SkyWheel debuts in Myrtle Beach
Locals, tourists line up to be 1st on Ferris wheel
By Dawn Bryant - email@example.com
Neal Gilstrap of Atlanta slid into the temperature-controlled gondola on the SkyWheel on Friday ready to be the first to take a spin on downtown Myrtle Beach's newest attraction.
"This has come a long way since the Ferris wheel with lap bars across you," he said as the gondola's doors closed.
Minutes later, "wows" and "whoas" filled the gondola as it climbed to its 187-foot peak, swayed a bit, then continued around three more times - with the thrill-seekers pointing out landmarks such as the Pavilion site, the boardwalk and even where one rider had parked his truck.
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