My nephew has been in town this week, so we’ve been showing him the fun activities the city has to offer. Since I had already been to the Skydeck at Sears Tower twice and only been to 360 Chicago once for a yoga class, I decided it was time to really check out the Hancock building. For some reason the Tilt attraction had slipped under my radar, but I saw it on the 360 website and immediately bought him a ticket. I had no intention of doing it because I am terrified of heights, but I decided to be a good host and blogger and share the experience with my readers. (Also I figured I could give my nephew my ticket if I chickened out at the last minute.)
The Tilt attraction tilts you outward from the 94th floor by 30 degrees at a height of 1,000 feet over Magnificent Mile. Yikes!
In case you haven’t been to 360 Chicago, the elevator ride up takes about a minute. It’s a good idea to chew gum, as our eyes definitely popped. I recommend doing the Tilt first thing and then spending the rest of your time viewing the city in all directions.
The Tilt ride itself was about a minute long. You tilt out par to the way, it stops, and then it tilts out even more. My knees were shaking the entire time, but I managed to take a photo of the view on my phone. A photographer takes photos of you/your group before the ride and during. You can choose to buy the photo package for $30 including digital copies if you’d like. We went without.
|This isn’t the view from the Tilt; this is to the west of the attraction.|
Check out my video of the experience below! Have you been to 360 Chicago?