Today is the grand opening for Atlanta’s new 200 foot high Skyview Atlanta Ferris Wheel! When we first arrived at the opening ceremony, we made it just in time to catch Mayor Kasim Reed’s speech. He emphasized that Atlanta’s growing attractions are going to be great destination for tourists. Once the mayor was finished making his speech, we excitedly waited in line to get on the Ferris wheel. While waiting we talked to some of our favorite vendors Guy Thomson and Ron Horgan (representing Proof of the Pudding caterers) and J. Wilbur Smith and Janis Greenfield with Eventscapes/CCP. When we got to the admission both, we paid a fee of $27 for $13.50 per person. After waiting in line for about 15 minutes, we excitedly got into our air-conditioned cell. When the ride began, we rode up half way and took some wonderful pictures of Downtown Atlanta.
Here is a picture of Centennial Olympic Park when we were on top of the ride
The Atlanta Philips Arena and CNN
The Westin Tower and SunTrust Building
The American Cancer Society
The ride felt very safe and was not the least bit scary. Although the height can make a person a little dizzy, 200 Peachtree recommends you check it out if you are around in Atlanta. On our way back we noticed the Tabernacle. This beautiful building is about a century old with a rich history. The Tabernacle is currently operated by Live Nation. Their mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. They are the largest promoters of live concerts is the second-largest entertainment venue. Famous artists such as The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Coldplay have performed at the Tabernacle. Want to see their latest events and performing artists? Check out the Tabernacle website from the link bellow. We highly recommend it. So in conclusion we had an amazing day down by the Ferris wheel.