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A deal has been reached to give the keys to the Barry Island Pleasure Park to a local businessman after his bid to bring the park back to its former glory and reopen the park.
Henry Danter recently announced a £20 million plan to bring back the fairground rides and build new apartments.
In its heyday, it drew hundreds of thousands of people through its gates, but in recent years Barry Island Pleasure Park has fallen into disrepair.
A team of 25 workers are now working around the clock to restore part of the park in time for this Easter weekend where a funfair will be held.
It was once one of Wales' most popular seaside destinations. At its peak, the Barry Island Pleasure Park and beach attracted half a million visitors in just a weekend. But in recent years the park has fallen into disrepair.
Now there's new hope for the amusement park after a businessman launched a bid to restore the dilapidated site.
Henry Danter has announced a £20m plan to bring back the fairground rides and build new apartments. And he's hoping to get the first 10 rides up and running by April.
Henry is currently in crucial talks and, if given the go ahead, he plans to start work on the site immediately.
The regeneration would include a 25,000 sq ft indoor arcade, shops and new fairground rides.
Once opened, the park would also create 10 local jobs, but more could follow as the site expands.
Henry Danter's family is familiar with the funfair industry with three generations in the business. He also has strong links to Barry Island, having visited the amusement park when he was a young boy.
Negotiations are still ongoing between Henry and relevant councils.
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A businessman is hoping to restore Barry Island Pleasure Park back to its former glory. And the first rides could be there by Easter.