Observation Wheel

After many months of delays, the Observation Wheel is finally open on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. The wheel, which is located on the Steel Pier and stands at a towering 227 feet, was scheduled to open in the fall, but delays in building the deck took longer than expected.

The cost to build and install the wheel totaled $14 million. The ride — along with the opening of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City — is expected to bring much-needed traffic to the north end of the Boardwalk. 

Unlike many amusement style rides, a spin on the Observation Wheel will last a while — 16 minutes to be exact. Cost per person will be $15 for adults and $12 for kids.

Although it is considered a year-round attraction, the wheel will not operate if the temperature dips below 40 degrees. The ride is open Tuesdays through Sundays.

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