forward to “a bigger better 2020 Season.”

Though few details have been released as to what improvements will be seen at the seafront arcade, Richardson hinted the recent “hard decision” to remove retro games from the gaming floor could be reversed during renovations.

“We might be returning some if space is available in the rebuilding. Keep a lookout.”

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