Lonely Planet Writer

This new ride tilts you off of the 94th floor of a Chicago skyscraper

If you’re always looking for your next thrill, how does tilting from the 94th floor of a Chicago skyscraper sound to you?

Chicago’s skyline and Lake Michigan. Photo by Songquan Deng/Shutterstock

The John Hancock Observatory in Chicago, USA, was completed in 1969 and is a 1500ft tall skyscraper in the center of the city. It offers a spectacular view over Chicago’s skyline, and also some interesting activities like “high altitude” yoga, trivia and happy hour. It’s “the best place to see Chicago at its best,” as it reads on its website, and now it’s also the home of a unique ride, the first of its kind in the world.

TILT! is an enclosed moving platform that (as the name suggests) tilts you out over the city and the lakefront, letting you see the world from the 94th floor. In numbers, that’s 1030 feet, or 314 meters, above the ground.

TILT! will give you a thrill you won’t easily forget. Photo by Sorbis/Shutterstock

The ride can accommodate eight visitors at a time, and it operates at night as well, for an even more breathtaking view of Chicago and the Magnificent Mile. It’s definitely going to give you a thrill you won’t forget soon.

And if you’re looking for a place to relax after the adrenaline rush that dangling from the 94th floor of a skyscraper is bound to give you, you can head over to the city’s new magic speakeasy, the Chicago Magic Lounge where Chicago’s history of magic comes back to life — even if it’s hidden behind a laundromat.

The Chicago Magic Lounge honors the city’s place in the history of parlor magic. Image courtesy of the Chicago Magic Lounge

You can find out more about the TILT! attraction on the official website here.