Assembly starts on new Bay Beach Amusement Park Ferris wheel

Bay Beach Amusement Park's original Ferris wheel (WBAY file)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Ready for spring? This will get your mind on the opening of Green Bay's Bay Beach Amusement Park:

The new Ferris wheel is going up.

Friends of Bay Beach raised $2.1 million for the new ride, which will be twice as high as the current Ferris wheel in the middle of the attractions. It promises riders an incredible sky-high view of the bay.

The manager of Bay Beach tells us they hope to have it ready on the park's opening day.

The new ride is part of bigger bayside plans for the park, which include a new sand beach, boardwalk and viewing platform.