Philly just keeps getting better and better! How cool is this? Penn's landing is going FULL-ON Boardwalk this summer and adding thrill rides to the waterfront.
On June 18 — Father’s Day night — Williamstown, N.J.’s Skelly’s Amusements will install a 60-foot, 16-gondola Ferris wheel, a full-size carousel, and six boardwalk-inspired games at the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest attraction at Penn’s Landing.
To keep things extra-interesting, the big marquee ride will have just a limited engagement before getting get swapped out for new ones.
A few weeks after the initial installation, Skelly’s crew will return to replace the Ferris wheel with Pharaoh’s Fury (a swinging pirate’s boat). Later, the Typhoon (a rainbow-style spinner) will replace the boat. It’s possible the Ferris wheel will return at summer’s end, but that’s to be determined.