When I think of a beach vacation, I imagine waves splashing onto the sand along with a clear view of the coastline and everything that surrounds it. On this trip to Myrtle Beach - I was able to find a beach view like no other! If you're planning a trip to Myrtle Beach - you must plan a flight on the SkyWheel! At 187 feet tall, the SkyWheel offers a magnificent view of the Myrtle Beach coastline as well as the many shops and restaurants that line the Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade.
I'll admit, I was a little nervous as the wheel began to turn and our gondola made it's way up into the sky above Myrtle Beach. Yes, I love roller coasters and other thrill rides - but there's something about a Ferris Wheel that always has me second-guessing my decision to climb aboard. Yet after the first rotation, I'm usually much more settled and relaxed. Look, I even smiled for a picture!
The kids loved it! We were able to see pretty far down the coastline and across the water. Joey tried to see all the way to the other side of the ocean. I guess he'll soon understand the vastness of the Atlanic.
The view was simply amazing! We had a difficult time deciding if we wanted to ride the SkyWheel during the day when the sun would be out and we could see more into the distance or if we wanted to ride it at night and enjoy the multicolored lights on the SkyWheel. I think we would have enjoyed it during either time and experience! I'm sure they are equally breathtaking!
If you're feeling especially adventurous - the SkyWheel offers a VIP flight! The VIP gondola has four leather seats, a glass floor, double flight, free t-shirts and more! Yes, a glass floor!
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*I was provided with the opportunity to visit the Skywheel. All opinions are my own.