March 13, 2018 9.34 am This story is over 42 months old

Giant wheel rolling into Skegness in time for Easter

Something new for Skegness.

A 35-metre high giant wheel attraction will be rolling into Skegness in time for Easter at the site of the former Fun City on the seafront.

The 144-capacity attraction gives people the chance to see up to 15 miles into the distance and will be in Skegness from Saturday, March 24 until Sunday, April 15, opening daily from 11am to 10pm.

Journeys will take approximately 10 minutes and a standard ticket will cost £5 with concessions for children and OAPs, while the wheel also includes one specially adapted gondola which allows access for wheelchair users.

A giant wheel attraction is heading to Skegness in time for Easter. Photo: The Giant Wheel Co

The 24-pod wheel is one of the tallest transportable attractions of its type currently available in the UK and is expected to generate revenue for local businesses, as well as promote Skegness.

Spokesman for The Giant Wheel Co. Jan de Koning said: “We are delighted to present this exciting new attraction to Skegness. Observation wheels are a proven popular attraction for people of all ages.

“It will become an instant landmark for everyone in the town, as well as giving people the chance to see the Lincolnshire coastline and surrounding area from an entirely new perspective.

“I’m confident it will be a big success and yet another reason why people should come and discover Skegness.”

The Giant Wheel Company will construct the attraction using an 80 tonne crane and it will take three days to build and two days to dismantle.

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