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Why is the SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach closed?

Why is the SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach closed?

The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel along Ocean Boulevard. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – The SkyWheel is open again after a fire last week! The attraction temporarily closed after the fire, which damaged part of the loading deck and a nearby gondola.

How much does it cost to ride the SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach?

Tickets for a ride on the SkyWheel are $14 for passengers 12 and older, $9 for kids 3 to 11 and free for children younger than 2. VIP rides are $50 for adults and $35 for children. For more information on SkyWheel Myrtle Beach, call 843.839.

Are they taking down the SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach?

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach was completely disassembled in January 2021 and sent to Chance Rides Manufacturing in Wichita, Kansas, for a complete overhaul.

Is Myrtle Beach SkyWheel open year-round?

The SkyWheel is open daily year-round at 11 am, typically only closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please check the main page for current up-to-date hours of operation, as hours are subject to change at any time.

What happened to the SkyWheel?

The SkyWheel closed in January 2021 and was taken apart and shipped to Wichita, Kansas, where it was renovated for its 10th anniversary later that year. Upgrades include new floors and seats in the gondolas and a new logo and lights on the center globe.

Is the SkyWheel safe?

We are an observation wheel, NOT a ferris wheel. If it is a really windy day, the gondolas may sway back and forth a touch, but rest assured that you are completely safe and the nuts and bolts are on complete lock down! The SkyWheel can withstand wind speeds of up to 135 miles per hour!

When did the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel catch fire?

Capt. Jonathan Evans of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department, confirmed previously that the fire happened about 11:45 p.m. Thursday. “SkyWheel would like to thank the Myrtle Beach Fire Department and Myrtle Beach Police Department for their rapid response,” a statement from the attraction reads.

Can you walk on the beach at night in Myrtle Beach?

One of my favorite things to do in Myrtle Beach at night is take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk. Although the boardwalk can be a bit crowded at night, go ahead and take your time. Look around and take in the sights and sounds. After all, you’re on vacation.

How many people can the SkyWheel hold?

The SkyWheel contains 42 passenger cars that are fully enclosed, so you can enjoy this attraction rain or shine. Unlike most Ferris wheels which seat two people, SkyWheel cars accommodate up to 9 people. Passengers can control their car’s temperature, speaker volume for the guided tour and lighting.

What is the radius of the SkyWheel?

Niagara SkyWheel

Name Niagara SkyWheel
Diameter 50.5m (166.65ft)
Opened 6/17/2006
Country Canada

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