Enjoy unparalleled sky-high views of Myrtle Beach when you take on the SKYWHEEL adventure! It’s not for the faint of heart, or those who dislike heights, but the ascent to the top will treat you to unparalleled views of your vacation zone!
I am about to share my adventure, from my seat, aboard the SKYWHEEL in Myrtle Beach; join me!
Get ready to sit in one of 42 top-row seats at one point or another and absorb a bird’s eye view of the Atlantic Ocean!
Do you love thrills and seek adventures?
What about heights?
Climb aboard with 4 revolutions and on an adventure of about 15 minutes!
Each of the 42 seats offers air-conditioning and seats for up to 6 people or 1300 pounds!
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Enjoying Sky-High Views of Myrtle Beach
SkyWheel Myrtle Beach hosted my experience.
Adventures & Visiting Myrtle Beach
Often what is old is new, and our trip to Myrtle Beach was more nostalgia-filled than anything else.
Wanting to provide my kids with the fun I used to have in Myrtle Beach, we took off for a fun, old-fashioned easy-going vacation.
Admittedly, Myrtle Beach still offers a reasonably-priced laid-back vacation place years later, but I will say that it is not the same place, but that is a whole other story!
Naturally, there are adventures beyond the beach in Myrtle Beach you want to experience.
However, the sky-high views of Myrtle Beach are right on the beach and share a panoramic view beyond belief!
Destination: SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach has lovely beaches, a fun boardwalk, and plenty of shopping!
However, the truest thrill of thrills is the SkyWheel.
My article is from a few years back, but that does not change what SkyWheel offers.
A ride in an air-conditioned gondola high above the hotels and buildings.
Once at the top and along the ride to the top, you will experience the breathtaking view of the Atlantic.
Depending on where you look and what time of day, you might see dolphins swimming along the coastline!
News About The Sky-High Views Of Myrtle Beach
The SkyWheel got deep-cleaned and revamped (2021), including new flooring and seat covers on the gondolas!
Plus, there will be a new ‘center’ on the wheel with a logo and fun lights!
I can’t wait to see that up close!
Why Would I Want To Experience Sky-High Views of Myrtle Beach?
There are a lot of reasons to take part in this epic ride, but I am not going to convince you to go but to offer the experience through my eyes.
First, if you love heights, experience them here at 187 Feet up in the sky from your air-conditioned gondola.
Do not expect a ‘Ferris wheel carnival ride’. That is NOT what this is.
Rather, it’s a height-lover observation-like tower that will move you effortlessly from the low point (beach level) to about 187 feet up in the air!
Experience Myrtle Beach differently, as you will have grand views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Myrtle Beach strip left to right.
Sky-High Views Of Myrtle Beach & Fears Of Height?
My Personal Story of Fear of Heights and the sky-high views of Myrtle Beach
I rode the tallest Ferris wheel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, without my husband by my side!
Heights and I are not best friends, and to share more, earlier on in my life, on a Banff, Canada, helicopter ride, I passed out halfway up in the sky!
All I can say is this, “I came, I rode, and I did not hit the emergency call button!”
I experienced the sky-high views of Myrtle Beach and loved it!
Things To Know About The SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
- Inside the glass-enclosed gondolas are 2 seating areas for UP to 3 persons on each side.
- The seats are bench-style.
- You won’t ride with anyone other than the PEOPLE you came with!
- The car feels like swinging, but please note, it can sway a bit (YIKES!), or YEAH, as my kids said!
- Last (and I am repeating myself), by the good grace of luck, air conditioning in each unit does help to keep you cool under fire.
Though the people you came with may never speak to you again if you are the party pooper that screams for mercy at the top, LOL!
FYI: There is no bar in the middle, and you feel like you are falling forward, even though you are not when the gondola is moving; it is the wildest feeling!
Sky-High Views Of Myrtle Beach & Simple Tips
Listen to everyone in front of you and behind you panicking before they get on; you are not the only one, LOL!
- The SkyWheel is centrally located, with plenty of paid parking.
- Use the bathrooms before you get in line.
- Purchase your tickets ahead online.
What is the SkyWheel Ride Like?
You have to see it and Myrtle Beach to understand, so look here for an insider’s view.
Everything looks so amazing. Jump in here and take a look.
PS: In my video (from nerves), I mistakingly say ‘rocking,’ but it is swaying, not rocking, and there is a difference!
Would I Recommend the SKYWHEEL Myrtle Beach Attraction?
I would tell you to get there and bring your camera.
The ride runs day long and night long.
Go to see the ocean, but remember, with all the new renovations, it will be dazzling at night too!
My only caution to you is this: if you really don’t think you can take on the heights, steer clear so your group can enjoy without stopping.
However, if you hate heights but don’t know, do it.
You will be well rewarded with the unparalleled spectacular sky-high view of Myrtle Beach.