The owners of Peter Pan’s Funfair and FEC in Ryde on the Isle of Wight have submitted a licensing application to open an onsite AGC on the premises.
The application was made by fair owners Dreambay Leisure Limited, and outlines a new designated adult gaming room, divided from the main leisure floor.
“The premises are single storey sited in an Amusement Park known as Peter Pan’s Playground,” stated the application, adding the new AGC will be known as “Harbourlight Amusements.”
If approved, the AGC would adjoin the FEC office, and be enclosed behind half-height partitions topped with glass panels, self-close barriers bearing 18+ signs, and a “sterile area” immediately beyond the doors themselves.
The application comes as Dreambay seeks to expand the offering of Peter Pans, which already incorporates a funfair featuring helter skelter, dodgems, boat rides, pirate-themed mini golf and shooting alleys.
Though part of an established entertainment complex, the success of the application could depend on the nearby siting of an AGC and FEC at Superbowl, and Arcadia arcade, both also located on the Esplanade.
Ryde Town Council met to discuss the plans on 18 February, however public comments remained open until 9 March.