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North America’s largest, portable observation wheel — promoted as the “ride of a lifetime” — will make its way to the South Florida Fair for the first time. Co-owned by Frank Zaitshik of Wade Shows, the fair’s midway operator, and Michael Wood of Wood Entertainment, the Midway Sky Eye will arrive at the fairgrounds on Sat., Jan. 6, and set up will begin on Sun., Jan. 7. It’s expected to take three days to complete it.

The Midway Sky Eye, which was manufactured by the Lamberink company in the Netherlands, made its North American debut at the 2017 Florida State Fair. The giant wheel requires a 160,000 pound crane to erect the towers. The heaviest part is the center axle, which weighs 6,600 pounds. In all, the ride weighs more than 400,000 pounds — about 20 times as heavy as an elephant!

The massive wheel reaches a peak height of 155 feet and is comprised of more than 500 pieces. It reaches so high that it requires FAA clearance, which has already been obtained. The wheel is equipped with more than 524,000 individual LED red, green, blue, yellow, orange and purple lights, making it the brightest spectacle at the fair, and requires more than six miles of electrical wiring. The 36 gondolas hold six riders each, who can see for miles from the top.

The ride will cost $5/ticket and is excluded from wrist bands. Riders must be 42 inches tall without a supervising companion or 36 inches with a supervising companion. Other restrictions may apply.

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More than 200 Rides, Games & Attractions!

Lined with landscaped rest areas, hand washing stations and many little extras that make our guests smile, Wade Shows is North America's premier carnival company bringing thrilling rides, games and attractions of unparalleled quality, presented in an amusement park-like setting!
Midway opens 1 hour after gate opening and closes at 11 pm on Sunday - Thursday, 12 Midnight on Friday & Saturday.

For a complete list of midway rides and height requirement, please click here.

Beat the lines with GOLD ACCESS!

Gold Access is the all-new VIP Experience coming to a Wade Shows midway near you. Gold Access allows you to "skip the lines" at the rides and move to the front at our special gold and black checkerboard lines.

All Gold Access guests get a VIP lanyard and special wristband to access Gold Access privileges.
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Lil' Pardner Land

When if comes to our children, you can find bears, dragons and monkeys, just to name a few of the characters you can find on a Wade Shows Kiddie-land. Kids can ride their own cars, trains, planes, airplanes and even submarines.

There are dozens of choices on our Wade Shows midway. Parents can ride along on many of our attractions and no visit to our Lil' Pardner Land is complete without a ride on the Carousel.
From Kiddie Bumper Boats to the Dragon Wagon, kids will enjoy a midway their size!*

*Height restrictions apply. For a list of rides and height requirements, click here
IMPORTANT: Wristbands are not recommended for children under 36" as there are a limited amount of rides they can safely ride. Parents with children under 48" should check the height requirements before purchasing to make an informed decision whether wristbands are the best value for their children.
Wade Shows had their cameras on the rides, so you could experience the rides virtually before coming to the Fair!
Crazy Mouse

Crazy Mouse

Beach Shack


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