"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:..