The 150-foot-tall SkyStar Observation Wheel, which has been a popular attraction in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, is being moved to a new location. Crews have begun the process of disassembling the giant Ferris wheel, which was initially installed in the park in 2020 to celebrate the park’s 150th anniversary. Daniel Montes from San Francisco’s Department of Recreation and Parks expressed sadness over the wheel’s departure but noted that it would remain in the city. The last ride on the wheel in its current location took place this past weekend.
The Ferris wheel is set to be reassembled at Fisherman’s Wharf, near Boudin bakery. The Port of San Francisco will collaborate with SkyStar to place the wheel in a parking lot ahead of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. In its new location, the wheel will offer panoramic views of the Bay and downtown San Francisco, which has excited many visitors. Jake Abbott from Muskegon, Michigan, and Jillene Abbott both expressed their enthusiasm about the wheel’s new location.
As for how long the Ferris wheel will remain at Fisherman’s Wharf, the port is planning for a six-month period but is open to extensions. SkyStar has committed to staying in the city until March 2025.