Savannah Mall opens double-decker carousel
The Savannah Mall unveiled a double-decker carousel as its newest attraction on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring local dignitaries and members of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.
Located in the mallâ€™s food court, the two-level carousel is the first of its kind in Savannah and, according to owner/operator Fun Brands Carousels, the only one of its kind in Georgia. The wildlife-themed carousel stands 28 feet tall and features hand-crafted and hand-painted animals. In addition to showcasing traditional animals such as horses, the double-decker carousel has an okapi and a lemur.
â€śA ride on a carousel is timeless. Itâ€™s something that brings back memories of our youth and can build a lifetime of memories with our children,â€ť said Lee Knowlton, president and CEO of Fun Brands Carousels.
During the ribbon-cutting, animals from Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah were on hand to greet visitors in celebration of the carousel and its wildlife theme. Their appearance is part of a community partnership between Oatland Island and the Savannah Mall that will include community educational events and other special activities.
â€śThe partnership with Oatland Island is a great example of the new direction that weâ€™re taking at the Savannah Mall,â€ť said general manager Phil McConnell. â€śOne of our priorities is creating fun and educational opportunities for children and families. The programming weâ€™re planning with Oatland Island will give families additional access to the many great resources they have there.â€ť
- Savannah Morning News