The Wonder Wheel: Swinging or stationary? Red and blue cars swing white cars do not. Ride the ones which make the ride famous. Red or blue? Are you yellow? Take white. 150 ft high, weighing 200,000 pounds and holding 144 people at once – built in 1920 and in continuous operation with complete off season maintenance and upgraded computerized control and power management system. No vist to Coney is complete without a turn on the WHEEL.No height requirement.