Atlanta SkyView: Best Views from Downtown Atlanta Ferris Wheel

SkyView, the giant Atlanta ferris wheel located along Centennial Olympic Park in downtown is a beautiful addition to the skyline.

Skyview Atlanta Ferris Wheel

Photo courtesy of SkyView Atlanta

I haven’t had a chance to take a ride in Atlanta SkyView, but my friend Diane recently took her kids during fall break to enjoy the view. Diane and her family had a lot of fun, and thought it a nice activity even for sometimes fussy tweens and teens. Here’s her take on the Atlanta ferris wheel SkyView.

Atlanta SkyView: Downtown Atlanta Ferris Wheel

Take a spin on Atlanta’s newest attraction, Atlanta SkyView, located downtown overlooking Centennial Park — a 200 ft. Ferris Wheel in Atlanta.  Each “gondola” seats six people, which was just right for two moms and four kids.  After lunch in Atlantic Station, this rounded out our “get out of the suburbs” day in fine fashion.  They say on a clear day you can see forever — it was quite overcast but we still saw all the way to Kennesaw and Stone Mountain.

The unofficial word is that the line for the only Atlanta ferris wheel can wrap around the block if there’s a concert at the Tabernacle (next door) or on weekend evenings, particularly if there’s a big event in town.

The Cab of SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel

Photo courtesy of Atlanta SkyView

We lucked out (on Luckie Street) with no lines and close-by parking; the Atlanta Skyview rides typically last 15-20 minutes and approximately five rotations.  We got seven.  The moms even contemplated how to motion that we were ready to get off:  “You don’t understand!  We’ve been with our kids all day!  Stop the ride!” 

All kidding aside, our tween and teenage kids were all amused, camera phones snapping away, until one of the boys, who shall remain nameless, took off his shoes. Then we were debating whether or not an alarm would go off if we opened the “emergency ventilation” vents.

Nightime at SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel

Photo courtesy of Atlanta SkyView

Discounts on Atlanta Skyview: Downtown Atlanta Ferris Wheel

Before you head to the ferris wheel in Atlanta, check Groupon, Atlanta, Ga for discounts. We found several packages from romantic, to family friendly, to discounts on an annual pass.

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Sue Rodman | Travel Editor & Advertising Manager

Sue Rodman is a mother of three boys, a PR professional, writer, and ice cream lover. For eight years, Sue published an award winning family travel blog called Field Trips with Sue, and produced a TV segment with the same name on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta. In Sept. 2016 Field Trips with Sue merged with 365 Atlanta Family. In addition to writing blog posts and managing the advertising and public relations for 365 Atlanta Family, Sue does freelance public relations and her writing has appeared online at TravelingMom, Trekaroo, Minitime Family and other family travel sites. She has contributed to print publications such as Family Fun, Simply Buckhead, BuckHaven and Publix Magazine. In addition, Sue has appeared on local and national news talking about family travel. Sue believes anytime is a good time for dessert and there are no bad field trips, just better stories.

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