SkyWheel taking shape (Update: Opens tomorrow, first 100 free)

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Update 5/19: The Myrtle Beach Skywheel is set for it's opening tomorrow. The official ribbon cutting ceremony is set for 10 a.m. with flight taking off shortly after. The LandShark Bar & Grill is also set to open tomorrow. According to their Facebook page the first 100 fans in line get to ride for free.


Update 5/9: Take a peek at all of the action from the month of April through the use of time lapse video. (Hint- Cranes don't show up until about the half way mark.)


Update 4/6 gondolas: There was a rumor floating about town that the SkyWheel gondolas wouldn't arrive in time for opening. This Facebook picture will clear that up.


Update 4/4 ticket pricing: The SkyWheel website has been updated with online ticket purchasing enabled.

Tickets for adults are $12 and children are $8. The website also says that the entire structure will be covered in "over 1 million of LED lights" to perform light shows. The countdown clock shows the SkyWheel will be ready to ride in about 16 days. 

Update 4/27 reaches full height: The SkyWheel reached it full height on Tuesday. With the skeletal frame in place, onlookers could see the true height of the 200 foot tourist attraction. Read about the progress at Carolina Live. 

The SkyWheel is expected to open May 18th.

Update 4/25 coming along nicely: Over at SCnow, they have a little update on the progress of the SkyWheel. Head on over and read their little write-up and check out the video too.

Update 4/19 hub installed: The SkyWheel Facebook page was updated today with this great shot of the hub being set. View the album on Facebook.

First Report 4/17: One of the most anticipated attractions this season along the Strand is the currently under construction, Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

The SkyWheel, a Ferris Wheel on steroids, will be 200 feet tall and should make for quite a sight along the night time coastline in downtown Myrtle Beach. This week the Sky Wheel actually starts to take its shape as crews start work on the hub and assembling the wheel. 

To get the full story on this next step in its construction, information on the restaurant being built, ticket pricing and the scheduled completion date, head on over to The Sun News

As the Wheel ticks to completion, we will definitely be keeping you all updated on the Sky Wheels progress.

  • Keep up to date on the SkyWheel's progress over at their Facebook Page