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SkyStar wheel at the Banks staying for 6 more months

The SkyStar, a multi-colored 150-foot observation wheel that has graced the banks since August, will stay in Cincinnati for six more months, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber announced Monday.

The SkyStar wheel is a temporary guest to Cincinnati’s skyline. It’s a celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Banks.

The wheel will now stay until June 16. It was initially scheduled to leave on Dec. 2. That means more rides through the winter and through the spring.

“In its short stay, SkyStar has already become a Greater Cincinnati tradition and a beautiful addition to Cincinnati’s skyline,” director of Corporate and Community Events for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Cynthia Oxley said.

Organizers said the wheel will be around for events like 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.”

The wheel will operate seven days a week: 4-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets will cost $12.50 and can be purchased at