Where have all the Ferris Wheels gone?

Sunday, October 14, 2001 5:15 PM
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?
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 5:28 PM
  Well, there are 3 sitting in the employee parking lot of SFGAm.

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Tidal Wave- R.I.P End of 1991.
Why did SFoG have to steal our treasure... :(

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Sunday, October 14, 2001 5:35 PM
Canobie Lake park in NH has a awsome one and SFNE has a HUGE ferris wheel!
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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!!!!!
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 5:54 PM
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.

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"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

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Sunday, October 14, 2001 6:06 PM
SFDL still has the second tallest Ferris Wheel in North America!

Photo of Da' Big' Wheel

Alan Jacyszyn
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Can you predict the future? Cast your vote for SFDL's 2002 expansion:
http://sfdl.coasterbuzz.com

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Sunday, October 14, 2001 6:33 PM
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.
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 6:52 PM
If you haven't ridden Deno's Wonder Wheel at Coney, you haven't been on a truly exciting wheel...scary!
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Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 6:54 PM
We still have a kiddie one here at KW.;)
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Kennywood is my home park!!!
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 7:29 PM
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. :) 
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God please let SFKK get something in 2002. ANYTHING!!
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 7:32 PM
Indiana Beach has a Gondola Wheel. It is 100 ft tall. They have had 2 others, but one is a skydiver ride, which looks like a ferris wheel, but isn't. All can be seen here: http://www.geocities.com/urbanaindiana/gallery.html
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 7:34 PM
SFEG and SFMW both have one.

I've been on the biggest Ferris Wheel in the world, The London Eye. It's quite a site!
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Don't look down-Oblivion

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Sunday, October 14, 2001 7:41 PM

PT300 said:
SFEG and SFMW both have one.
I've been on the biggest Ferris Wheel in the world, The London Eye. It's quite a site!
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Any idea of how big it is?

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Sunday, October 14, 2001 7:41 PM
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.
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Yet another coaster-craving yuppie
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 7:46 PM
Wabash C-The Eye is 450 feet tall. It takes about 30 minutes for one full rotation.
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Don't look down-Oblivion
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 7:51 PM
P>ith 30 minutes a rotation, I would get mad if they left me on for another trip around./P>
P>And here's some more info and pics of The London Eye, the worlds largest Observation heel./P>
P>FONT color=#000000 face="Verdana, Arial, sans-serif" size=2>A href="http://www.travelbritain.com/london/LondonEye.html">http://www.travelbritain.com/london/LondonEye.html/A>/P>
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 7:52 PM
LONDON EYE Pics and info
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 9:35 PM
Isn't Premier building an even bigger one (500' I think) for installation around the Vegas area?  Think I read that a while back...
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Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 10:06 PM
The SCBB has one of the oldest ones in the world, and Santa Monica Peir has one of those weird ones.
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X is the best and it beats all da rest!...Coasterlicius!
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Monday, October 15, 2001 4:23 AM
...as far as I know, what park has actually taken OUT a ferris wheel??

This seems like a weird topic mainly because I have yet to see a park withOUT a ferris wheel. Even the small parks all have one.

What parks have taken them out? As far as I know, they are all still in-tact for all the parks I have visited.

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Proud to be an American!!

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Monday, October 15, 2001 4:33 AM
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.

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I want my Hay Bayler back! Forget new rides! HAY BAYLER! While they are at it, why not bring back Tidal Wave too?

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