People tend to check in during these times:
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 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.
Definitely go with the swinging cars...extra fun.
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)
They've never had an accident... even though you might feel like you're about to go flying out of the swinging cars!
SWINGING CAR yeah
Tallest ferris wheel in the world; opened Memorial Day 1920. Made official NYC landmark in 1989.
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.
Choose Swinging. Always.
The iconic Ferris wheel, the Wonder Wheel is shown at the beginningof the movie and the end of the movie the Warriors.
Come and enjoy
Opt for the swinging cars - they're pretty fun. Either way, you'll get some cool views from the top.
New York Landmark !!!!!
Watch Remo Williams before riding for full effect.
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!!
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
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The swinging cars are TERRIFYINGly awesome.
Take the swinging one
"Swinging" is not for the faint-hearted (especially on a windy day)!
Great family place for kids of all ages! Friday nights during the summer they have spectacular fireworks!
Get one of the swinging seats
The swinging carriage is the better option.
Go for the fixed (non-sliding) cars -- much better views.
Don't bother with the stationary cars. The swinging ones are where it's at.
Swinging cars or bust!
Best of the best for 4th of July
10 year old and present day me love this ride!
The swinging cars on the Wonder Wheel are awesome...
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.
Swinging car line moves way faster than stationary.
Seen at the beginning of the film, this is the landmark that the Warriors associate with being home.
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.
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!
inner ring of cars is scary fun, outer is more serene