WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,028,017
Topics75,590
Members13,506
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs23
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
42 registered members (Baza7, 8 invisible), 1,477 guests, and231 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
483 WHAT PUB
New General Forums
George Carlin
by BultacoAstro. 10th Sep 2020 9:00am
Our Earth
by granny. 8th Sep 2020 10:02am
The Moon Landing ?
by BultacoAstro. 29th Aug 2020 4:58pm
Harry McGuire.
by casper. 28th Aug 2020 11:15am
New Wirral History
Birkenhead Trams 1876
by mikeeb. 17th Sep 2020 3:38pm
WHAT PUB
by derekdwc. 12th Sep 2020 12:51pm
365 Crown Vaults 34 Watson Street
by mikeeb. 1st Sep 2020 5:05pm
94 Clarendon Hotel 109 to 111 Chester Street
by mikeeb. 31st Aug 2020 5:54pm
Birkenhead and beyond
by snowhite. 31st Aug 2020 12:13pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
Classic Rock The Bands Are Awakening
by BultacoAstro. 18th Sep 2020 8:37am
Customer Is Always Right
by doggod. 18th Sep 2020 12:55am
375 The Warwick, Westbourne Road, Birkenhead
by diggingdeeper. 17th Sep 2020 8:58pm
cat found,Wallasey
by doggod. 17th Sep 2020 8:55pm
Coronavirus
by cools. 17th Sep 2020 7:31pm
Birkenhead Trams 1876
by Norton. 17th Sep 2020 6:44pm
WHAT PUB
by locomotive. 17th Sep 2020 6:36pm
Brexit Transition
by granny. 17th Sep 2020 6:33pm
Spring fitting required
by gerrymoore. 17th Sep 2020 5:42pm
September
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
New Brighton and Disney? #854270
28th Jan 2014 10:42pm
28th Jan 2014 10:42pm
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 25
from Wirral. Now live in Leami...
M
MissM Offline OP
Newbeee
MissM  Offline OP
Newbeee
M
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 25
from Wirral. Now live in Leami...
I read on a local History site that there was once plans to build a Walt Disney park in New Brighton. Anyone got any further information on this?

Google Ads
Re: New Brighton and Disney? [Re: MissM] #854271
28th Jan 2014 10:46pm
28th Jan 2014 10:46pm
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,253
Our House In Our Road
ZipperClub Offline
Wiki Addict
ZipperClub  Offline
Wiki Addict
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,253
Our House In Our Road
They could build a water theme park.. oh that happened last month :-))
More chance of me winning the Grand National on a push bike than Disney happening.


One Way Or Another
Re: New Brighton and Disney? [Re: MissM] #854272
28th Jan 2014 10:47pm
28th Jan 2014 10:47pm
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 696
Hell Knows
YinYang Offline
Veteran
YinYang  Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 696
Hell Knows
It was just one of those Mickey Mouse rejuvenation schemes that were rife in the 1980's...

Re: New Brighton and Disney? [Re: ZipperClub] #854277
28th Jan 2014 11:09pm
28th Jan 2014 11:09pm
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 25
from Wirral. Now live in Leami...
M
MissM Offline OP
Newbeee
MissM  Offline OP
Newbeee
M
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 25
from Wirral. Now live in Leami...
Originally Posted by ZipperClub
They could build a water theme park.. oh that happened last month :-))
More chance of me winning the Grand National on a push bike than Disney happening.


It wasn't recent, apparently it was back when New Brighton was still a popular resort.

Re: New Brighton and Disney? [Re: MissM] #854278
28th Jan 2014 11:14pm
28th Jan 2014 11:14pm
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 696
Hell Knows
YinYang Offline
Veteran
YinYang  Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 696
Hell Knows
There were ideas for a Disney scheme; also a Water Dome once upon a time. Similar ideas were put forward periodically from the 1960's onwards.

John Anton was one of those who proposed a Disney style development (see 'Pies in the Sky' article on the link below)...


http://wirralsociety.net/Pub/wm.spr.05.pdf

Re: New Brighton and Disney? [Re: MissM] #854280
28th Jan 2014 11:21pm
28th Jan 2014 11:21pm
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,253
Our House In Our Road
ZipperClub Offline
Wiki Addict
ZipperClub  Offline
Wiki Addict
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,253
Our House In Our Road
Maybe in Usa.
New Brighton, Minnesota,
New Brighton, Pennsylvania,
New Brighton, California or
New Brighton, Staten Island, New York.
But not our New Brighton, it would never take enough money to make it viable.


One Way Or Another
Re: New Brighton and Disney? [Re: YinYang] #854282
28th Jan 2014 11:31pm
28th Jan 2014 11:31pm
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,253
Our House In Our Road
ZipperClub Offline
Wiki Addict
ZipperClub  Offline
Wiki Addict
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,253
Our House In Our Road
Originally Posted by YinYang
There were ideas for a Disney scheme; also a Water Dome once upon a time. Similar ideas were put forward periodically from the 1960's onwards.

