SeaWorld San Diego's Bayside Skyride turns 50 years old

It's the oldest operating skyride in California
Posted at 2:20 PM, Jun 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-25 17:20:29-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--Rising 90 feet over Mission Bay, visitors to SeaWorld San Diego have enjoyed a bird's eye view of the amusement park and a growing city from the Bayside Skyride for decades. 

On Friday, SeaWorld celebrated the 50th anniversary of what they called one of San Diego's most nostalgic and beloved experiences and the oldest gondola lift in California. 

The Skyride opened in 1967 as the Atlantis Skyride and transported riders to the Sea World Atlantis Restaurant. 

It was the very first ride constructed at SeaWorld San Diego. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy