Barry's Amusements

Barry's Amusements
Barry's Amusements 2012 01.jpg
amusement park
Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Status Operating
Opened 1926
Owner Trufelli family

Barry's Amusements is an amusement park located in Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK.

History[edit | edit source]

In November 2019 the park was put up for sale by its owners, the Trufelli family. In early March 2020, the park announced that it would remain open for the 2020 season.[1] However, the park has not reopened due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Operating[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Barry's Big Dipper Pinfari Steel July 2002
Speedy Mouse Pinfari Steel Family 1998

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Big Dipper Pinfari Steel 1968 1988 Unknown
Big Dipper Pinfari Steel 1997 2001 Relocated to Jungle Land
Dipper Unknown Wooden 1939 1942 Destroyed in a storm
Looping Dipper Pinfari Steel 1991 1996 Travelling with showman Bird (Funderland)

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Operating[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Airborne Shot SBF Visa Group Ramba Zamba/Swingaround 2016
Carousel Robert Tidman Gallopers 1963
Cyclone Edwin Hall Twist 1962
Dodgems Track - unknown / Cars - Preston & Barbieri Dodgems Unknown
Ghost Train Unknown Tracked Dark Ride Unknown
Helter Skelter Supercar Slip/Helter Skelter 1958
Jumping Astro Moser Rides Drop Tower 2012
Turtle Splash I.E. Park Log Flume 2006
XLR8 Tivoli Manufacturing Orbiter 2018

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Cannibal Pots Technical Park Teacups 1999 2001 Relocated to Funland Hayling Island
Children's Speedway Supercar Juvenile Track Ride 1954 1965 Unknown
Crazy Dance Fabbri Breakdance 1994 1996 Exported France
Experience KMG Experience 2006 2015 Relocated to Kongeparken
Ferris Wheel Eli Bridge Company Ferris Wheel 1949 1960 Exported to South Africa
Freak Out KMG Afterburner 2004 2006 Travelling UK
Freak Out KMG Afterburner 2007 2017 Relocated to Tramore Amusement Park
Helter Skelter Supercar Slip/Helter Skelter 1949 1957 Unknown
Matterhorn S.D.C. Matterhorn 1987 1989 Unknown
Model-T Fords Supercar Juvenile Track Ride 1964 Unknown Unknown
Peter Pan Railway Supercar Juvenile Track Ride 1950 c.1960s Unknown
Quasar A.R.M. Quasar/Explorer 1997 1998 Travelling UK
Satellite Turnagain Trabant/Satellite 1985 2005 Relocated to Wicksteed Park
Sky Diver Maxwell Lifting Paratrooper 1986 1988 Relocated to Dunes Leisure Family Fun Fair
Speedway Supercar Monte Carlo Rally/Speedway 1945 1984 Scrapped
Water Dodgems Rytecraft Water Dodgems 1933 1944 Scrapped

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