NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Waterside District is looking to kick off the summer in a sensational way -- with a brand new Ferris wheel!

The entertainment and restaurant venue will be debuting a SkyStar Wheel this coming May!

The wheel will be 137 feet and 12 stories and will be located adjacent to the district, offering a new option for entertainment to every Waterside patron this summer.

It will feature 36-climate controlled private gondolas that will provide views of Downtown Norfolk and surrounding areas.

"Waterside District continues to transform Norfolk's skyline and we are excited they are bringing SkyStar to our city. This attraction is the perfect compliment to Harbor Park, Town Point Park, Nauticus, and the Battleship Wisconsin. The excitement is building for what will be a memorable summer experience, “ said Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander.

Prices and hours of operation will be announced in the coming weeks.

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