Wonder wheel pavillion at 2005 world expo in Japan

Monday, December 13, 2004 9:33 PM
Wonder wheel is a ferris wheel half inside a building check out the website for a pic.

http://expo.jama.jp/english/index.html

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Monday, December 13, 2004 10:00 PM
They are nutso about their ferris wheels. Check out this one at Hep5 in Osaka. That's 110 meters on top of a ten story building. :)

Yowza! I have a great pic atop it, if anyone's interested.

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Monday, December 13, 2004 11:19 PM
Nutso doesn't come close. I loved those wheels. My favorite was the giant one at Nagashima. There's a digital clock in the middle so you can tell the time anywhere in the park!
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Monday, December 13, 2004 11:40 PM
I like the JAMA explanation for the colors of the wheel...that's pretty cool stuff right there. The entire idea sounds great, sounds like something I think amusement parks (those currently without ferris wheels or ones wanting new wheels) should look into.

Could you see one of these going into Hershey in the next few years to replace the old Giant Wheel? Perhaps make it brown and chocolate? Attatch it somehow to the Chocolate World and the video screen can show a bunch of chocolate, or how they make it on a video...just something to think about...what do you all think?

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 1:22 AM
Well, they already have the Chance Giant Wheel towards the back end of the park, so I don't think Hershey will be looking into a Ferris Wheel anytime soon, unless it's to replace that.

I want to see an Intamin (Ride Trade) Giant Wheel 165m go in somewhere relatively close. :)

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 2:12 AM
danner...in case you haven't heard...they took the Giant Wheel out (search for it on here) and they were going to replace it with Turbulence...but...

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=40359

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 2:20 AM
This always seems to cause confusion.

The Intamin Giant Wheel was removed. The Chance Giant Wheel still resides in the park.

I think what dannerman was saying is that there'd be no reason to replace the Intamin Giant Wheel with a ride like this because the Chance Giant Wheel is still at the park.

Or am I the one who is confused? :)

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 2:51 AM
No, Gonch - you got it. That's precisely what I was saying. Also, not too far from Hershey, Dorney has a Chance "Giant Wheel" but calls theirs the Ferris Wheel (formerly called the 'Skyscraper' before the Gravity Works "Skyscraper" went in!)

Are we confused yet? :)

Although this brings up a point - manufacturers need to come up with some unique names for their ferris wheels besides 'Giant Wheel'. I mean think about it - ANYTHING is a "giant wheel" unless you're looking at a 1-person tire swing! :)

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 11:29 AM
Does anybody know if they are still planning to build the giant one in Vega$?

Rob, Wow! Send that picture! -e

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Tuesday, December 14, 2004 12:15 PM
Ok. Check your email.

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