There is renewed hope for the Pleasure Island theme park in Cleethorpes, England, after it was revealed that takeover talks could result in it reopening after yesterday's sudden closure.
Local newspaper The Grimbsy Telegraph reports that the park's managing director, Melanie Wood, is is negotiations to take over the park. This would result in a split from sister park Flamingo Land, owned by Wood's brother Gordon Gibb.
The apparent family feud led to the stunning closure of the park yesterday, which resulted in all of its staff being made redundant. Wood claims that the closure is due to the takeover discussions stalling, but says that it should reopen again "shortly".
News of the closure stunned local residents and business owners, with the park having invested in a number of new attractions for the 2010 season at a reported cost of £600,000. Among the new additions was a new ghost train, Shriekville, footage of which is included in the video embedded below.
Many coastal amusements parks in the UK, such as Margate's Dreamland, have closed in recent years. This has contributed to the decline of seaside resorts, which rely on the parks to draw in visitors.