SkyWheel Panama City Beach in Panama City Beach, FL

15700 LC Hilton Jr. DrivePanama City Beach, FL 32413
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SkyWheel Panama City Beach Tickets


A thrilling experience for the entire family, the SkyWheel is a 187-foot Ferris wheel at Pier Park in Panama City Beach featuring bird’s-eye views of the stunning coastline. The observation wheel’s 30 climate-controlled gondolas seat up to six people for four rotations—soaring 20 stories above the Gulf’s emerald green waves.

up to 0.2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Panama City Beach Travel Experts
  • The SkyWheel is open all year long, weather permitting. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
  • Located in the Pier Park outdoor complex, a premier shopping and entertainment destination.
  • See stunning views of the Gulf, Pier Park, and Russell-Fields City Pier on a day, sunset or night flight.
  • Fun and exciting for all ages.
  • All gondolas are fully accessible to mobility aids, temperature-controlled, and can hold up to 6 passengers.
  • Equipped with an easy-to-use call button in case of emergency.
  • Play an 18-hole miniature golf course on site for an added fee.
  • Operators closely monitor the weather and may close the Ferris wheel and golf course if there are strong winds and lightning.


from SkyWheel Panama City Beach
SkyWheel is the newest and most exciting attraction located at Pier Park in Panama City Beach. It is a full entertainment venue featuring an 18-hole miniature golf course and the prestigious SkyWheel observation wheel that stands nearly 200 feet above the area’s premier shopping and entertainment destination, Pier Park.

Your flight begins when you enter one of the 30 fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. Open all year, you are always sure to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable flight, no matter the temperature outside. It’s one of the best things to do while you’re on vacation!

Each flight is a unique experience for children and adults of all ages. After all that flying, continue the fun at the 18-hole mini golf course onsite.

SkyWheel delivers a whole new perspective on all the beauty Panama City Beach has to offer and is an unforgettable, unique experience for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions about SkyWheel Panama City Beach

Is SkyWheel Panama City Beach family-friendly?

The SkyWheel is a family-friendly attraction at Pier Park that offers safe thrills for all ages. Children three (3) years old and under can ride the Ferris wheel for free!

How tall is the SkyWheel in Panama City Beach?

The SkyWheel is 187 feet tall or about 20 stories.

How long is the flight?

A flight includes 3-4 revolutions and last roughly 10-15 minutes.

What's the best time to ride SkyWheel Panama City Beach?

The best time at the SkyWheel depends on what you want to see. For the breathtaking blue/green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, take the morning to early afternoon flight; for the romantic golden views and colorful skies, take the sunset flight; and for the stunning city lights from above, take the night flight.

When does the SkyWheel operate?

The SkyWheel’s operating hours vary and it is typically closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Please note that it may close without prior notice due to weather or maintenance circumstances. For operating hours during a select date range, please see the operating calendar above while booking your reservation.

Does the SkyWheel in Panama City Beach shut down for inclement weather?

The SkyWheel’s operators monitor the weather closely and may close the wheel if winds are sustained above 35mph, or if the lightning is within a 5-mile radius of the wheel. The ropes course and mini golf course will close if lightning is within a 10-mile radius.

Is there a weight limit? How many people can fit in one gondola?

There is no weight limit per person. Each gondola can hold up to 1,300lbs and fit a maximum of 6 people.

Is the SkyWheel fully accessible?

Yes, all gondolas are fully accessible and can accommodate wheelchairs, scooters, crutches, walkers, and more.

What is the temperature inside the gondola?

The gondolas are temperature-controlled—heated and cooled to always be a comfortable experience for passengers, no matter the temperature outside.

What happens if I need to get off while the wheel is in motion?

All gondolas are equipped with a call button in case of emergency. With a simple push of the button, the operator will descend you to the unloading area as quickly as possible.

Is there anything else to do at the SkyWheel?

Yes, there’s also an 18-hole miniature golf course accessible to all ages and abilities, so friends and the whole family can enjoy their time together.