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“SkyStar observation wheel opens at The Banks to great views and reviews..

The 150-foot high SkyStar observation wheel at The Banksopened Saturday evening to great reviews from WCPO Anchor Tanya O'Rourke and WCPO Multimedia Journalist Jake Ryle after they were among the first riders... 

 

“All about the 150-foot-high SkyStar observation wheel now open at The Banks!”

 

“150-Foot-High SkyStar Observation Wheel Will Help Celebrate 10th Anniversary of The Banks in Cincinnati!”

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Banks in Cincinnati, SkyStar, a 150-foot-high mobile observation wheel will open August 31 through December 2. SkyStar will operate on Freedom Way at The Banks, across from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

“SkyStar is America’s largest portable observation wheel and it will light up the sky with over 1 million colored LED lights,” said Todd Schneider of SkyStar. “This experience promises to provide unique views of downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, the Suspension Bridge and the Ohio River.” 

 

“SkyStar 15-Story Ferris Wheel Going Up at The Banks..”

SkyStar, a temporary 15-story "observation wheel" (aka Ferris Wheel), is going up at The Banks downtown from Aug. 31-Dec. 2. The portable contraption has been traveling across America, setting up shop in cities including Norfolk, Va. and Louisville, Ky. to offer elevated views and a novel, pop-up tourism experience…

 

“Giant Ferris wheel headed to Banks!”

A 150-foot-high “mobile observation wheel” is coming to the Banks this week to help the riverfront development celebrate its 10th anniversary. The wheel, called the SkyStar, will open Aug. 31 and operate through Dec. 2 on Freedom Way across the street from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

 

SECOND Stop: norfolk, va

05/16-08/19/18

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"SKYSTAR WHEEL ARRIVES AT WATERSIDE!" 

Waterside District is pleased to announce Norfolk’s newest entertainment attraction, SkyStar at Waterside. Arriving May 2018, the 137 foot high wheel will be located adjacent to Waterside District and offer individuals, groups, and companies a brand new entertainment option this Summer...

 

"Norfolk is Getting a SkyStar on the Waterfront for the Summer!"

137 feet high. 12 stories above the Elizabeth River. 36 climate-controlled, private gondolas. Need anything more be said? The SkyStar will open outside Waterside this May, according to Cordish, the company behind the Waterside District. It will be around for the summer...

 

"Norfolk's Waterside District is getting a 12-story ferris wheel!"

"This attraction is the perfect complement to Harbor Park, Town Point Park, Nauticus, and the Battleship Wisconsin. The excitement is building for what will be a memorable summer experience," Alexander said Friday...

 

"Here are 11 insider details on the Ferris wheel coming to Norfolk.."

The buzz about a Ferris wheel coming to Norfolk began during the State of the City address in March, when Mayor Kenny Alexander announced a new ride would offer expansive riverfront views at Waterside District this summer. But with the speech packed full of new developments and ideas, not many specifics were shared on the giant attraction that will occupy the former Waterside annex-turned-parking-lot. Now that the Skystar Observation Wheel is on its way, The Virginian-Pilot talked to Todd Schneider, managing partner of the company, to get the inside scoop on the project. Here are 11 things to know about the ride:..

 

"Ferris Wheel at Waterside looking to hire 40 seasonal employees!"

The job fair is Wednesday, May 9th at the Blue Moon Taphouse from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Seasonal positions include porters, security, ticket agents, wheel operators, and loaders and un-loaders. High school and college students are welcome to apply. Anyone attending the job fair should bring a few copies of their resume...

 

First Stop: Louisville,KY

03/29-05/06/18

  "Todd Schneider joins John Ramsey to discuss the temporary addition to Lousiville's skyline, The SkyStar Ferris Wheel next to the Big-Four Bridge."

"Todd Schneider joins John Ramsey to discuss the temporary addition to Lousiville's skyline, The SkyStar Ferris Wheel next to the Big-Four Bridge."

 
 
 

" Giant Observation Wheel Coming to Waterfront Park Spring 2018... SkyStar – This Is Not your Grandfather’s Ferris Wheel! "

The Waterfront Development Corporation joined Todd Schneider of SkyView Atlanta, Mike Berry of the Kentucky Derby Festival, and Stacy Owen of 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville, to announce the spring debut of the SkyStar Observation Wheel at Waterfront Park’s Big Four® Lawn. The Ferris wheel will land at Waterfront Park for a 5-week stay, providing rides on the Big Four® Lawn from March 29-May 6 ...

 

" A giant Ferris wheel is coming to Waterfront Park! "

A giant Ferris wheel is coming to Waterfront Park for a five-week run this spring — including during Thunder over Louisville. The SkyStar Observation Wheel will be on the Big Four Lawn from March 29 through May 6, according to a news release. It has 36 climate-controlled gondolas that can hold six people each ...

 

" A giant Ferris wheel is coming to Waterfront Park this spring, just in time for the Derby! "

A giant traveling Ferris wheel will be parked at Waterfront Park this spring, offering aerial views of the river and skyline, as well as a nightly LED light show. The SkyStar Observation Wheel, one of the world's tallest traveling observation wheels, is set to be in Louisville for five weeks, according to a news release from Waterfront Park that describes the attraction as "Not Your Grandfather's Ferris Wheel." ...

 

" Giant Traveling Ferris Wheel Coming To Waterfront Park! "

A traveling Ferris wheel will soon brighten Waterfront Park, offering rides and views during Waterfront Wednesday, Thunder Over Louisville and the Kentucky Derby, officials announced Thursday. SkyStar, the operator of the observation wheel, touts the 137-foot attraction as one of the tallest traveling Ferris wheels in America. It’s outfitted with more than a million LED lights, and will have 36 six-passenger gondolas for people to ride. Waterfront Park Event Director Ashley Smith said the park is thrilled to welcome the attraction, marking it as a sign of progress. ...

 

" Waterfront Park will be home to a 137-foot Ferris wheel through Derby! "

It’s a bird, it’s a plane — you’ll be able to see just about anything coming through Louisville when Waterfront Park gets a giant 137-foot Ferris wheel-like structure called SkyStar Observation starting Thursday, March 29. ...

 

Giant observation wheel coming to Louisville’s Waterfront Park! "

The Waterfront Development Corp. joined Todd Schneider of SkyView Atlanta, Mike Berry of the Kentucky Derby Festival, and Stacy Owen of 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville, to announce the spring debut of the SkyStar Observation Wheel at Waterfront Park’s Big Four Lawn. The Ferris wheel will land at Waterfront Park for a 5-week stay, providing rides on the Big Four Lawn from March 29-May 6. ...