Llandudno Pier gets a permanent ‘giant’ Ferris wheel – and it could be open in time for the weekend

A ‘giant’ Ferris wheel will be erected at one of North Wales’ most popular tourist attractions.

The merry-go-round, which was custom-built by luxury sports car maker Lamborghini, will be set up at Llandudno Pier and will be 21 meters high and will be located next to the game rooms.

It could be open as early as Friday, in time for the bank holiday weekend, and will have 18 gondolas that can accommodate 108 people.

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Adam Williams, owner of the historic pier, told North Wales Live that the attraction, which will provide users with panoramic views of Llandudno, has been trucked from Italy and is in the process of being assembled.

Mr Williams said: “This is a very exciting time for the pier – possibly the biggest investment the pier has had since it was built.

“We hope the investment will help the pier maintain itself for years to come.

The merry-go-round, which will stretch 69 feet high, will accommodate 18 gondolas and can accommodate 108 people

“The city needs something fun, happy and nostalgic to take you back to your childhood, and that’s exactly what you will do.”

“The Ferris wheel fits perfectly into the area where it will be located as we had to have it designed for that specific size by the Lamborghini Ferris Wheels team and should be seen across town.

“We want to give people this ‘wow’ moment to show them that we are reinvesting in the pier and that we will continue to do so.”

The wheel is expected to officially open to the public on Friday August 27 after a “soft launch” tomorrow night.

The Ferris wheel will be the second permanent brought to North Wales by Adam Williams, the first being located at his Towyn funfair earlier in 2020.

The Ferris wheel was transported by a 'bouncing' truck from Italy after being custom built
The Ferris wheel was transported by a ‘bouncing’ truck from Italy after being custom built

Mr Williams said the cost of the ride had not yet been decided: “We are not yet 100% sure of the price, but we will try to make it reasonable in the structure of our wristband system to keep it in line. line with the rest of the fairground.

“Value for money is a priority in the seaside town, as the attraction aims to cater to both locals and tourists who come to the town.

“It would be interesting to know how far the wheel can be seen.”

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