Tag: Barry Island

Confusion delays opening of Barry Island Pleasure Park rollercoaster

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It is just the latest in a series of obstacles the Welsh amusement park has faced since it came under new ownership. Barry Island Pleasure Park has once again met with local authority bureaucracy. he owner of Barry Island Pleasure Park has defended its new rollercoaster after the attraction’s launch date was delayed by safety inspectors. The seaside amusement park had...

New coaster to put Barry back on the map

Barry Island Pleasure Park has a new roller coaster called The Cyclone on site and it may even be ready for the public as early as this weekend. This season has seen the sun grace every corner of the British Isles, but down in Barry Island, Wales there may well be a cyclone coming this weekend. The new coaster at...

Barry Island wheel to make comeback

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Henry Danter and the Vale of Glamorgan Council have had their moments - and they’re not always good. The latest dispute saw an iconic ferris wheel recently dismantled by the family because of council objections.   The restoration of the attraction is back on the cards thanks to some careful diplomacy, which is very handy considering Danter’s Pleasure Park is of...

Barry Island’s council issues rumble on

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  Owners of Barry Island Pleasure Park have once more found themselves in a dispute with the local council over on-site erections.   It has been close to two and a half years since Henry Danter (pictured) made the bold move to make Barry Island great again, arriving at the park with promises of wholesale investments. It has been less than plain...

Planning permission controversy threatens Barry Island ferris wheel

  Controversy has arisen over Barry Island Pleasure Park’s 100ft-tall ferris wheel after the county council said it had been installed without the requisite planning permission.   The new attraction was erected at the seaside amusement park last month as a replacement for the ‘Barry High’ ferris wheel, which had been operating on the site since last year. Barry Island Pleasure Park owner...

Barry Island Pleasure Park settles differences with council

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What had looked likely to be a potentially acrimonious difference of opinion over an extension to the revived amusement park’s arcade, Barry Island has been able to avert an escalation of a dispute through a series of discussions.   A dispute between Barry Island Pleasure Park and Vale of Glamorgan Council over an extension to the attraction’s amusement arcade appears to...

Local support arises for Barry Island park extension

Barry Island’s amusements offering owes much to the Pleasure Park. So when Henry Danter tried to improve it further, much to the support of his business community colleagues, things were looking good for the town. Until, that is, planning bureaucracy stepped in. Neighbouring businesses have shown support for Barry Island Pleasure Park as the attraction’s new extension comes under fire...

Barry Island amusement museum plans in doubt

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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...

Industry avoids being short changed on a long weekend

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The May Bank Holiday brought more good news for UK operators despite it being so close on the heels of Easter.   You don’t need to be a seasoned expert on arcades to assume that good weather and bank holidays are universally welcomed by operators. And for Michael Mason, owner of Masons Amusements in Blackpool, good weather plays a big part...

Redemption is the way forward, says Danter

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Business is booming at Pleasure Park on Barry Island and owner Henry Danter speaks about the part that redemption machines have played in that success.   After breathing new life into a crumbling family attraction, Pleasure Park in Barry Island, Henry Danter is bullish about the role redemption machines have played in helping to boost business in Pleasure Park’s arcades. Danter said:...