SkyWheel has successful opening day

Hundreds of locals and tourists were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony and opening day for the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. 

The first 100 people in line were given a free ride, while all others in attendance paid the set fee of $12 per adult, $8 for children 3-11 years and children 2 and under are free.

Each of the 42 climate controlled fully enclosed gondolas hold six people.  They will take you 200+ feet above the city and give you a view unlike any other.

The SkyWheel attraction will be open throughout the year and will operate from 9 AM to midnight, seven days a week.  The wheel is glittered with one million LED lights and each night here will be an impressive light show.

Also of note is the Jimmy Buffett Landshark Bar & Grill at the base of the wheel.  The restaurant is ocean front and has seating inside as well as outside.  Also there is a gift shop where you can purchase SkyWheel and Landshark items.