SkyWheel Panama City Beach in Panama City Beach, FL
15700 LC Hilton Jr. Drive • Panama City Beach, FL 32413
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.
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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!
The SkyWheel is 187 feet tall or about 20 stories.
A flight includes 3-4 revolutions and last roughly 10-15 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
There is no weight limit per person. Each gondola can hold up to 1,300lbs and fit a maximum of 6 people.
Yes, all gondolas are fully accessible and can accommodate wheelchairs, scooters, crutches, walkers, and more.
The gondolas are temperature-controlled—heated and cooled to always be a comfortable experience for passengers, no matter the temperature outside.
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.
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.