Many tourists miss the rides that the old Pavilion used to have in Myrtle Beach. The city has made a small step to satisfy those vacationers with the new Sky Wheel. The Sky Wheel opened in late May to provide some fun and great a view throughout the course of the summer. The Wheel is 187 feet high and is the tallest Ferris wheel east of the Mississippi River. The Sky Wheel is also loaded with LED lights to provide an immaculate sight for vacationers all along the grand strand. The Wheel has 42 air-conditioned gondolas and the ride is estimated to last 12 minutes.