The Capital Wheel at National Harbor will open to the public next Friday, May 23, in time for Memorial Day Weekend.
The wheel, which will offer views of the area from 180-feet above the Potomac River, has 42 climate-controlled gondolas. (Each gondola seats eight.) The VIP gondola, National Harbor One, seats four passengers and features glass floors, wine chillers, a retracting monitor/DVD player and leather bucket seats. The remaining 41 gondolas accommodate up to eight passengers and feature glass exteriors to maximize views of the area.
Each ride is about 12 to 15 minutes long.
To celebrate the addition to the DC-area skyline, The Capital Wheel will have extended operating hours this summer. From May to August, The Capital Wheel will be open from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Wolfgang Puck Catering will offer seasonal bites beside the 180-foot-tall observation wheel on National Harbor’s pier.
Ticket prices are: $15 for adults; $11.25 for children ages 11 and younger; FREE for ages 2 and younger; $13.50 for seniors and military. The National Harbor One gondola is $50 per person.