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A ride on Seattle's Great Wheel

A ride on Seattle's Great Wheel »Play Video

The final touches are being completed on the Great Wheel in preparation for its grand opening this Friday, June 29th. And on this rare sunny day, we had a chance to try out the newest attraction in Seattle.

The wheel towers over the Seattle waterfront, rising more than 200 feet over the water. Each gondola is large and comfortable, with great views in every direction. Rides cost $13 per person and last four or five revolutions. There is one VIP gondola, with four larger seats, chilled cup holders, and a glass floor.