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Ferris Wheel?

Post by yankee Clipper91 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:41 pm

Do you think that Six Flags Great America and California's Great America should put a ferris wheel in.
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Post by ttd rox » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:53 pm

YES! :D It would be a neat addition to both parks for kids and families. It is one ride where you can't go wrong on! It woul be neat if they had a giant one though!
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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:25 pm

It would be cool if they had one like the Sun Wheel at Disney. But the park has not been the same since the removal of the Sky Whirl.
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Post by Demonlover13 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:02 pm

^Amen to that
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Ferris Wheel?

Post by rossrich66 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:50 pm

The Santa Clara park actually had a traditional Ferris Wheel back in the early 80's. I can't remember which year, but it was probably in "80 or '81 and I think it only lasted one season. It was located where the Edge was ultimately built. I don't know if Gurnee had one though.

As for if I think they should build one...short of a similar or superior design to the Sky Whirl, I just don't think it would be very practical for either park, as the capacity and throughput is not good for a large theme park. I think the more "traditional" wheel works at DCA because Disney has mastered the art of "throughput" in all of their attractions.
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Post by redfishpaw » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:55 am

Both parks had a ferris wheel (besides skywhirl)

Here is the old Ferris wheel thread
:arrow: http://www.greatamericaparks.com/forums ... rris+wheel

I recall riding the ferris wheel in Gurnee. It was located between Eagles Flight and the train station. It was probably removed (1984 or earlier)when the train station was moved over for the 1985 Z force installlation.

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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:43 pm

I wasn't talking about that one. I was talking about whether they should put in an another ferris wheel, now that the sky whirl is gone at both parks.
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Post by Demonlover13 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:57 pm

I still say a wonder-wheel type ferris wheel would be great like this.

http://history.amusement-parks.com/wonderwheel.htm
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Post by TripplePlay93 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:43 am

i think that they should put a ferris wheel in the sky whirl spot to sort of honor it.
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Post by Demonlover13 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:59 am

I doubt that'll happen
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Post by GreatAmerica#1fan » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:44 pm

I agree that they should have a ferris wheel but I think they should bring back the original Sky Whirl only use something stronger looking than chains to hold the cars up there. My dad never took me on it because he did not like the idea of being held up there with chains, he goes on coasters though.

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