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Located on the upper deck, between the Crystal Gardens and the Pepsi® Skyline Stage is Pier Park. This outdoor landscaped area features attractions including Navy Pier’s signature 150-foot high Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Wave Swinger, The Links Mini Golf and more.

The Ferris Wheel operates year-round, weather-permitting. All other rides are now closed for the season. Purchase ride tickets online from your desktop computer or at the ticket booth located in Pier Park.

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel | Carousel | Wave Swinger | The Links Mini Golf
Remote Control Boats | Light Tower Ride | Ticket Prices


Navy Pier Ferris Wheel
Ferris Wheel

Signature Ride: $7
Buy Tickets Now Tickets expire 30 days from date of purchase.

A visit to Navy Pier is not complete without a ride on the Pier’s most visible attraction: the 150-foot high Ferris Wheel, modeled after the world’s very first Ferris wheel constructed for Chicago’s 1893 World Columbian Exposition. Enjoy unparalleled views of Chicago’s skyline and lakefront on this seven minute ride with one full rotation.

The Ferris Wheel has 40 gondolas seating six passengers. The Ferris Wheel is open year-round and weather-permitting.

All riders ages 3 and up must have a ticket to ride. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket if accompanied by a ticketed adult. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. One adult may accompany no more than two children under the age of 10. Guests using wheelchairs or other mobility devices must transfer from the device to the gondola by themselves or with the assistance of a companion. Navy Pier reserves the right to fill each car to the six (6) passenger capacity.


Wave SwingerWave Swinger

Closed for the season and will re-open in Spring 2015.
Standard Ride: $6

Towering nearly forty feet over a pond of water, this exhilarating forty-eight seat swing ride lifts visitors fourteen feet in the air, and whisks them around for a thrill that shows guests a view of the lakeside never before seen.

You must be at least 48 inches tall to ride the Wave Swinger.





Carousel

CarouselClosed for the season and will re-open in Spring 2015.
Standard Ride: $6

Located near the Ferris wheel in Navy Pier Park, the carousel was designed exclusively for Navy Pier. It's a whimsical work-of-art that recreates the Pier's golden age of the 1920s when a similar attraction delighted another generation of visitors. The carousel's 36 hand-painted animals represent the different styles found throughout the history of carousels. Horses, chariots and a playful frog are just a few of the featured characters waiting to carry children of all ages. The hand-painted rounding boards at the top of the 44-foot carousel depict scenes of Navy Pier's history.

You must be at least 42 inches tall to ride alone or be accompanied by a ticketed adult.




The Links Mini Golf
Miniature Golf
Closed for the season and will re-open in Spring 2015.
Standard Ride: $6

Putt, putt, putt your way around Pier Park on Navy Pier’s 18-hole miniature golf course. This attraction weaves visitors around the base of the Ferris Wheel, while taking them on a tour of Chicago-themed golf holes.

The Links Mini Golf closes one hour prior to the closing of Navy Pier and Pier Park.



Remote Control BoatsRemote Control Boats

Closed for the season and will re-open in Spring 2015.
Two tokens required to play
$1 for one token; $5 for six tokens


Located at the base of the Wave Swinger, navigate and maneuver one of eight token-operated, remote control boats through the waters. This attraction requires tokens that can be purchased at the Remote Control Boats. This attraction is not included in the Standard Ride or You-Ride-2 Value Ticket options.

Remote Control Boats close one hour prior to the closing of Navy Pier and Pier Park.


Light Tower RideLight Tower Ride

Closed for the season and will re-open in Spring 2015.
Standard Ride: $6

Located near the Ferris wheel in Pier Park, the Light Tower Ride bounces you to the top and then bounces you back down again. Loose shoes must be removed when riding.

You must be 36 inches tall to ride.

 



Ticket Prices

All rides operate weather-permitting. Tickets expire 30 days from date of purchase. Certain rides and attractions may have height or other restrictions.

Signature Ride – Ferris Wheel: $7

Standard Ride – includes Carousel, The Links Mini Golf, Light Tower Ride and Wave Swinger: $6

You-Ride-2 Value Ticket: $12
Choose any two attractions (Ferris Wheel, Wave Swinger, The Links Mini Golf, Carousel and Light Tower Ride). Ticket may not be shared.

10-Ride Family Share Pass: $49
Available for purchase at the Pier Park ticket booth only. Rides may be shared among guests within the same party.

All attractions except the Ferris Wheel are closed for the season.

 
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