Last week, The Old Port Observation Wheel was supposed to open, unfortunately the opening has been delayed, and naturally people started freaking out.\nOn Friday, I had the honor of being one of the first people to take a ride inside the wheel, and let me assure you that it is fully functional and absolutely amazing!\nREAD ALSO: Everything Leaving Netflix Canada August 2017\nFirst of all, let's calm everyone down who's worried about how much this project cost. The wheel is 100% privately funded with absolutely no subsidies from the city, so this won't cost us a penny.\nSecond, as I said the wheel is fully functional. Now they just need a bit more time to build a bistro, a cafe, a bar, a ticket booth and one of the biggest terrasses in the city.\nThey are working quickly in order to open the wheel to the public as soon as possible, and we confirmed with the people in charge of the project that the wheel will be open by the end of August.\nSo why was the work delayed?\nThe answer is simple, it's all the weather's fault. The project would have been done on time if it wasn't raining so much, unfortunately the builders have no control over the weather.\nIn case you're curious here's what's like to ride the VIP Cabin.\nHere's some other cool things we learned after riding the wheel:\nThey are currently in the process of getting an alcohol permit so you'll be able to buy drinks at the base of the wheel and bring them aboard with you!\n\t\n\t\n\tIt's the biggest Ferris wheel in Canada\n\t\n\t\n\tIt it's 60 meters high and it offers a 28 km, 360 view of the city. \n\t\n\t\n\tIt has 42 air conditioned cabins including a VIP cabin with a glass bottom floor!\n\t\n\t\n\tOne ride last about 20 minutes and costs $25.\nFor more information check out La Grande Roue de Montréal's website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.