SkyView Atlanta in Atlanta

For a skyline view and an unforgettable ride, Atlanta’s SkyView is a 200-foot tall Ferris wheel located near the city’s Centennial Olympic Park. From the skyride, riders can glimpse the Kennesaw Mountains and the Mercedes Benz Stadium, home to the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United.

The famed SkyView Ferris Wheel features 42 climate-controlled private gondolas that provide 360-degree panoramic views of the downtown area. At nearly 20 stories tall, the gondolas can seat up to six people comfortably. The rides last around 15 minutes in length, with four complete revolutions.

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SkyView Atlanta History

SkyView Ferris Wheel in Atlanta, which opened in July 2013, was initially located in Paris near the Louvre Museum. Before settling in its newest home near the Tabernacle music venue, the iconic wheel traveled from Paris to Cape Town, Africa, before new American owners took it to Pensacola, Florida, where it lasted less than a year.

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VIP Gondolas

The VIP gondolas offer a glass-bottom ride and can only seat five people. The unique lift is combined with a festive nighttime light show. The VIP experience is available for $50 per person. Though the gondola can seat up to six full-grown adults comfortably, the VIP gondolas only seat five. Skyview Ferris Wheel has no restrictions pertaining to an individual’s weight, height, or age.

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SkyView Ferris Wheel Classes

In addition to families, lovebirds, and photography enthusiasts, schools are encouraged to ride SkyView Ferris Wheel, where classmates can learn as they ride. These special tours include a lesson about the physics, design, and geometry of the observation wheel. Tours last up to one hour and can be customized to any grade level. The field trips include a Study Guide that correlates with the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Food and Drink

SkyView does not allow outside food or drinks to enter the gondolas. Though the amazing Carlo’s Pizza stand onsite to purchase food and drinks before or after your ride. The gondolas do not shut down for rain, but they do stop if there is lightning in the area.

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Cost of Admission

The admission cost to ride is $14.75 for adults and $9.75 for kids. Special discounts apply to the military, seniors, and students. Children aged two and under are free. A $6 discounted parking pass is offered at the LAZ parking deck, two blocks from the SkyView. Photos are also available for purchase.

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Hours of Operation

Tickets can be purchased for a later date and time but must be used before it expires. East ticket is valid for one-time use or it expires one year from the date of purchase. The wheel’s hours of operation are from 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
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