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New Atlanta Ferris Wheel Slated To Open Tuesday

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

ATLANTA (AP) -- One of Atlanta's newest attractions, a 200 foot tall Ferris wheel, is set to open to the public.

WAGA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/17ez560) SkyView Atlanta is scheduled to open at noon Tuesday and offer riders a bird's eye view of the city during its 15-minute trips near Centennial Olympic Park.

According to the attraction's website, rides for adults will cost $14.45, $13 for seniors and members of the military, and $9.10 for children. Each gondola is required to have an adult riding in it along with the children.

The wheel was previously in Paris and in Pensacola, Fla.


Associated Press Release

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta City Council has voted to allow a 20-story Ferris wheel to be placed in downtown Atlanta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the council voted unanimously Monday and the attraction, to be named Skyview Atlanta, has previously been housed in Paris and Pensacola.

Two St. Louis businessmen are behind the idea of bringing the Ferris wheel to Atlanta. Skyview Atlanta spokesman Jason Evans says the partners, Todd Schneider and Al Mers, plan to set it up next to The Tabernacle, a century-old former church building now used as a concert hall.

Officials say the attraction could be in place as early as June and rides are expected to cost between $12 and $13.


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