Hey, Leonardo DiCaprio, DO look up! What’s three hundred feet tall and brand spanking new? The observation wheel at the American Dream mall, that’s what.

It’s called the Dream Wheel and it officially opened Wednesday morning following a media preview. You’ll find its entrance on the third level inside the Coca-Cola Eats food court. A carnival setting leads the way and they’ll even sell you funnel cakes and other goodies you can bring right inside the ride.

The gondolas can fit 16 people and are temperature controlled. There are two VIP gondolas with a capacity of 6 riders. They say the ride is smooth and very slow, so slow you barely feel yourself moving, and lasts a good thirty minutes. That gets you your money’s worth.

American Dream Mall (Photo Credit: American Dream)
American Dream Mall (Photo Credit: American Dream)
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How much money? $29 for adults and $20 for children.

You’re buying the view. From 300 feet up you’ll have a view of the New York skyline. Not to mention the Meadowlands complex. But…also of, well, a swamp. I mean, that’s the deal with the Meadowlands, right?

And the, err, beauty of North Jersey? Take a look at about the 15 second mark of this video to see what I mean.

Hey, let’s stay positive though! Ben Pickett, the vice-president of Skyviews of America the company that owns and operates Dream Wheel, definitely is.

“The Dream Wheel is not just about the views, it’s about the experience,” he said. “To go over 300 feet in the air and take in the views of New York City and the surrounding New Jersey area in climate-controlled gondolas with up to 16 people, that’s unique.”

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