150-foot-tall SkyStar debut at The Banks delayed

150-foot-tall SkyStar debut at The Banks delayed
The 150-foot-tall SkyStar observation wheel will open Saturday night instead of Friday due to weather delays. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Deborah Linz)
The 150-foot-tall SkyStar observation wheel will open Saturday night instead of Friday due to weather delays. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Deborah Linz)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - You'll have to wait one more day to ride North America's largest portable observation wheel.

SkyStar's debut Friday at The Banks in downtown Cincinnati was postponed until 6 p.m. Saturday.

Operators say rain and lightning during a storm Wednesday caused work delays.

Once SkyStar is operational, it will be available for rides through Dec. 2.

The wheel has more than one million colored LED lights and 36 enclosed gondolas that hold up to six passengers each.

It's located on Freedom Way across from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center which, by comparison, is only 70 feet tall.

Tickets cost $12.50 for the 12-minute adventure.

For more information about hours and tickets, visit www.skystarwheel.com

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