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Barry Island Pleasure Park
Attractions in Barry
Member Name: benjimw
Attractions in Barry
Date: 28/05/02, updated on 09/03/05 (494 review reads)
Advantages: Never very busy
Disadvantages: Ride Operators, Cleanliness, Value for Money
Barry Island Pleasure Park, 'Wales' Premier Pleasure Park'. If this is one of the best in the land I dread to think what some look like. It boasts over 50 rides and attractions - for all ages, all weather facilities, restaurants and disabled facilities. On my visit to the park my first impressions were of a park stuck in the past - the cleanliness of the park was appauling - litter bins full with piles of rubbish stacking up beside them.
For families with young children the rides (or lack of them) are limited, many rides did not open on the advertised time and many rides in the current park brochere are not present. As for thrill seekers Evoloution is recommended, it is made up of four inclined pillars fixed on concrete foundations and converging on top where a rotating arm is connected by means of two swinging bearings. On the arm top are fixed some counterweights. The Rotating centre holds 10 vehicles with 4 seats each. Both Arm and Rotating Center may rotate in both direction and the speed is adjustable by the Operator.
*Value for Money*
With books of tickets available at six pounds each it is most dissapointing when rides are closed. The Park itself doesn't offer value for money with high food prices and rip-off merchandise
My visit to Barry Island was most dissapointing and do not recommend the park to anyone.
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