Barry's Amusements

Barry's Amusements
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Location
Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Status Standing but not operating
Operated 1926 to 2019
Owner Trufelli family
Website http://www.barrysamusements.com/

Barry's Amusements is an amusement park located in Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK. The entrance to Barry's Amusements is situated across the road from Kiddieland Portrush.

History

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 did not open at all in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.[2] As of the 2021 season the park is still standing but not operating. In May, the park released a statement saying it was for sale both as a going concern and for redevelopment, and that it would not reopen until the sale was complete.[3] In August the park had been reported to have been sold to developer Michael Herbert.[4] However these reports were quickly shot down by the owners. In early September the owners announced that the park had been sold and the business would close. During this time the entrance of the park got a big sign saying 'All Enquires' and Helter Skelter was dismantled. However, most recently estate agents Osborne King (on behalf of the new buyer) have marked the park for rent as a "unique leisure and entertainment opportunity".

Roller coasters

Standing but not operating

Name Manufacturer Type Opened SBNO since
Barry's Big Dipper Pinfari Steel July 2002 2019
Speedy Mouse Pinfari Steel Family 1998 2019

Closed

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
Little Dipper Supercar Kiddie 1961 1967 Relocated to Barry's Bangor
Looping Dipper Pinfari Steel 1989 1996 Relocated to Kongeparken

Attractions

Standing but not operating

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
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
Jumping Astro Moser Rides Drop Tower 2012
Turtle Splash I.E. Park Log Flume 2006

Closed

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Airborne Shot SBF Visa Group Ramba Zamba/Swingaround 2016 2019 SBNO, Later Relocated to Wicksteed Park
Cannibal Pots Technical Park Teacups 1999 2001 Relocated to Funland Hayling Island
Children's Speedway Supercar Track Ride 1954 1965 Unknown
Crazy Dance Fabbri Breakdance 1994 1996 Exported France
Experience KMG Experience 2006 2015 Relocated to Kongeparken
Extreme Bike Moser Rides Extraordinary Bike 2015 2015 For sale
Extreme Orbiter Tivoli Manufacturing Orbiter 2018 2019 SBNO, Later Relocated to Beau Land Park
Ferris Wheel Eli Bridge Company Ferris Wheel 1949 1960 Exported to South Africa
Ferris Wheel Fabbri Ferris Wheel March 2002 June 2002 Unknown
Freak Out KMG Afterburner 2004 2006 Travelling UK
Freak Out KMG Afterburner 2007 2017 Relocated to Tramore Amusement Park
Helter Skelter Supercar Helter Skelter 1949 1957 Relocated to Alton Towers
Helter Skelter Supercar Helter Skelter 1958 2019 SBNO, Later dismantled
Matterhorn S.D.C. Matterhorn 1987 1989 Unknown
Model-T Fords Supercar Track Ride 1964 Unknown Unknown
Peter Pan Railway Supercar 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

References