Construction of St. Louis Wheel underway at Union Station

200ft Ferris Wheel slated to open this October
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Construction of St. Louis Wheel underway at Union Station

Postby jamesk25 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:42 am

https://www.kmov.com/news/story-ferris-wheel-coming-to-downtown-st-louis-this-summer/article_ccbae77c-2f22-11e9-a502-f3950e897afc.html

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) --

Plans are moving full-steam ahead for a Ferris wheel at Union Station in downtown St. Louis.

The city previously approved a $3.3 million building permit. Standing 200-feet tall, it will be called The St. Louis Wheel.

It will also feature 42 climate-controlled gondolas, each capable of seating six adults.

Rides will last about 15 minutes and will include three to four rotations, the height of which being 20 stories above the city streets.

One of those gondolas will offer a VIP experience with leather bucket seats, a stereo system, and a glass door.

Earlier in the year, officials said it would open this summer but later said the wheel would open in October.

The Ferris wheel will be open 365 days a year.

The St. Louis Wheel is expected to begin operating in October, while the St. Louis Aquarium should open in late 2019.
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Postby toomuchstereo » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:00 am

Going to be great to see all this completed. A lot of construction downtown. Our city is having a little resurgence.

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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:57 pm

Oh awesome! I was skeptical of this at first since Union Station hasn't lived up to the promise of the first renovation. But glad they're doing this. We'll support it when it's finished.
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Postby diggerg56 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:05 pm

Hopefully this helps....Last time I was at Union Station there wasn't much in there. I think I Pricelined a room at the Hotel for like $50.
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Re: Construction of St. Louis Wheel underway at Union Statio

Postby jamesk25 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:07 am

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Oh awesome! I was skeptical of this at first since Union Station hasn't lived up to the promise of the first renovation. But glad they're doing this. We'll support it when it's finished.


Agree, I plan to take my family out to it once it opens (and hopefully not crowded)

Now what would it take them to strap a coaster to the side? :lmao:

diggerg56 wrote:Hopefully this helps....Last time I was at Union Station there wasn't much in there. I think I Pricelined a room at the Hotel for like $50.


Last time I was there, it was in pretty bad shape, mall was like a ghost town. The only highlight in recent years is when they started to do Polar Express Excursion trips, that was a fun thing to do with the family. I hope they keep on doing Excursion trips, that with the Aquarium and Ferris Wheel, sounds like a fun filled day.

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Re: Construction of St. Louis Wheel underway at Union Statio

Postby Mike240SX » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:00 am

No drinking cars = fail.

Good for the city though. :)
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Re: Construction of St. Louis Wheel underway at Union Statio

Postby TNT » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:26 pm

All 42 gondolas are now on the wheel as of Thursday. Image

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Re: Construction of St. Louis Wheel underway at Union Statio

Postby jamesk25 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:49 pm

TNT wrote:All 42 gondolas are now on the wheel as of Thursday. Image


That looks awesome! Can't wait to ride it, and see the new aquarium.

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Re: Construction of St. Louis Wheel underway at Union Statio

Postby TNT » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:35 pm

Official ticket prices and opening day for the wheel have been posted on the website. $15 for adults, $10 for children and The Wheel, Carousel, and Mini Golf will open September 30th.

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Re: Construction of St. Louis Wheel underway at Union Statio

Postby prozach626 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:33 am

Beer, Dinner, Beer, Wheel, Blues game with more beer, Taco Bell, Bed.

Looks like I just added $30 into the equation. Probably a one and done in that formula, though. I hope I'll get a nice view of the homeless encampments.

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