Pleasure Park on firmer ground as owner celebrates second anniversary

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Work has completed on the latest improvement project at Barry island Pleasure Park coinciding with the second anniversary of its new ownership.


The process of firming up the ground across the entire pleasure park, something that had drawn a degree of criticism from visitors, has been finished ahead of what is anticipated to be a busy second half of May, and further summer season.

Such improvements stand as a testament to the continuous work owner, Henry Danter, has put into the park since taking over on 1 April 2015.

Following an initial £20m investment to the site that had struggled in the marketplace, Danter has kept a steady stream of new ride and attractions in order to restore the area to halcyon days.

He noted that he was “over the moon” that this latest ambitious improvement project has been finished.

“I’ve not had a single day off since we start this,” said Danter. “I made a promise to the people of Barry to make this wonderful and I will. “We had some complaints about the ground, but now the whole site has been tarmacked. Every day we are doing something to improve the site and we are determined to make it a key attraction in Wales.”

Danter’s vision of establishing the wider Barry area, recently voted Wales’ best place to both live and work, as a key tourist destination was brought into sharp focus as he announced intention to bid for more premises in Barry to boost the area as a tourist destination.

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