SF’s Massive Ferris Wheel Opens Today (Oct. 21)
After sitting unused for 7+ months, a new 150-foot illuminated Observation Wheel in Golden Gate Park will be ready to ride starting Wednesday, October 21. The wheel, which provides riders with sweeping views from the ocean to downtown San Francisco, celebrates Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary.
Hours: Bookings for Skystar can be made in 1-hour time windows from Noon to 9pm Monday through Friday, and 10am to 9pm Saturdays and Sundays. There are 250 tickets available per hour.
$10 Tickets / October 21-25
Normally $18 for adults and $12 for kids, all tickets are $10 during opening week October 21 through 25. Buy Tickets
- Are $10 Tickets sold out? It appears from checking out their ticketing page that all $10 tickets are sold out and the first date to buy tickets (for full $18 price) is October 26
- Gondolas are private and hold 2-6 people per car.
To prevent the spread of Covid-19, all reservations to ride must be made in advance. Riders must wear masks and practice social distancing. Each of the 36 fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas will be thoroughly cleaned between uses. Each gondola will be shared only by people in the same household.
The Observation Wheel is located in the Music Concourse, the outdoor plaza near the de Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Japanese Tea Garden.
The wheel is spinning!🎡We are happy to announce the opening of @SkystarWheel in celebration of Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary! Thank you to @SFParksAlliance @SF_DPH @LondonBreed for your support in making this happen. You can purchase tickets here: https://t.co/zZZHjPy0nN pic.twitter.com/E8mS7W0O1N
— SF Rec and Park (@RecParkSF) October 21, 2020