When you’re visiting the Grand Strand, it’s hard to miss the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. The 187-foot tall Ferris Wheel towers over the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. At night, it’s even harder to miss as it’s aglow with 1 million LED lights. To discover everything you need to know about this larger-than-life attraction, read on.
Where to Go
The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is located on Ocean Boulevard, right on the sandy shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. You can’t help but notice the attraction as you are driving through the heart of Myrtle Beach. Promising a spectacular bird’s eye view of the Grand Strand, it is a top thing to do on a Myrtle Beach vacation.
What to Expect
The fee to ride the SkyWheel is $12. (It is $8 for children ages 3-11; kids 2 years and under are free). The SkyWheel line typically moves quickly as guests can board one of 42 gondolas available. With a staggering height of almost 200-feet, the views from the SkyWheel are truly impressive. In fact, on a clear day, you can see 25 miles up the coastline. It’s a great way to see beautiful Myrtle Beach! Plus, the ride lasts around 10 minutes, so you have enough time to get a full view of your surroundings. The gondolas feature full windows on all sides too, so your view is never obstructed.
For an additional charge, you can also opt for a ride in the VIP gondola. It features bucket seats and a glass floor. As a result, it’s even more comfortable and offers even better views!
As mentioned earlier, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is outfitted with 1 million LED lights. As such, it makes for an amazing after-dark display. In addition, a special effects, full-blown light show happens once or twice a night.
Reserve your Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotel today and take a ride on the SkyWheel for an incredible view of the Grand Strand.