SKYWHEEL Attractions closes Pier Park Skywheel, pays employees during shutdown

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SKYWHEEL ATTRACTIONS, Panama City Beach, FL and Myrtle Beach, SC,  – SkyWheel Attractions is extending their closure temporarily for both locations due to the uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to remain closed was made in the best interest of guests and crew to ensure safety for all. During this closure, all onsite locations will be closed to the public, as well as online sales. “With the effects of this pandemic being felt more and more each day, our primary concern is and always has been the health and safety of our crew, guests, and our community,” said Matthew Stack, Managing Director of SkyWheel Attractions. “We understand that this is an unprecedented time in our nation and our priority is putting people above profits.”

SkyWheel Attractions will continue to monitor this situation and follow the guidance of local, state and national officials, as well as the CDC recommendations and guidelines. At this time, SkyWheel Attractions has no intention on laying off employees. Currently, all members of management as well as key crew members are working remotely, and all front-line employees are being compensated even though the venues are closed. “We believe we will come back stronger than ever once this pandemic comes to an end,” Mandy Sybrandy, Director of Attractions said. “In order to do that we need a dedicated crew to help us spread our mission as soon as we reopen the doors. The only way to achieve this is by taking care of our team.”

SkyWheel Attractions management meets three times a week to discuss plans and actions during this time, ensuring that all aspects of the business are evaluated.

ABOUT SKYWHEEL PANAMA CITY BEACH SkyWheel® started as a stand-alone iconic attraction in May 2011 with SkyWheel Myrtle Beach. Over the years it has evolved into a full-service entertainment venue with a Ropes Course, Snack Shack, and an 18-hole miniature golf course in our Panama City Beach, FL location. The SkyWheel® is not a carnival ride, but a modern, safe observation wheel towering almost 200 feet in the air. The SkyWheel® has fully enclosed gondolas offering a safe and secure flight with glass windows and doors for optimal views and photography.

The venues are open year-round, rain or shine. SkyWheel® Attractions appeals to the broadest possible demographic and is unique in its abilities to bring together groups and families of different backgrounds, ages, and interests to share a memorable experience. The SkyWheel® is fully wheelchair and scooter accessible. For questions please contact Rachel Beckerman, Marketing and Brand Manager for SkyWheel Attractions at SKYWHEEL ATTRACTIONS • • 222 South Central Ave, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO. • 314.333.5624


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