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Double Ferris Wheel park locations.

Raptor Timmy

Posted:
3/31/00 at
4:15:38 PM

I am looking for parks with this unfortunately increasing rear ride. As far as I know there are only three, one at Lake Winnepesaukah, one at La Feria in Mexico City and one in Ocean City, Maryland. Anyone know if there are any more or if these rides are still there. The double ferris wheel or its correct name Sky Wheel has been a favorite of mine for over 30 years. I grew up riding at our local fair and at Cedar Point where it was located just inside the park gates. Well in the eighties the Sky Wheel was retired from CP {and replaced by nothing} and my fair switched ride companies so it was increasingly difficult to find this ride. In 1999 my fair switched ride companies and the SKy Wheel returned but because of the companies no single rider policy I only got to ride it once but it was great to ride it after all these years. It is amazing on how many people won't ride this ride. I think it is the best ferris wheel ride out there.

Re: Double Ferris Wheel park locations. by Masher at 3/31/00 5:04:26 PM

Hi Raptor Timmy,

Gosh almighty I couldn't agree more with your sentiments on the OUTSTANDING ride!

I visited Rocky Point in Warwick RI back in the early eighties and this ride was the highlight of the park for me. Unfortunatly I havn't seen *ANY* more since:( As a double bummer Rocky point closed in the mid 90's:-(

However, "For the benifit of anyone who hasn't experienced this I have included a URL to Rocky Points tribute site. Look towards the bootom of the page:)

Double Wheel picture

An even better picture by Masher at 3/31/00 6:23:51 PM

http://members.aol.com/interama/wheel03.htm

Re: Double Ferris Wheel park locations. by Steven Wilson at 4/1/00 3:37:47 AM

> I am looking for parks with this
> unfortunately increasing rear ride. As far
> as I know there are only three, one at Lake
> Winnepesaukah, one at La Feria in Mexico
> City and one in Ocean City, Maryland. Anyone
> know if there are any more or if these rides
> are still there. The double ferris wheel or
> its correct name Sky Wheel has been a
> favorite of mine for over 30 years. I grew
> up riding at our local fair and at Cedar
> Point where it was located just inside the
> park gates. Well in the eighties the Sky
> Wheel was retired from CP {and replaced by
> nothing} and my fair switched ride companies
> so it was increasingly difficult to find
> this ride. In 1999 my fair switched ride
> companies and the SKy Wheel returned but
> because of the companies no single rider
> policy I only got to ride it once but it was
> great to ride it after all these years. It
> is amazing on how many people won't ride
> this ride. I think it is the best ferris
> wheel ride out there.

I agree that the Sky Wheel is an awesome ride. It's one of my all-time favorites. I am not aware of any permanent Sky Wheel installations at any parks besides those you have mentioned. At the end of the 1999 season, it was reported on rec.roller-coaster that Lake Winnie removed theirs. I'm really sad to see this ride continue to disappear.

P.S. to Masher: thanks for plugging my photo of a Sky Wheel at the State Fair of Oklahoma!

Steven