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Barry Island Pleasure Park
Barry Island Pleasure Park is an amusement park situated on Barry Island in the Vale of Glamorgan, about 10 miles south of the capital city Cardiff, Wales.
The Pleasure park is surrounded by many shops, bars and restaurants. The Pleasure Park was once famous for its Scenic Railway which dominated half of the site in the early 1900s. This was damaged by strong winds in 1973 some of the materials were used to create the Log flume, which still remains today as one of the parks most popular attractions.
The pleasure park has over 30 rides and attractions, including the Log Flume, Viper Rollercoaster, Sea Ray Pirate Ship, Dodgems and many others. Entrance to the park is free, and ride tickets are available from ticket boxes at the park.
Amusement arcades are located within the pleasure park, and also on the surrounding sea front area, providing games of skill, chance and all sorts of video games.
Barry Island Pleasure Park is part owned by Ian Rogers, who used to run Welsh discount chain Hypervalue before it ran into financial difficulties,In 2006 it was part sold to Hilco who specialise in dealing with failing retail businesses and were selling off Hypervalue stores and dealing with its creditors. Mr Rogers now owns the new Hypa Xtra.