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Ferris Wheel Beach

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Ferris Wheel Beach

Revel in the long, hot days of summer in Toronto, while soaking up the sights and sounds of this bustling city. Grab your speedos and towel, and indulge in the vibrant energy of Sugar Beach. Home to many dance festivals and summer events, this lively gathering spot is located next to the historic Redpath sugar factory that inspired its name. We find a beach covered in white sugar-fine sand, iconic pink beach umbrellas, and relaxing views of Lake Ontario. A relaxing departure from the hustle of downtown, you are sure to find idyllic moments to soak up the brilliance of the summer sun at Sugar Beach.

The beaches in California are some of the best in the country. In addition to surfing, swimming, and enjoying the views, some of these beaches have amusement parks, piers, and even ferris wheels right on the beach.

These iconic California beaches are where a day at the beach meets a day at the fair. Imagine riding a ferris wheel with views of the ocean, or spending the day exploring seaside amusement parks that are filled with food courts, games and rides.

You could purchase tickets for the Harbor Cruise. This narrated boat takes you around Newport Harbor, gives you a chance to get up close and insider information on the million dollar beachside homes, and you will probably spot some fun Sea Lions along the way.

Many consider the Santa Cruz Boardwalk as one of the best seaside parks in the world. The boardwalk itself runs along a wide sandy beach and is right next to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

The beach located next to the boardwalk is a great spot to spend a relaxing beach day. You can also sometimes spot sea otters, dolphins, sea lions, and whales swimming off shore. Admission to the boardwalk is free and tickets for rides are affordable.

Take your adventure to the sky! SkyWheel is a must-see attraction during your Myrtle Beach stay. Located at Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, this observation wheel is an experience like no other. Standing nearly 200 feet above the beautiful Myrtle Beach shores, this observation wheel is a staple in your beach vacation. Watch the sunset in style in private, fully enclosed, climate controlled gondolas and enjoy a soothing ride with views for miles! The most exciting observation wheel on the beach, SkyWheel delivers you a brand new view of all the beauty Myrtle Beach has to offer day and night!

The Myrtle Beach Skywheel is a 187-foot tall (57.0 m) observation wheel located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, that opened May 20, 2011. At the time of its opening was the second-tallest extant Ferris wheel in North America, after the 212-foot (64.6 m) Texas Star in Dallas, and the tallest wheel in the United States east of the Mississippi River.[4][2] It is now the sixth-tallest Ferris wheel in the United States.

SkyWheel is a Ronald Bussink Professional Rides designed R60 Giant Wheel, and was manufactured by Chance Morgan.[3] It is similar in design to the Niagara SkyWheel on Canada's side of Niagara Falls,[4] and the Seattle Great Wheel, both of which are 175 feet (53.3 m) tall. Skywheel has "42 glass-enclosed, temperature controlled gondolas"[4] described as "ballooned-out square",[5] each with seating for six passengers.[3][6] City manager Tom Leath said, "It's big enough to be an iconic feature for the city."[4]

St. Louis-based developer Koch Development Company and Pacific Development had been looking for a site for a Ferris wheel; they chose Myrtle Beach because of its new boardwalk, which has its northern end near the site, next to Plyler Park. Architect James Hubbard, AIA a principal with Pegram Associates, Inc. designed the site, which includes a 5,400-square-foot (500 m2) building with a restaurant, gift shop and the ticket booth. The Golden Villas motel was torn down and an alley was moved.[4] Prior to the 1970s, the Gause family operated Ocean Terrace in the same location, and the Seaside Hotel next door.[8]

The September 8, 2010, meeting of the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation included a discussion of SkyWheel. TLC planned a show about the wheel's construction, and a camera was positioned above the site at the Slingshot reverse bungee attraction across Ocean Boulevard.[9] Al Mers, a Pacific Development partner, said later in the month that the steel frame was being built outside St. Louis, while the gondolas were made in Switzerland.[5] The wheel went on a deck 20 feet (6.1 m) above sea level to protect it from possible hurricane storm surge. Construction of the building started in December, while the wheel's frame began work on February 23.[10][11] Land Shark Bar & Grill opened the same day as SkyWheel, the third restaurant in the city connected with Jimmy Buffett. The others are Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at Broadway at the Beach and Cheeseburger in Paradise on the city's north end.[12][1]

