A 110-Foot-Tall Ferris Wheel Has Taken Over Times Sqaure

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A 110-Foot-Tall Ferris Wheel Has Taken Over Times Sqaure

See the billboards of Times Square from 11 stories up on its first-ever outdoor ferris wheel — now open!

The (in)famous NYC neighborhood first announced the news in a New York Post exclusive, and now the amusement park ride is officially open to visitors and New Yorkers alike, topping out at 110 feet (about 11 stories high).

Still, it’s only be temporary — living just west of Duffy Square on Broadway between West 47th and West 48th Streets, it will be up from August 25 through September 12.

The Brooklyn entertainment company handling the ferris wheel approached the Times Square Alliance with the idea themselves, and both are hoping it attracts tourists and brings more foot traffic to Times Square as the city continues to open up.

“[It] fits perfectly into the mayor’s overarching summer of fun campaign which includes the five borough concerts and Five Boro Bike Tour,” Alliance president Tom Harris told The Post. “We want to give people that ‘wow’ moment to show them Times Square is back.”

Tickets are sold online ahead of time here, as well as in a ticketing booth outside the ride. It costs between $15-20 for a 9-12 minute ride, and is open daily from 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

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