America's largest Ferris wheel coming to Cincinnati this summer

"SkyWheel" is coming to the Cincinnati riverfront. (Photo: Coney Island Amusement Park/Facebook)

CINCINNATI (WTHR) - A Cincinnati amusement park is taking their ride game to new heights this summer.

Coney Island Amusement Park announced the arrival of "SkyWheel" for a six-week run starting May 26. The ride is dubbed "the largest mobile Ferris wheel-style ride in North America," rising 155 feet in the air.

(For comparison, the roof of the pagoda at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 153 feet from the ground.)

SkyWheel includes 36 six-person gondolas and each ride makes four rotations, lasting about 10 minutes. Tickets will be $5 per rider, with discounts for season pass holders.

Riders will need to be 42" tall (3'6") to ride the SkyWheel alone, or 32" (2'8") to ride with an adult.

The ride will stand at the amusement park through July 8.

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