John Anton was one of those who proposed a Disney style development (see 'Pies in the Sky' article on the link below)...


http://wirralsociety.net/Pub/wm.spr.05.pdf


Nice find YinYang


One Way Or Another
Re: New Brighton and Disney? [Re: MissM] #854392
29th Jan 2014 2:49pm
29th Jan 2014 2:49pm
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,194
Oxton
Gibbo Online content
Forum Addict
Gibbo  Online Content
Forum Addict
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,194
Oxton
I wonder how much it would cost to rebuild the tower?

If I won one of those Euromillions lotteries with a stupendous amount of money I could never spend, I'd love to waste some of it doing something like this, or a pier.

Re: New Brighton and Disney? [Re: MissM] #854532
29th Jan 2014 9:39pm
29th Jan 2014 9:39pm
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 194
Woodchurch
I
ianbx1 Offline
Enthusiast
ianbx1  Offline
Enthusiast
I
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 194
Woodchurch
Somewhere between 1967 and 1970 the then Wallasey News ran a cover and two page spread on this, utilising the ‘dips'. This was long before the guy who was buying up bits of New Brighton with a hair brained scheme for which he had no funding (he also ran the Liverpool Garden Festival site into the ground and went bust when the feasibility study on the project found he had ZERO capital). I'm sure the archives for the old Wallasey news must be available somewhere if someone had the time to look.


Causing mayhem since 1959
Re: New Brighton and Disney? [Re: ianbx1] #854567
29th Jan 2014 11:48pm
29th Jan 2014 11:48pm
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 696
Hell Knows
YinYang Offline
Veteran
YinYang  Offline
Veteran
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 696
Hell Knows
Originally Posted by ianbx1
...long before the guy who was buying up bits of New Brighton with a hair brained scheme for which he had no funding (he also ran the Liverpool Garden Festival site into the ground and went bust when the feasibility study on the project found he had ZERO capital). I'm sure the archives for the old Wallasey news must be available somewhere if someone had the time to look.


That guy was John Anton! Like I said, full details are on the link if you read the article lower down on the newsletter. yes

The reference library at Earlston will have the old newspapers.


Re: New Brighton and Disney? [Re: YinYang] #854774
30th Jan 2014 9:06pm
30th Jan 2014 9:06pm
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 194
Woodchurch
I
ianbx1 Offline
Enthusiast
ianbx1  Offline
Enthusiast
I
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 194
Woodchurch
Yep I agree that Anton was the Guy doing the big buy up pie in the sky scheme BUT the one with the Front page and the two page spread in the Wallasey News was before him ('Somewhere between 1967 and 1970') and on thinking about it, it could even have been as far back as 1966 - 67. I'd love to look up this in the library but I work all week and can't get there on a Saturday. Maybe one day...


Causing mayhem since 1959

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
cat found,Wallasey
by doggod. 17th Sep 2020 8:55pm
Birkenhead Trams 1876
by mikeeb. 17th Sep 2020 3:38pm
Spring fitting required
by gerrymoore. 17th Sep 2020 9:20am
Van carpet fitter
by Gibbo. 17th Sep 2020 9:16am
WHAT PUB
by derekdwc. 12th Sep 2020 12:51pm
For Sale & Free
Wanted Bultaco Astro Or Pursang 360 Model 104
by BultacoAstro. 13th Sep 2020 10:39pm
Wooden Single Bed, Headboard, Mattress and Drawer
by rhoobarb2002. 12th Sep 2020 5:07pm
Vauxhall Alloy Wheels - Astra, Corsa, Zafira etc.
by j_demo. 12th Sep 2020 2:44pm
2x2 seater leather sofas recliner
by paul110180. 7th Sep 2020 8:18am
2x2 seater leather sofas recliner
by paul110180. 7th Sep 2020 7:32am
Member Spotlight
Dilly
Dilly
wallasey
Posts: 8,967
Joined: July 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Angus, Dawnio, Rosemarie, brook3, Barbarahart
13506 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Van carpet fitter
by Gibbo. 17th Sep 2020 9:16am
Tower road. Birkenhead and now Dock road
by keef666. 6th Sep 2020 1:53pm
Enjoy the street theatre!
by Excoriator. 5th Sep 2020 3:50pm
Laminate flooring
by casper. 4th Sep 2020 6:33pm
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
by mikeeb. 23rd Aug 2020 3:05pm
News : New Topics
Award for Corbyn ???
by granny. 27th Aug 2020 10:41pm
Casper Specials
by granny. 23rd Aug 2020 5:39pm
Worlds oldest man dies aged 116
by mikeeb. 23rd Aug 2020 2:36pm
When Damascus Falls !
by granny. 13th Feb 2020 11:12pm
Coronavirus
by cools. 30th Jan 2020 5:38pm
New Enthusiast Forums
cat found,Wallasey
by doggod. 17th Sep 2020 8:55pm
Spring fitting required
by gerrymoore. 17th Sep 2020 9:20am
Customer Is Always Right
by BultacoAstro. 3rd Sep 2020 12:19pm
VW Golf TDi Cambelt
by TudorBlue. 1st Sep 2020 10:04am
A Fistfull of Dollars
by snowhite. 31st Aug 2020 5:07pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 6:52am
Sunset Fri 7:19pm
Local Time Fri 8:43am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1