Parents have not been amused to learn that admission to Lottemaa, the Lotte theme park that is being developed in Tahkuranna near Pärnu, will cost EUR 15 for a child older than 3 years and EUR 18 for adults, writes Eesti Päevaleht.
This means that a family with two children would have to fork out EUR 66 plus catering and transport costs. According to the marketing manager Jorgen Sumin, the admission price includes about 100 attractions.
"We did not want to have a system where you need to pay separately for every attraction,” said Sumin. The first themepark passes went on sale this weekend and attracted bookings as far as from Australia. Sumin added the park will be officially opened on July 26 and is attracting interest also abroad, especially in Latvia.
Sumin said that many Latvians think that Lotte is actually a Latvian character and have been surprised to learn that the themepark is being built in Estonia and not in Latvia. Part of the animation work was produced in a Latvian animation studio.
Under current plans, Lottemaa will open at the end of July for a month. In later periods it will can be used as a training event. The organisers say that they will sell up to 1,000 tickets a day to avoid traffic problems because the park has parking for 600 cars and ten coaches.