Giant Observation Wheel Coming to Waterfront Park Spring 2018

SkyStar – This Is Not your Grandfather’s Ferris Wheel!

SkyStar Observation Wheel will be making its American debut at Waterfront Park this spring. It will operate from 11am-11pm daily on the Big Four® Lawn.

SkyStar Observation Wheel will be making its American debut at Waterfront Park this spring. It will operate from 11am-11pm daily on the Big Four® Lawn.

The Waterfront Development Corporation joined Todd Schneider of SkyView Atlanta, Mike Berry of the Kentucky Derby Festival, and Stacy Owen of 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville, to announce the spring debut of the SkyStar Observation Wheel at Waterfront Park’s Big Four® Lawn. The Ferris wheel will land at Waterfront Park for a 5-week stay, providing rides on the Big Four® Lawn from March 29-May 6.

The SkyStar Observation Wheel is the culmination of years of planning and specialty design by SkyView Partners and Mondial World of Rides. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and a specialty erection and dismantling system, the SkyStar Observation Wheel is one of America’s tallest traveling wheels.

SkyStar features 36 climate-controlled 6-passenger gondolas that offer passengers impressive aerial views of the river over the top of the Big Four® Bridge, Waterfront Park, and the Louisville skyline. In addition to the breathtaking views during the daylight hours, the Ferris wheel will feature a state-of-the-art LED light show every evening featuring over 1,000,000 colored LED lights.

SkyStar, Waterfront Park’s newest visiting attraction, will be in operation during Thunder over Louisville and will serve as an anchor for a family-friendly area adjacent to the Big Four® Bridge.

SkyStar will also be in operation during the April 25th WFPK Waterfront Wednesday, the season opener for the 17th year of this popular concert series.

SkyStar will open on Thursday, March 29 and operate through May 6. The wheel will be open daily, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Food & beverage by Festival Cuisine, including offerings by Little Cheesers, will be available for purchase.

Admission: Adult (Ages 12+) $14.15 + tax; Senior (Ages 65+) $12.74 + tax; Child (Ages 3 -11) $11.32 + tax; Children 2 & Under FREE. Members of the military & students (with valid ID) $12.74 + tax.

For group tickets or other inquiries, email  events@skystarwheel.com.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at  www.skystarwheel.com.