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A Giant, 110-Foot Ferris Wheel Is Coming To Central Ohio

A 110-foot tall Ferris wheel is coming to Central Ohio.

For the next year, visitors to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be able to enjoy an incredible view of the park. The Adventure Sky Wheel will open at the Zoo on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

The massive sky wheel rotates over two and a half times per minute and has 24 riding gondolas. Lamberink B.V. manufactured this Ferris wheel in the Netherlands, and it will be brought to the Zoo by the Kissel Entertainment Company of Okeana, Ohio.

Guests will find Adventure Sky Wheel in the Zoo’s Adventure Cove region next to the Tidal Twist roller coaster, where it will be available for rides through the last day of the Boo at the Zoo on October 29.

Photo credit: Lamberink

“Each year, we look for new ways to engage our guests to help ensure that every experience is exciting, memorable and meaningful. Adventure Sky Wheel provides a fun opportunity to help create a family experience that brings people together while offering an incredible view of our Zoo and animal habitats,” said Anthony Sabo, Vice President of Zoombezi Bay & Guest Services.

Each ride on Adventure Sky Wheel is $5 for non-members and $4 for Columbus Zoo members. Rides are free for Columbus Zoo Gold members and are included in the price of a ZooMore ride wristband.

Wristbands also include other rides and attractions such as Tidal Twist, the Sea Dragon roller coaster, Grand Carousel, North America Train, 4-D Theater, and more. The minimum height requirements for Adventure Sky Wheel are 36 inches accompanied by supervising companions, and 42 inches without a supervising companion. Each gondola holds a maximum of six riders, and no single riders are permitted.

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