Ferris Wheel

176 Foot Ferris Wheel Approved For Miami's Bayfront Park

Bayside Ferris Wheel

A 176 foot ferris wheel has been approved by the Miami Planning and Zoning Board to be located Bayfront Park.

The ferris wheel would be near SkyRise Miami and feature LED lights on the outside of the wheel. It would also have 42 enclosed pods for a ride that would take 15 minutes.

A 650 foot ferris wheel that would cost $350 million was also proposed back in December 2014.

The plan is the have the ferris wheel operating before the Super Bowl February 2020.

Giant Ferris Wheel Proposed Next To American Airlines Arena

Proposed Location of "Eye on the Bay"

Miami company, Caribe-Miami Corp., headed by Rigoberto Valdes, are trying to build a large 650 foot ferris wheel in Downtown Miami, according to the Miami Herald

The proposed ferris wheel - called "Eye on the Bay" - would be located next to the American Airlines Arena and next to Museum Park over the FEC boat slip. 

The $350 million ferris wheel would have a restaurant, bar with retail shops in the walkway below the structure. However, the company would need permission from the city to build over public land.