To celebrate the end of Chicago’s mask mandate, Navy Pier will offer free rides on its iconic Centennial Wheel on Monday.
But there is a catch – a little more.
In order to receive a free ride, you will need to show your smile.
As part of the “Smile to Ride” event, guests who show off their long-hidden smiles will receive a free souvenir photo of their smiley faces, according to a press release. The photos will then be displayed on the hub of the Ferris wheel throughout the month of March.
As Chicago and Illinois both plan to roll back mask requirements on Monday, Navy Pier’s president said the lifting of COVID mandates is certainly something to smile about.
“We could all use a smile, so Navy Pier encourages guests to show off their toothy grins, smirks and mouth-to-mouths for the whole town to see,” said the president and CEO of Navy Pier, Marilynn Gardner. A declaration.
Free rides will be available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.