Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tag: amusement park

Southend without Adventure Island is “unimaginable,” say locals

Adventure Island
An interesting exercise in WhatIf?-style re-imagining found journos over at Essex Live consider how Southend-on-Sea would be different without the presence of its iconic Adventure Island theme park.

Weymouth FEC opts to offer guests choice on cashless

Semnox Alexandra Gardens cashless arcade payments system
A 150-machine arcade in Weymouth has installed the Semnox Parfait cashless arcade system, allowing guests to use cards or coins and enabling the operator to switch between paper and electronic tickets.

Paultons Park tops the list as the UK’s best amusement park

Paultons Park TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award
Paultons Park has been named the best amusement park in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards 2020, ranking tenth in the world overall.

Fantasy Island prepares for post-lockdown operation

Fantasy Island post-lockdown
Fantasy Island has begun implementing a range of preparatory social distancing measures in anticipation of further relaxation of the government’s Coronavirus lockdown guidance.

A nightmare scenario? Dreamland locks the gates on 2020

Dreamland lockdown locks the gates 2020
The iconic amusement park is letting most of its staff go, citing the lockdown as having cheated it of any prospect of profit for the year. Dreamland is having a nightmare 2020 season

Portrush sees Barry’s Amusements up for sale after 93 years

Trufelli Barrys Amusements for sale
The iconic Barry’s Amusements on the coast of Portrush is to be sold as a going concern after 93 years of entertainment, with operators the Trufelli family unable to give..

Hastings amusement park extension given the green light

Hastings, amusement park, extension, green light
Hastings is in for a bit of a revival. The pier has a new energy, its MP may become the next Prime Minister and now Flamingo Park is planning on growing upwards and outwards. A proposal to extend and refurbish a popular amusement park on Hastings seafront has been approved by the resort’s council. The plans - for a range of...

New amusement park planned for Scarborough seafront

Scarborough seafront, amusement park, uk,
Scarborough could soon have a brand new amusements park designed to attract up to half a million visitors a year to its seafront. It would be the creation of Flamingo Land, which already operates a successful site in Malton, 20 miles inland from Scarborough, and now hopes to open a second at the popular Yorkshire resort. The company has now put...

Battle of Hastings: FEC controversy continues

Battle of Hastings, FEC, controversy, Amusement Park
Amusement Park in Hastings have been given the go-ahead by local councillors, but continue to face stern opposition from concerned locals. The Stade family have sought and attained permission to expand their main indoor amusement building and to build a new boathouse on the seafront - but have had to repeatedly apply to Hastings Borough Council for the necessary go-aheads...

Blackpool amusement park moves a step closer

Blackpool funland
The possibility of a second amusement park at Blackpool has moved a step closer after the resort’s council claimed it is close to drafting agreements for the development of the Central Station site as a new leisure destination...

North Motherwell summer carnival given go ahead

Coinslot - North Motherwell carnival
Sense has prevailed, and North Motherwell is to have its summer carnival after local councillors dismissed objections aimed to stop the event’s licence application.   It has been confirmed that Spencer’s Funfair will be set up within the next week despite protestations from those living nearby that it would increase traffic and noise pollution in the area. North Lanarkshire Council resoundingly dismissed...

Derbyshire amusement ride gets its ducks in a row

Coinslot - Ducks
A ride at Gulliver’s Kingdom in Derbyshire had to be stopped after a family of ducks took up residence upon its waterways, according to none other than the Derbyshire Times.   The group in question, which consists of one duck and 12 ducklings, has apparently caused quite the stir after choosing the Pirate Adventure Ride as their new home, and in...

Wanted: Operators for Stoke on Trent’s biggest parks

Coinslot - Stoke
Stoke City Council is encouraging amusements operators to bring business to the parks of Longton, just in time for the summer.   Stoke-on-Trent City Council is looking for operators of children’s amusements, rides, bouncy castles, trampolines or mini-golf to provide entertainment in the city’s biggest parks this summer. As part of ongoing endeavours to boost visitor numbers, the town’s council wants to...

Barry Island amusement museum plans in doubt

Coinslot - Barry Island council
Pleasure Park owner Henry Danter has expressed having second thoughts about creating a Barry Island museum, following a recent incident.   The plans were thrown into doubt after vandals damaged a Second World War-era vintage lorry parked on his site. Danter is in the process of restoring the vehicle to its former glory. He had hoped to restore around 20 classic vehicles, and...

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