Built in 1920 by the Eccentric Ferris
Wheel Company using 100% Bethlehem Steel forged right on the
premises. The 18 co-owners worked as construction men to insure
quality throughout the building process. The Wonder Wheel has
maintained a perfect safety record for its entire history.
Each year, the entire 400,000 lb. ride is overhauled and painted to protect it
from the elements of weather, wear and tear.
Deno's WONDER WHEEL was named an OFFICIAL NYC LANDMARK in 1989.
A full-size replica of the Wheel stands in Disney's California Adventure, and Yokahama, Japan. The only stoppage
in the history of the WONDER WHEEL was on July 13, 1977 during the Great NYC
Blackout - when the entire northeast lost electrical power. Riders on the WONDER
WHEEL were brought down safely because the owners hand cranked the wheel.
Deno's WONDER WHEEL, stands 150 feet tall as the centerpiece of the
ever-thriving Coney Island Amusement area. Located on the Boardwalk,
this amazing attraction includes 16 swinging passenger cars
and 8 stationary cars that give riders a panoramic view of
the Atlantic Ocean, the Jersey Shore & the NYC Skyline.
This year, over 200,000 people of all ages will ride the Wonder
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