Skyviews Miami, The ‘Iconic’ 176-Foot Observation Wheel, Is Now Open To The Public

Downtown Miami’s finally has its iconic Ferris Wheel, and it is now open to the public.

Skyviews Miami held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday at Bayside Marketplace.

Backers of the project have said that it will be a Ferris Wheel on steroids, and also that the wheel will be  iconic.

The project is said to have cost $18 million to build.

Riders will be able to sit in an enclosed climate-controlled gondolas with glass bottom floors.

Rides will cost $17 and last around 15 minutes. There’s a Florida resident discount for the first few weeks of $14, and there are also discount for children, seniors, and the military.

An LED lightshow on the wheel has also been activated at night.

 

(photo: skyviews)