The Wonder Wheel - Coney Island, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member muffy53
N 40° 34.440 W 073° 58.735
18T E 586425 N 4491969
Quick Description: Coney Island's famous ferris wheel. 150 feet tall, built in 1920, still in operation.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2009 8:13:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM76Q0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:
If you listen to the Wonder Wheel turn one is likely to hear screams and some sort of rolling sound. That is the devilish charm of the wheel. The Wonder Wheel is unlike most ferris wheels in that it has eight stationery cars and sixteen that roll along tracks within the wheel's structure. The wheel itself stands 150 feet high, has a diameter of 135 feet and holds 144 people at once.
The ride was named a New York City Landmark in 1989 and very well taken care of. The park dismantles the cars every year and overhauls them. It also works on the motor and superstructure of the wheel to ensure that it keeps the perfect safety record the ride has had since it first opened.
Visit Instructions:
Please take at least 1 picture of your Ferris Wheel.

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