Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tag: Henry Danter

Barry Island Pleasure Park welcomes 1,000 NHS workers

Barry Island Pleasure Park
Barry Island Pleasure Park welcomed more than 1,000 members of Cardiff and Vale NHS on 20 August, as a gesture of thanks for their work during the Coronavirus crisis.

Barry Island’s Henry Danter vows to “keep the show on the road”

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In advance of a (hoped for) Welsh re-opening of leisure sites and attractions on July 20, the owner of Barry Island Pleasure Park Henry Danter has reassured fans of the park that it will “not be going out of business” and will “keep the show on the road” despite the shortened summer season

“We’re in front of our time” – Danter champions Barry Island revival

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Henry Danter has stated Barry Island is ready to open now the industry has been given the green light, part of his ongoing drive to make the pleasure park “the most popular seaside resort in the whole of Wales

Thriving Barry Island Pleasure Park eyes new rides and accommodation

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With a dream to turn Barry Island Pleasure Park into the pride of south Wales, 75 year-old showman Henry Danter is investing in the rides, restaurants and..

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 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...

Council “hypocritical” on Barry Island arcade ruling

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The battle over the Pleasure Park extension rambles on, but one thing is certain Henry Danter is gaining support in his dispute with the council. Now, one of Barry Island’s distinguished voices has leapt to the amusement park’s defence, recommending that Danter be honoured for helping to regenerate the resort.   The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been branded ‘hypocritical’ over...

Barry Island Pleasure Park boss angered after extension ruling

South Wales operator Henry Danter is understandably concerned after a council recommendation left the future of his extended amusement arcade in some doubt.   The owner of Barry Island Pleasure Park has expressed his disappointment after planning officers gave the go-ahead for the removal of an extension to its amusement arcade. Henry Danter had refuted a Vale of Glamorgan Council report that...

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...

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,...

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:...

Welsh secretary says Barry Eye set for iconic status

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Barry Island Pleasure Park has opened its new ferris wheel ride – dubbed the ‘Barry Eye’ – to visitors after several months’ delay. The 29-metre high ferris wheel will receive an official launch next month, but guests including Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns have already tried the new attraction. Cairns, the MP for Vale of Glamorgan, said the ride was destined to...