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Sun Wheel

  1. This is the first "Wonder Wheel" style ferris wheel to be built since 1927 when the Wonder Wheel was opened at Coney Island in New York.
  2. At 160 ft tall, it's taller than the Matterhorn in Disneyland.
  3. There are 8 stationary red vehicles on the outside of the wheel and 16 swinging gondolas on the tracks that slide in and out on tracks. The 16 gondolas ride on interior rails so that they can slide inward and outward.
 

Sun Wheel Facts and Figures


Facts

Figures

Type

Ferris Wheel ("Wonder Wheel" style)

Designer

WED

Manufacturer

Waagner-Biro

Year

8 February, 2001

Height

156 feet

Ride Time

9 Minutes

Speed

?

Power

?

Gondolas

24 (16/8) gondolas; 6 people per gondola

Capacity

960 per hour

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