The long-awaited 200 foot observation wheel will finally make its debut on the boardwalk in Atlantic City during the summer of 2017.

According to The Press of Atlantic City and the CRDA, the giant Steel Pier wheel will start spinning before July 4th. The giant climate controlled 200 foot, $14 million dollar wheel will have 42 fully-enclosed gondolas.

You'll also be able to order food and beverages while taking in the skyline of Atlantic City. The wheel, which will be one of the tallest in the country, will be open year-round. Officials hope to have near 50,000 riders a month.

There is also hope that the ride will start spinning over the AC boardwalk by Memorial Day 2016, but he target date remains before July 4th, 2017.


SOURCES: The Press of Atlantic City,

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