Deno's Wonder Wheel

1025 Boardwalk W, Coney Island, NY 11224
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tue
    • None
  • Wed
    • Noon–2:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
8.7/10

Based on 255 votes

Popular with out-of-towners

Total Visitors
0
Total Check-ins
0
Save
Share
Log in to leave tips at this venue!
Sort:
  • Popular
  • Recent

36 Tips

People talk about:

  • "Swinging car line moves way faster than stationary." (9 tips)
  • "Don't bother with the stationary cars. The swinging ones are where it's at." (3 tips)
  • "Tallest ferris wheel in the world; opened Memorial Day 1920. ..." (4 tips)
  • The Corcoran Group

    Make sure you get on one of the red or blue swinging cars for the full experience. The yellow cars are for the less adventurous.

    The Corcoran Group · September 4, 2010
    Save
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Take a picture from the top like this one from 1947, and send your new view to @nydailynews on Twitter! Read more

    The New York Daily News · October 20, 2010
    Save
  • City of New York

    The Wonder Wheel has been in operation since 1920 & was designated a NYC Landmark in 1989. It is 150 ft tall, holds 160 passengers with 8 stationary cars & 16 cars that slide along serpentine tracks.

    City of New York · July 1, 2013
    Save
  •  Ryan G.

    Definitely go with the swinging cars...extra fun.

     Ryan G. · September 29, 2009
    Save
  • naveen

    there are a couple of photobooths inside coney island. one of the easiest to find is this one right in the middle of it all: next to the wonder wheel. (only open in the summer)

    naveen · August 2, 2011
    Save
  • Debbie L.

    They've never had an accident... even though you might feel like you're about to go flying out of the swinging cars!

    Debbie L. · August 13, 2010
    Save
  • Klawdya R.

    SWINGING CAR yeah

    Klawdya R. · August 31, 2010
    Save
  • John C.

    Tallest ferris wheel in the world; opened Memorial Day 1920. Made official NYC landmark in 1989.

    John C. · May 31, 2010
    Save
  • NYC: The Official Guide

    There are two lines: one for swinging cars and one for stationary (which is often shorter). Whichever you chose, be sure to snap a pic from the top! Fun fact: The Wonder Wheel weighs 400,000 pounds.

    NYC: The Official Guide · June 21, 2013
    Save
  • Megan

    Choose Swinging. Always.

    Megan · September 3, 2012
    Save
  • EPIX HD

    The iconic Ferris wheel, the Wonder Wheel is shown at the beginningof the movie and the end of the movie the Warriors.

    EPIX HD · July 7, 2011
    Save
  • Evgeni R.

    Come and enjoy

    Evgeni R. · February 22, 2011
    Save
  • Denise C.

    Opt for the swinging cars - they're pretty fun. Either way, you'll get some cool views from the top.

    Denise C. · August 22, 2010
    Save
  • •:*´¨`*:•Eddie ♥.

    New York Landmark !!!!!

    •:*´¨`*:•Eddie ♥. · July 19, 2010
    Save
  • Stefan H.

    Watch Remo Williams before riding for full effect.

    Stefan H. · August 25, 2012
    Save
  • KaiMaliLani

    OMG!! Best employees ever!!! Lost my phone here! Didn't realize it til after I left the park - about an hour later... long story short.. got my fone back the next morning.. on July 4th!!

    KaiMaliLani · July 4, 2012
    Save
  • Jessica M.

    So slow, but where else have you ever seen Ferris wheel cars that actually slide back-and-forth independently on separate rails as they continue to go around the circle? Old-fashioned fun

    Jessica M. · August 7, 2011
    Save
  • Luc v.

    Tof, vergane glorie

    Luc v. · September 30, 2013
    Save
  • Mary H.

    The swinging cars are TERRIFYINGly awesome.

    Mary H. · September 16, 2013
    Save
  • Paul G.

    Take the swinging one

    Paul G. · September 1, 2013
    Save
  • Mai M.

    "Swinging" is not for the faint-hearted (especially on a windy day)!

    Mai M. · August 31, 2013
    Save
  • Rose J.

    Great family place for kids of all ages! Friday nights during the summer they have spectacular fireworks!

    Rose J. · August 30, 2013
    Save
  • Andrés D.

    Get one of the swinging seats

    Andrés D. · August 6, 2013
    Save
  • kenna!

    The swinging carriage is the better option.

    kenna! · July 29, 2013
    Save
  • Bryan H.

    Go for the fixed (non-sliding) cars -- much better views.

    Bryan H. · July 28, 2013
    Save
  • Effie J.

    Don't bother with the stationary cars. The swinging ones are where it's at.

    Effie J. · July 17, 2013
    Save
  • Eduardo S.

    Swinging cars or bust!

    Eduardo S. · July 15, 2013
    Save
  • Cristo L.

    Best of the best for 4th of July

    Cristo L. · July 9, 2013
    Save
  • Marlon

    10 year old and present day me love this ride!

    Marlon · June 10, 2013
    Save
  • Zachary S.

    The swinging cars on the Wonder Wheel are awesome...

    Zachary S. · October 21, 2012
    Save
  • Anthony R.

    A great place to bring the kids after the aquarium. Lots of small child size rides - just buy a ticket for yourself and your child to ride.

    Anthony R. · July 10, 2012
    Save
  • Meng H.

    Swinging car line moves way faster than stationary.

    Meng H. · May 27, 2012
    Save
  • Jake S.

    Seen at the beginning of the film, this is the landmark that the Warriors associate with being home.

    Jake S. · February 21, 2012
    Save
  • Valerie S.

    Highly (ahem!) recommend the outer wheel, stationary cars for the longest and highest view of the oceanside scene. Take a deep breath if your car stops at the peak, as it did on my ride w/a friend.

    Valerie S. · August 16, 2011
    Save
  • Martha R.

    Ride the wheel. Doesn't matter how old or young you are--it's really fun and different than any ferris wheel you ever rode. It's a great memory!

    Martha R. · September 5, 2010
    Save
  • John S.

    inner ring of cars is scary fun, outer is more serene

    John S. · August 28, 2009
    Save

More Like Deno's Wonder Wheel

Places people like to go after Deno's Wonder Wheel

Appears on 65 lists

See all »
David N.

Mayor: David N.

4 check-ins in the last 60 days

Is this your business? Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date. Plus use our free tools to find new customers.