The Seattle Ferris Wheel on Pier 57 on the waterfront will be officially open for business tomorrow afternoon! The wheel was built in less than one year and idealist, long time restauranteur Hal Griffith could not be happier his dream has finally become a reality. The wheel takes 6-8 passengers per gondola up 175 feet with views stretching across the city, (around 336 passengers can go up at a time!).
With construction of the viaduct putting obvious barriers for businesses down on the waterfront, the Great Wheel hopes to lure patrons as a big waterfront attraction. Griffith has been dreaming of this for nearly 30 years, and Seattleites can hop on board tomorrow, ride tickets are on sale $13 for adults and $8.50 per child.