Having grown up so close to the (WONDERFUL) city of Atlanta; I like to pride myself on knowing where to send my tourist friends. The world’s LARGEST aquarium, the world of Coke, etc… of course, I throw in some of my personal favorite spots as well… I posted about them a while ago here!
A new attraction opened up last year and we finally made time to check it out… SkyView Atlanta. Skyview is a giant ferris wheel that is located in downtown ATL right across from Centennial Olympic Park. We went right before sunset and waited about 45 minutes. The line doubled in size when the sun went down, so keep that in mind. They sell drinks and snacks, which is kind of fun, and everyone that worked there was very nice and helpful.
It costs $13.50 for adults, $8.50 for kids 12 and under and children under the age 2 ride free. You sit in an air conditioned gondola so it’s really comfortable and feels safe. Your “in flight” time is about 10-15 minutes. I think we completed at least 4 full rotations.
To be completely honest, I personally wouldn’t do it again… unless one of my nephews or nieces asked me to take them and then obviously I would go back in a heart beat. (Those kids have me wrapped around their cute little fingers.) If no kids are involved, the Sundial lounge is only a couple of blocks away with better views of the city, a more relaxing environment, and no wait.
We took some friends that were visiting from Arkansas that had two little boys, 5 and 2; the kids really enjoyed it so I considered the experience a win!
Happy hump day!