Another attraction will be making its way to the Crossroads of the World as New York City’s Times Square welcomes back tourists and Broadway stages lift their curtains.
A massive Ferris Wheel will be smack in the midst of Times Square for the next two weeks, allowing tourists and locals alike to get a whole new perspective of the iconic Theater District as they soar 110 feet — or 11 storeys — above the ground. While it will not be high enough to see the tops of adjacent skyscrapers, riders will be able to see some of the bustle in Times Square.
The Times Square Wheel, as it is known, is placed on the Broadway plaza between 47th and 48th streets, allowing riders to peek into the massive Olive Garden or perhaps even the windows of the W Hotel.
The cost of general admission tickets is $20 per person. Visitors can skip the line for $35. Children from the ages of two to ten can get tickets for $15. Children under the age of two are free to ride.
It is recommended that riders arrive at the Ferris Wheel 15 minutes before the allocated half-hour time slot if purchasing a ticket in advance. Each ride lasts roughly ten minutes.
From August 24 to September 12, the Times Square Wheel will be open every day from noon to midnight. The wheel will only be shut down if a significant storm passes through, according to organizers.
Looking To Discover New York?
With the COVID Pandemic keeping many of us inside, or locked within the borders of our country, now has never been a better time to discover local travel destinations.
Whilst many cities are struggling to keep themselves relevant, or are simply not investing any money in tourism through the 2020 and 2021 years, you’ll be hard pressed to find great travel spots that have anything new to offer.
The same cannot be said for New York. With the addition of a new exciting travel spots for local tourists coming to New York’s boroughs, do you think you’ll be finding your way to the Big Apple?
Let us know what you think down below!