Enormous ride coming to Cincinnati

April 6, 2018 by  

A gigantic Ferris wheel known as a SkyWheel is coming to Cincinnati, and will open to riders at Coney Island soon.

The attraction is not permanent, so anyone who would like to ride this towering 155-foot wheel should mark their calendars so they do not miss the experience.

SkyWheels are now found all over the world, and are a step up from the familiar Ferris wheels found at carnivals and county fairs. There is a SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Niagara Falls, Canada; and Helsinki, Finland, among other cities.

The Cincinnati SkyWheel has 36 gondolas that can seat six people each. Each ride lasts 10 minutes, during which time the wheel makes four complete revolutions, giving riders who visit during the day a sky-high view of the park as well as the Ohio River, Cincinnati, and the surrounding countryside. At night, the SkyWheel will be lit with over 500,000 LED lights, which will make it visible for miles.

The SkyWheel will be open to riders starting the same day the park opens for the year – May 26. This is the 132nd season for Coney Island. However, the SkyWheel will only be at the park for six weeks, ending July 8. A ride costs $5, and tickets may be bought online.

Tickets to attractions like this would make great corporate gifts for companies to give to employees and loyal customers.