Cllr Carl Smith, the council leader, said: “This temporary landmark attraction will enhance the seafront’s overall offer in the 2021 season, boost footfall and add to the profile and vitality of our resort during a challenging period for our visitor economy.
“It will also be covid-safe fun for visitors and residents alike, offering fabulous views across our coastline and historic skyline, out to the Broads. Slightly taller than the Revolving Tower which famously stood on the seafront until the war, the wheel will be visible from the Acle Straight and will form a spectacular backdrop particularly when illuminated in the evenings.”
Jake de koning of The Giant Wheel Company, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be presenting our flagship state-of-the art Cityliner Observation Wheel at the iconic Great British seaside resort of Great Yarmouth for 2021.
“This is a landmark attraction that will offer views of Great Yarmouth and Norfolk for over 10 miles distance and we believe it will be a great attraction to what this beautiful seaside resort already has to offer.”
Subject to planning consent and coronavirus restrictions, the wheel will be place for the main summer holiday period.