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KC Wheel at Pennway Point: Opening Delayed

The highly anticipated KC Wheel at Pennway Point will not open this month as previously expected, but developers assure that they are in the final stages of construction. Maryland-based developer ICON Experiences now aims for the Ferris wheel to open in early or mid-December, just in time for the Christmas festivities.

Residents’ Excitement and Expectations

Locals are excited about the new attraction, with Kansas City resident Pearl Lynk expressing her love for the lit-up Ferris wheel, calling it a great addition to the city. Lori Lyon, another local, shares that she plans to visit the attraction a couple of months after it opens, stating that it is a cool feature that most major cities have.

Attraction Details and Surrounding Entertainment

Once completed, visitors can enjoy views of the downtown Kansas City skyline from 150 feet up while riding in one of the wheel’s 36 enclosed climate-controlled gondolas. The developers hope that the attraction will become a popular spot for families and friends to gather and celebrate special events.

Next to the wheel, a 16-hole mini-golf course called Pennway Putt will be situated, along with a food and beverage station called Wheel House, offering beer, wine, and sweet treats. The entertainment area will also showcase custom art reflecting the culture of Kansas City, sports, and landmarks throughout the city.

Pennway Point Entertainment District

ICON Experiences is developing the Pennway Point entertainment district with plans to transform former industrial buildings into large restaurant and entertainment spaces offering a variety of food and drink options. A building called Barrel Hall will house Boulevard Brewery’s Barrel Aged Tasting Experience and Taproom, sausage stand Wurstl, Chef J BBQ, and The Bull Creek Distillery with an attached Smoke Shack. Adjacent to it, TaleGate will accommodate Beef & Bottle, Funk House, and Talegate Park, providing performance spaces for concerts and game day activities.


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