Panama City Beach is getting a new attraction. A 180' Skywheel is coming in the summer of 2018. It's a year around attraction, it'll have 30 climate controlled gondolas that will offer beautiful 360 degree views of the Gulf and Panama City Beach. The gondolas will sit six to eight people at a time, the ride will last for about 10 to 15 minutes. It'll be located in Pier Park between JCPenny and Dave and Buster's. They just broke ground, we'll post more pictures and info soon.
Here's some other attractions that will be added around the Skywheel this summer. Everyone loves a rope course, thrill seekers will enjoy the three-story zip line, also a miniature golf course and snack shack.
Update 6/20/18. It's starting to look like a skywheel. The completion date is now scheduled for the end of summer. This is going to be an amazing attraction for Panama City Beach.
It's also called an observation wheel simular to the one in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Skywheel coming to Panama City Beach in spring of 2018