Wheel finally lands in Dawlish Warren and so does Karaoke

dawlish warren karaoke and big wheel
dawlish warren karaoke and big wheel

Buckle up, folks! It’s time for a spin in Dawlish Warren as a towering new attraction rolls into town. After what feels like eons of anticipation (six years to be exact), the 34m observation wheel is set to grace the Teignbridge Council-owned grassy area of Beach Walk.

Get ready to soar to new heights because once this behemoth is up and running, it promises panoramic views that’ll sweep you off your feet. From the top, catch glimpses of the Warren and its nature reserve, the majestic Exe estuary, and beyond.

But hold onto your hats! It’s been a long and winding road from those initial plans back in 2018 to finally taking its first passengers. Planning permission has been granted for a six-month stint over the summer while experts assess its impact on biodiversity and the surrounding area.

This wheel isn’t your run-of-the-mill fairground ride; it’s the real deal. With 108 seats spread across 18 gondolas, it’s more about leisurely sightseeing than adrenaline-pumping thrills.

The journey to get here has been quite the spectacle too. Picture this: the wheel being transported in small sections, creeping stealthily beneath the Dawlish Warren railway bridge, ready to make its grand entrance.

And mark your calendars because starting next week, the wheel will be open to the public, promising a ride like no other. But that’s not all! Adding to the excitement, the adjacent Warren Bridge Inn is gearing up for its first-ever karaoke night, adding an extra dash of fun to the festivities. So, after you’ve had your fill of soaring heights, head over to the Warren Bridge Inn for some toe-tapping tunes with the best Karaoke in Dawlish Warren and a pint of your favorite brew next Sunday 28th April at 8pm!

Of course, not everyone’s on board with this new addition. Concerns have been raised about its impact on the Warren’s delicate ecosystem and the views from neighboring landmarks like Mashed House and Powderham Castle.

But fear not, critics! This wheel is designed to be a seamless addition to the landscape, blending in rather than standing out like a sore thumb. Plus, with Natural England giving it the green light, rest assured, this wheel won’t be throwing any spanners in the works.

So, whether you’re a thrill-seeker or just looking for a leisurely spin, Dawlish Warren’s newest attraction promises a ride to remember. So, grab your tickets, hop on board, and let’s take a spin!

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