The Ferris wheel on the rooftop of T1 Mall of Tallinn will open today!
Thursday noon, at 12 o’clock, on the rooftop of the shopping and entertainment centre T1 Mall of Tallinn, Super Skypark’s Ferris wheel – Skywheel of Tallinn – will officially be opened to take people 120 metres above the sea level to enjoy the panorama of the capital from a new angle for just 10 euros.
T1 Mall of Tallinn is the first centre in Europe that has placed a Ferris wheel on its roof as a landmark. In addition, there are only five similar centres in the world and they are all located in Asia.
According to Allan Remmelkoor, the Head and Developer of T1 Mall of Tallinn and Member of the Board of Pro Kapital Grupp, the longtime dream to unite commerce and entertainment into a single entity that seemed crazy has finally come true with the opening of the Ferris wheel, as it has never been done before in Estonia or elsewhere in Europe. “We were not taken very seriously when we first came out with this plan. Even until recently, it was thought that the Ferris wheel would not actually come true. But now, here it is – extraordinary and unique, it spins and beautifies the silhouette of Tallinn. The unexpectedly high and positive public interest already before the launch of the wheel shows that bold decisions are appreciated and recognized,” Remmelkoor said.
Alar Kajari, the head of the operator company of Super Skypark Entertainment Centre.added that the Ferris wheel is definitely not just a magnet for the new centre, but it is a landmark for stimulating tourism in Tallinn as well as in Estonia more widely. “We believe that both the Ferris wheel and Super Skypark Entertainment Centre are new and special attractions for our capital to bring a lot of new foreign visitors and, above all, families who wish to stay longer in Estonia because of that,” Kajari said.
The Skywheel of Tallinn with its 27 gondolas is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm, just as the family entertainment centre Super Skypark located below it. A standard ticket for the Ferris wheel costs 10 euros. Children under the age of 3 can ride for free. Family ticket for parents with children costs 28 euros. For groups with more than 12 people, one ride will cost 7 euros per visitor. School groups that are welcome on weekdays until 16:00 in the afternoon are charged 4 euros per person. Tickets can be purchased from the Syper Skypark’s head ticket office and store, and from T1 information kiosks. This week, ticket sales will also be launched on the website www.vaateratas.eeand www.skywheeloftallinn.com.
On April 11th, the opening day of the Skywheel of Tallinn, an especially designed Ferris wheel postcard and a unique postage stamp will be released. You can send these new postcards out via Omniva’s unique singing letterbox near the Ferris wheel. The Ferris wheel postcard and postage stamp are only available in the Super Skypark Science Store at Omniva area.
The Skywheel of Tallinn can accommodate six people in a standard gondola, and it has wheelchair access as well. Both sides of a gondola have a comfortable fold-down sofa – so you can stand or sit in the gondola, as you wish. All gondolas are also insulated against the coldest weather and air-conditioned in the case of hot summer weather.
One out of the 27 gondolas is red. This is an exclusive VIP gondola with four leather armchairs and a champagne cooler for true romantics, where a cold bottle of bubbly is served exactly for the moment you have booked a ride at the new height of Tallinn. This does not mean, however, that four people have to enjoy the wonderful view and cozy atmosphere at the same time. The VIP gondola’s biggest trump card is its service and privacy – when a couple in love have booked a trip above Tallinn for 100 euros, they can enjoy a romantic evening for two.
“Romantics who have booked the VIP gondola definitely do not have to queue, but they can have a good time at our comfortable rooftop cafe, where they will be met and guided to the Ferris wheel at the time agreed. For that moment, the gondola has already been prepared for them and, if necessary, the waiter will definitely help to open the champagne,” Super Skypark’s Marketing Manager Tarvo Sarmet explained.
If one Ferris wheel ride is planned to take 12 minutes, during which three spins above the capital are made, then with the VIP gondola it is possible to enjoy the beauty of Tallinn for half an hour. “As the Ferris wheel raises the passengers almost to the same level above the sea as the tower of Oleviste Church, this half-hour will be beautiful and unique for happy couples and romantics you just have to experience on your own,” Sarmet added.
The Super SkyPark’s Ferris wheel was made as a special order by the Dutch family business Mondial Rides. The company, which has been operating for more than 100 years, started with the construction of harbour cranes, but for the last 30 years it has been focusing on the production of Ferris wheels. The most famous Ferris wheel constructed by Mondial is located at the Place de la Concorde, Paris.