Where have all the Ferris Wheels gone? I mean it is the traditional icon of an amusment park, and yet few parks still have them! The only parks I know that have them are HP, CP, and KBF(and it is a kiddie one)..Any other parks that have the Giant Wheels which I am not thinking of?
Canobie Lake park in NH has a awsome one and SFNE has a HUGE ferris wheel! ----------------- I've been to only 3 parks but have rode alot of kinds like Wood, Hyper,Wild Mouse,Corkscrew,and Inverted SFNE & Canobie Lake park RULES!!!!!
Apparently, they've migrated to other kinds of venues. Comerica Park in Detroit, the Tiger's baseball stadium, has one, and I just recently saw a commercial for the new Toys R Us to open in times square. In the commercial, it's mentioned that they will have one inside the store.
The ferris wheel is one of the best picture taking opertunities(SP?) you will get in a park, and they also provide a nice, relaxing ride after a long day of coastering. It's a shame they're not seen more often.
----------------- "Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music." Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989
Yea i notced alot of parks dont have alot of feris wheels unless they already have them.when i went to SFA i was surprised they dident have one,its a shame that a park can have so much money and add all these coaster yet not a decent sized ferris wheel.
One of SFKK's best features is their giant wheel. Nothing better than on a hot day to get on the wheel and cool off. SFSTL has the Collossus wheel. Pretty big one too. If I'm not mistaken the one at SFWOA is a regular sized one? I'm probably wrong so I will accept correction on that. :) ----------------- God please let SFKK get something in 2002. ANYTHING!!
Waldameer Park has a ferris wheel thats 100-feet tall, situated right on the edge of a bluff, so you can get great views of the city of Erie and Canada. ----------------- Yet another coaster-craving yuppie
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Big Chief's doesn't have one, but thats a go-kart and coaster park, not amusment park. SFGAm had one, as kcies said. Even though I hated being on it, it should still be there. Mall of America looks like it has one, but if it is, it sure isn't operated like one. Get on, stop, go, stop, go, etc for one rotation, and get off. Is it really a ferris wheel? I'll let you be the judge.
----------------- I want my Hay Bayler back! Forget new rides! HAY BAYLER! While they are at it, why not bring back Tidal Wave too?