The Largest Ferris Wheel on the West Coast
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Built in 2012, the 175 foot tall, 170,000 pound Ferris wheel sits on Seattle's waterfront over the Puget Sound on pier 57 near the Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium. It carries 42 enclosed, heated and air conditioned gondolas holding up to 8 people each. As passengers are lifted into the air, they can see the a fantastic view of the city, sound and mountains while listening to a narration describing Seattle's waterfront history. The wheel is the only one of its kind to be built over water. The wheel also includes one special reservation gondola with glass floors for the ultimate viewing experience.
Related Questions & Answers
Q: How long is the ride on the Seattle Ferris Wheel?
A: The duration of the ride depends on the size of the crowd and the season, but is generally between 10 and 20 minutes long.
Q: How tall is the Seattle Great Wheel?
A: The Great Wheel is 174 feet tall.
Q: How many people can ride in a gondola on the Seattle Wheel at once?
A: Each of the 42 climate-controlled gondolas can carry up to eight passengers (except the VIP gondola with a glass floor, which seats four), for a total of 332 passengers.