Since its opening in 2006, the Skywheel located in Niagara Falls has become one of Niagara Falls top attractions. Continuously within the top 10 spot for attractions in Niagara Falls on Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site, the Skywheel stands tall and high above the rest for taking spectacular pictures of the Niagara Falls for an inexpensive cost. If you ever needed a reason to ride the Skywheel while on your visit here, I’ll talk a little about this amazing structure in the sky!
What makes the Skywheel so amazing?
The Niagara Skywheel is located halfway up the famous strip of Clifton Hill, giving it an added boost of height to its already enormous height of 175 feet tall (53 metres). This allows you to get an eagle’s eye view of the Horseshoe, American and Bridal Falls, the surrounding Niagara River and many, many landmarks that sprawl out among the Niagara landscape. From this vantage point you are presented with crisp and clear photos no matter what the season is and the conditions that Mother Nature imposes. Each gondola (there are 42!) contains UV resistant glass that blocks out solar glare so that every picture is top quality.
Each gondola is also individually heated/air-conditioned for your comfort — which allows the operation of the Skywheel on a year round basis including all Holidays! You never need to worry about humidity, bitter-cold temperatures or being thrashed around in the wind, as the Niagara Skywheel has you covered – literally. ‘Comfort’ is key here with an accessibilty of fitting 6-8 adults or children per gondola and wheelchair accessibilty for people with any mobility issues. All ages, from infancy to the elderly are able to ride this gentle attraction. Strollers need to be parked in the adjoining “Stroller Parking” facility, but car seats are welcome aboard.
The duration of the Skywheel is 8-12 minutes, ensuring plenty of time to take video and pictures of the Niagara Falls. With six loading docks, you are run through quickly and efficiently so long waits are a non-issue. Expect an average of three rotations on your ride in the sky!
Let’s talk about its affordibilty! The price is a reasonable $10.99+ tax for adults and $6.99 + tax for children, with children 2 and under free. Groups are welcome on the Niagara Skywheel for parties of 15 people +. These rates are offered off the street no problem, but pre-booking any parties ahead of time, including birthday parties, school and tour groups and any other function is encouraged to get any added benefits such as complimentary admissions on a certain number of riders. Click here for details on our group packages such as the “Ultimate Group Package“:
The Best Group Deal: Ultimate Fun Package includes:
- Niagara Skywheel
- Galaxy Golf or Dinosaur Adventure Golf
- Movieland Wax Museum of Stars
- XD Theater (featuring Cosmic Coaster)
- Ghostblasters Dark Ride
- 15 Midway Game Tokens
- All applicable taxes are included!
Adult $25.00 CDN (tax included) Child $20.00 CDN (tax included)
Submit an inquiry or call 1-800-801-8557 to learn more!
You don’t need a group to try out some of Clifton Hill’s best attractions on a discount! The Clifton Hill Fun Pass is the best value for families looking for fun in Niagara Falls. It includes the Niagara Skywheel, Dinosaur Adventure Golf or Galaxy Golf, Movieland Wax Museum, Ghostblasters Dark Ride, the XD Ride Theatre plus a bonus of 5 tokens to play in the Great Canadian Midway for only $15 more than the cost of an individual adult ticket on the Niagara Skywheel. An added perk of the Skywheel? It’s operating hours are throughout the day and evening to allow for different perspectives of the Niagara Falls. The illumination of the Niagara Falls is something to see — check the illumination schedule here to access the Skywheel at night to view the incredible lights. Buy the Clifton Hill Fun Pass online and get an additional Niagara Skywheel admission FREE. This translates to over a 50% savings and just another way to take in the majestic beauty of the Falls.
The Comfort Inn Clifton Hill also offers the Clifton Hill Fun Pass as just one of many Niagara Falls attraction discounts featured in their Bulid-A-Package deal. Stay at the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill, enjoy the added perks of close proximity to the Falls and attractions, free breakfast and wifi plus various different types of savings throughout the year. There is always something that this hotel has to offer you in order to save money on your trip and the Build-A-Package is the best way to pick and choose what you want and have the tickets waiting for you when you arrive on your stay — at a discounted price!
The Skywheel is just one of many terrific attractions located on Clifton Hill for the whole family to enjoy, come and check it out! Maybe if you are lucky enough and time it right, you can catch the free fireworks every Friday and Sunday in the Summer and on various Holidays. Check the fireworks schedule and try to time the showing from 175 feet high — some of the most amazing photos have been taken this way!
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