Fun Pier Sky Tower On The Wildwood Boardwalk

The structure featured in this video once loomed over the old Fun Pier on the Wildwood Boardwalk. No doubt younger vacationers hadn’t a clue what this tower was or what purpose it once served, but for myself and other baby boomers… we remember it well. Many years have slipped by since this attraction was intact and fully functional – in fact, it sadly remained dormant for the majority of its existence. On Tuesday, May 6th 2009, I said goodbye to the old familiar tower that has been the silent sentinel on Fun Pier for more than 40 years. When operational the Sky Towers lighted gondola (which could carry up to 30 passengers) would slowly rotate continuously throughout the ride, providing a panoramic view of the island. Back in the day it was said to have attracted 8 to 10,000 riders a week.

Video By: funchase