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SF’s 150-Foot Ferris Wheel Opens October 21

Golden Gate Park’s observation wheel opens October 21st with $10 tickets opening week
By - posted 10/7/2020 No Comment

A huge observation wheel intended to be a centerpiece of Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary celebrations on in April has sat dormant after being partially constructed at the beginning of COVID-19.

The 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.

Normally $18 for adults and $12 for kids, all tickets are $10 during opening week October 21 through 25. Buy Tickets

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.

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Want to Provide Feedback on the Ferris Wheel?

To provide feedback on the wheel opening, email RPDInfo@sfgov.org.

A public informational meeting on October 14 at 5 p.m. can be accessed here: