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SkyStar Extends its Cincinnati Stay to June

America’s largest portable observation wheel, brought to Cincinnati to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Banks, is now staying through June 16

CINCINNATI – December 3, 2018 – SkyStar, the 150-foot-high mobile observation wheel on Freedom Way at The Banks, will stay until June 16. It’s originally scheduled run was August 31 to December 2, 2018.

“In its short stay, SkyStar has already become a Greater Cincinnati tradition and a beautiful addition to Cincinnati’s skyline, “said Cynthia Oxley, director of Corporate and Community Events for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “We’re thrilled that America’s largest portable observation wheel is sticking around for Cincinnati’s spring events including Asian Food Fest and Taste of Cincinnati.

“More than 100,000 riders have enjoyed SkyStar during its Cincinnati visit,” added Todd Schneider of SkyStar. “The people of Cincinnati have been so warm and welcoming. We’re thrilled to stay another six months.”

“We’re excited to have SkyStar with us through the winter months and into the 150th
anniversary season of the Cincinnati Reds,” said Tracy Schwegmann of Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, developer of The Banks. “It’s a great way for our restaurants and retailers to continue the 10th anniversary celebration of The Banks.”

SkyStar provides unique views of downtown Cincinnati, Covington, the Ohio River and the Roebling Suspension Bridge. It features more than one million LED lights. Each of the 36 gondolas is enclosed, climate controlled and can hold up to six passengers. Skystar offers a private experience and riders are not paired with strangers. The SkyStar experience consists of four revolutions and lasts approximately 12 minutes.

Hours
Monday through Thursday – 4 to 10 p.m.
Friday – noon to midnight
Saturday – 10 a.m. to midnight
Sunday – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $12.50 each and available now at www.skystarwheel.com.

Download SkyStar photos here.

About the Banks
The Banks has already changed the way the world sees Cincinnati – both inside and out. It’s where the community is coming together and coming to life like never before. An emerging renaissance of vibrant places to live. Spectacular places to dine and shop. Impeccable modern and efficient places to work. An energetic entertainment destination to cheer on your team. And so much more on the way. The Banks is an electrifying cityscape, buzzing and bustling with thousands of people reigniting their passion, by day and night, for the City we all love. Downtown Cincy will never be the same. One visit and neither will you.

About the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber grows the vibrancy and economic prosperity of the Cincinnati region. It does this by serving as a bold voice for the interests of its 4,000-member businesses and their more than 300,000 employees. The Chamber is committed to expanding the region's talent base by attracting new residents and finding new ways to connect employers to skilled workers. And, by harnessing the power of Cincinnati USA’s unique offerings, implementing regional vision, and through intentional inclusion in everything we do, the Chamber is on a path to help transform this region into the hottest city in America. For more information, visit www.cincinnatichamber.com.

Contact:  Rich Walburg, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Communications Director, 513.579.3194; cell 513.205.7424; rwalburg@cincinnatichamber.com

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