The public can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the new Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier from a newly installed Galveston.com video webcam located at the historic Hotel Galvez & Spa, 2024 Seawall Blvd., which is walking distance from the pier. This high-definition webcam offers a live view of the 100-foot tall Galaxy Ferris Wheel, Iron Shark Roller Coaster and other popular rides. Viewers will see the ferris wheel turn and see the riders spin and turn on the rides. The webcam is the newest installation by Galveston.com & Company, Inc. which offers a total of 18 webcams located throughout the island. Other popular webcams include views of the Galveston harbor and cruise ships, The Strand District, Seawall Blvd. and Moody Gardens.
“Galveston.com’s webcams have proven extremely popular among our online visitors,” says Galveston.com & Company’s Vice-President Jim Cordell. “Just in the last year alone, they’ve been viewed literally millions of times via Galveston.com and Galveston.com Mobile.”
The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is a $60 million dollar family theme park developed by chairman and CEO of Landry’s Tilman Fertitta. Ultimately, the Pleasure Pier will offer 16 rides ranging from the traditional carousel to thrilling rides that take patrons over the water, including a 200-foot-tall swing tower offering panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. The pier also offers midway games, food venues and retail shops. An All Day Ride Pass is $21.99 for adults and $16.99 for children and is good for all rides and pier access. Individual ride tickets and pier passes are also available.
About Galveston.com and Company, Inc.
Galveston.com & Company, Inc. is a destination marketing corporation based in Galveston, Texas. The company specializes in destination portals, as well as online lodging, cruise, parking, and transportation reservations; and event ticketing via its proprietary DestinationNext™ module.
About Hotel Galvez & Spa
Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. This 224-room, century-old hotel offers 13,231 square feet of meeting space, a 9,763-square-foot spa, fitness center, full-service restaurant, lobby bar and pool with a swim-up bar. The hotel is rated four diamonds by AAA and is owned by Galveston preservationist George Mitchell as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For reservations, call (800) WYNDHAM or visit www.WyndhamHotelGalvez.com.
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM – (800) 996-3426 – or visiting www.wyndham.com.
About Galveston Island
Galveston Island is the No. 2 tourism attraction in Texas for in-state and out-of-state travelers. Galveston is a historic beach town located just 50 miles south from Houston, Texas – the fourth largest city in the U.S. A diverse cultural town, Galveston Island is a unique destination offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions and resorts, one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country and Texas’ premier cruise port. For more information on Galveston Island visit www.galveston.com or call (888) GAL-ISLE.