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?
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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