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SKYWHEEL® MYRTLE BEACH To Celebrate 10th Birthday with Grand Reopening

SKYWHEEL® MYRTLE BEACH, Myrtle Beach, SC, May 11, 2021 Following months away for refurbishment and improvements, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is back home and announcing its grand reopening party. Just in time to celebrate the SkyWheel’s 10th birthday, the event is planned for Thursday, May 20 and will include ‘surprise and delight’ giveaways, food and drink specials, locals’ discounts and more.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach was completely disassembled in January 2021 and sent to Chance Rides Manufacturing in Wichita, Kansas, for a complete overhaul. Updates include new paint; new flooring and seat coverings inside the gondolas; and a decorative exterior light-up center globe, as well as the main structure, spokes and ring beam. When it reopens later this month, new features include an enhanced, 15-minute light show that will kick off daily at dusk followed by 5-minute light shows hourly until closing time. The new, state-of-the-art lighting system was made in the USA and includes nearly 1 million LED lights, creating a dynamic show for every occasion.

“We have been anticipating this event for months, and excited to finally commemorate SkyWheel Myrtle Beach’s reopening with both locals and visitors,” said Rachel Beckerman, Marketing & Brand Manager for SkyWheel Attractions. “Not only will the revamped SkyWheel include some cool new features like additional light shows, we will also be offering some creative packages and other offers to mark the occasion.”

Standing 200-feet above sea level at the heart of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the SkyWheel features 42 glass-enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas that seat up to six people. The SkyWheel is handicap accessible and is safe and fun for all ages – from elderly visitors to infants and even moms-to-be. The attraction is open year-round, seven days a week. For more information about the SkyWheel, please visit

For questions please contact Rachel Beckerman, Marketing and Brand Manager for SkyWheel Attractions at