New Addition to Golden Gate Park: Skystar Observation Wheel

Ferry riders have long appreciated the unique perspective one can enjoy by traveling at water level.

But for those who prefer a bird’s eye view, there’s the giant ferris wheel to consider.

In celebration of Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary, the long- awaited SkyStar Observation Wheel will open for business and begin to offer rides starting Oct. 21st.

Standing 150 feet in the Music Concourse, the state-of-the-art SkyStar Observation Wheel features 36 enclosed temperature-controlled gondolas, boasting unparalleled views from downtown San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean.

Health and safety modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be maintained including thorough sanitizing of all gondolas between each use; a limit of one household per gondola; social distancing in queues; onsite handwashing; and temperature testing for staff.

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