One More For The NYC Bucket List: The New York Wheel

Two million tourists will no longer take the Staten Island Ferry and stay in the terminal for a return trip to Manhattan because they will have an awesome reason to actually disembark– The New York Wheel. This new addition to every visitor’s bucket list is a record-breaking attraction as the world’s tallest Ferris wheel at 630 feet and attracting more than three million visitors a year. Its development and construction is currently underway with the enormous pedestal base arriving at Staten Island’s waterfront this past week.

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Scheduled to be completed in early 2018, it will be the world’s tallest observation wheel replacing the now-closed Toys R’ Us Ferris Wheel. Admission is $35 per person for a 38-minute ride and the wheel will be open from 10am to midnight, seven days a week.  The wheel will have 36 egg-shaped cabins that will be attached to the outside of the wheel so that they provide a pilot’s-eye view of the city. It will be able to hold 1,440 riders and be visible across New York Harbor, and will definitely be a new must-add item for your never-ending NYC bucket list.