The Savannah Mall will unveil its newest attraction, a double-decker carousel, on Friday, March 22 at 11 a.m. Local dignitaries and members of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce are expected to be on hand for the ribbon cutting.
Located in the Savannah Mall’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 is the only known carousel to have an okapi and lemur. It’s also the first carousel in the city to feature brighter and energy-efficient LED lighting.
During the ribboncutting festivities, a special animal from Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah will be on hand to greet visitors in celebration of the carousel and its wildlife theme. The animal’s appearance is part of a community partnership between Oatland Island and the Savannah Mall. The year-long partnership will include community educational events and other special activities.