A new attraction is coming to LeLacheur Park, as the Lowell Spinners (Short Season A; NY-Penn League) are unveiling the Gator Gondola. Set to make its debut on Thursday, July 28, the Gator Gondola is the first major attraction to be installed at the ballpark since Dave Heller and Main Street Baseball purchased the team earlier this year.
The Gator Gondola is a swinging pirate ship ride that will be located in the Foul Ball Fun Zone presented by Circle Health. The ship is designed to seat up to 12 passengers and will provide new and thrilling amusement fun to the younger fans at LeLacheur. The Gator Gondola, named after Spinners mascot, Canaligator, highlights the children’s play area which also includes a dunk tank, inflatable rides, and various carnival games.
“Spnnertainment, means providing the most fun possible for fans of all ages each and every time they entre our beautiful ballpark” said Heller “The new swinging pirate ship is a ride that our youngest fans will enjoy over and over again. And it’s just the first of many improvements we have planned as we go about remaking LeLacheur Park into the best Minor League ballpark in the region.”
The ride will be first major addition to the park from the new owner. Heller, who purchased the team in June, currently owns four other Minor League Baseball teams, the Quad Cities River Bandits, the Billings Mustangs, the Wilmington Blue Rocks, and the High Desert Mavericks. His teams are known for their off-field attractions, including a 105-foot tall Ferris wheel and spinning bumper cars in Quad Cities as well to a swinging pirate ship similar to the Gator Gondola.