Overnight on April 28, 2022, after the SkyWheel closed there was a small fire on the property that damaged a part of the loading deck as well as a nearby gondola which caused the Skywheel to be closed until the repair can be made and a complete safety inspection can be completed. No crew members were on site at the time and there were no injures to the public. During the temporary closure, the LandShark Bar and Grill as well as the LandShark SurfShack will be open to the public. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the Myrtle Beach Fire Department.[21][22] The SkyWheel reopened after 3:00pm on May 2, 2022, after passing its safety inspection to operate. The damaged gondola was removed and the damaged part of the deck has been blocked off.[23] On July 18, 2022, it was announced that the fire was caused by flammable varnish which was applied to the deck, there is no evidence of arson.[24]

On August 23, 2022, it was announced the temporary closure of the Skywheel a day after the attraction reopened following a technical issue that lead to the attraction to stop unexpectedly Sunday night. The SkyWheel was inspected by the SkyWheel's attractions maintenance team and the ride reopened Monday afternoon.[28] The next day (August 24, 2022) it was announced once again that the SkyWheel would be closed after a safety check the previous day by maintenance crews encountered the same technical issue that occurred on Sunday evening, and would remain closed for further troubleshooting to fix the technical issues and that safety is the SkyWheel's top priority and would reopen when is issue is fully resolved.[29]

On August 25, 2022, it was announced the Skywheel has reopened at 2 p.m. and that the cause of the technical issues was a faulty low voltage weather sensor and recent storms threat area has experienced. Official with the Skywheel said the issue won't be happening again any time soon.[30][31]

The sights and sounds of family fun await you at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, named one of the most awesome boardwalks in America by Budget Travel. The summer season brings amusement rides, seasonal live music and weekly fireworks. Enjoy sweet treats, colorful shops with souvenirs and beach gear, seaside restaurants and tiki bars. Oh, and did we mention easy access to our beautiful sandy shore? There are just a few vintage boardwalks left in the country, but there is only one Carolina Beach Boardwalk, so be sure to put it on your bucket list.

Always wanted to ride the waves, but didn't know where to start? Take a lesson from Odysea Surf School or Tony Silvagni Surf School, led by Olympic gold medal winner and world champion surfer Tony Silvagni. You can also rent surfboards, bodyboards, flippers, beach chairs, umbrellas, cabanas and even beach toys from Tony Silvagni Surf School.

Immerse yourself in the colorful sights and sounds of the season at Carolina Beach. Be amazed by Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast, where live music starts at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks launch at 9 p.m. every Thursday evening throughout the summer. The Carolina Beach Music Festival has taken place each June for more than 30 years and is the biggest and only music festival held on the beach on the North Carolina Coast. The Island Arts Festival takes place each May.

From drinks in a neighborhood tavern to live music on an oceanview tiki bar, there's something for every lifestyle on or nearby the Boardwalk. The tiki bar at Seawitch Cafe is the perfect place to relax as the sun goes down, with drink specials and live music nearly every night of the week in the summer. The Hampton Inn & Suites Carolina Beach Oceanfront also has a tiki bar, Leaping Lizards, where you can step off the beach for a craft beer or cocktail by the fire pit during rare cooler months of the year.

Souvenirs, beach gear, apparel and more await your perusal on the Boardwalk. Just across Lake Park Boulevard, Seaside Shenanigans Gift Boutique sells beachy cover-ups, clothing, accessories and fun coastal home decor.

There are lifeguard stands on the beach nearby the Boardwalk. Lifeguard season begins Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day weekend. Lifeguards are on duty Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; and Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Public restrooms, outdoor showers and foot-rinse stations are available for guests and ATMs can be found at various locations throughout the Boardwalk area.

Scheveningen Beach is part of the great city of The Hague. The Hague is less than 1 hour drive from Amsterdam. There are many beach clubs, shops, restaurants, attractions and of course the beautiful wide Dutch sandy beach.

As soon as you walk into the beach of Scheveningen you will see the Pier with the big Ferris wheel. You can not miss this eye-catcher. De Pier was built in 1961 and has a wide range of restaurants, shops and attractions. The big Ferris wheel is a must visit. 041b061a72


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