Deno's Wonder Wheel

Theme Park Ride / Attraction and Theme Park · Coney Island
1025 Boardwalk W, Brooklyn, NY 11224, United States
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  • What you need to know
    Zachary S.
    "The swinging cars on the Wonder Wheel are awesome..."(11 Tips)
    "What's not to love about this Ferris wheel?"(8 Tips)
    Puu K.
    "I recommend getting on the swing one."(3 Tips)
    City of New York
    "... & was designated a NYC Landmark in 1989. It is 150 ft tall, holds 160..."(2 Tips)
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  • Fodor's Travel

    The Ferris wheel first opened in 1920, making it the oldest ride in Coney Island, and the spectacular views from the top take in a long stretch of the shoreline. Read more

    Fodor's Travel · September 9
  • Ronny O.

    When you go all the way to the top you really get to see the real beauty of Coney Island

    Ronny Oemraw · August 29
  • Donna S.

    Had tons of fun

    Donna Salamanca · August 10
  • Renae M.

    Go for for rocking cages, and try not to think about the fact that this thing is nearly 100 years old ;) The view to the ocean and Manhattan is stunning, so try for a golden hour/sunset ride.

    Renae Mason · August 9
  • Jamie S.

    Go swinging – it's an experience on a big wheel you'll have nowhere else.

    Jamie Shaw · August 4
  • Mat M.

    It's not a real trip to Coney Island without a ride on the Wonder Wheel!

    Mat M · July 28
  • Alex F.

    An absolutely thrilling Ferris wheel when riding in a swinging car. Caught me for a scare!

    Alex Fish · July 27
  • Puu K.

    $7 to get on. I recommend getting on the swing one.

    Puu Kampolratana · June 12
  • Nate F.

    continue through the tunnel toward the beach to find the kiddie park with rides for younger kids

    Nate Folkert · June 6
  • tanya r.

    Beautiful view!

    tanya raupach · October 29, 2014
  • Colleen M.

    Great views from the top, but you're swinging almost the whole time. HANG ON!

    Colleen McAndrew · August 18, 2014
  • Mike C.

    No age/height rules on the bad boy. Want to take your 4 month old baby on the swinging car, go ahead.

    Mike Ciliento · August 16, 2014
  • Ryan J.

    1918 steel makes this scarier than your standard ferris wheel. White cars don't swing (haha), and the views are great.

    Ryan Jorgenson · August 12, 2014
  • Andrea

    What's not to love about this Ferris wheel? Oh: it costs $7 to ride it now...

    Andrea · July 12, 2014
  • Luc v.

    Tof, vergane glorie

    Luc van Uden · September 30, 2013
  • Mary H.

    The swinging cars are TERRIFYINGly awesome.

    Mary Hurd · September 16, 2013
  • Paul G.

    Take the swinging one

    Paul Gentile · September 1, 2013
  • Mai M.

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

    Mai Maguire · August 31, 2013
  • Rose

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

    Rose · August 30, 2013
  • Andrés D.

    Get one of the swinging seats

    Andrés Durán Chase · August 6, 2013
  • kenna!

    The swinging carriage is the better option.

    kenna! · July 29, 2013
  • Bryan H.

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

    Bryan H · July 28, 2013
  • Effie J.

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

    Effie J · July 17, 2013
  • Eduardo S.

    Swinging cars or bust!

    Eduardo Santana · July 15, 2013
  • Cristo L.

    Best of the best for 4th of July

    Cristo Leon · July 9, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Marlon

    10 year old and present day me love this ride!

    Marlon · June 10, 2013
  • Zachary S.

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

    Zachary Stephen · October 21, 2012
  • Megan

    Choose Swinging. Always.

    Megan · September 3, 2012
  • Stefan H.

    Watch Remo Williams before riding for full effect.

    Stefan Hvostik · August 25, 2012
  • 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 Rallo · July 10, 2012
  • 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
  • Meng H.

    Swinging car line moves way faster than stationary.

    Meng He · May 27, 2012
  • Jake S.

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

    Jake Smith · February 21, 2012
  • 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 Seckler · August 16, 2011
  • 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 Monahan · August 7, 2011
  • 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

    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
  • Evgeni R.

    Come and enjoy

    Evgeni Rod · February 22, 2011
  • 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
  • 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 Rodriguez · September 5, 2010
  • 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
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    Klawdya Rothschild · August 31, 2010
  • Denise C.

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

    Denise Chow · August 22, 2010
  • 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 Lee · August 13, 2010
  • •:*´¨`*:•Eddie ♥.

    New York Landmark !!!!!

  • John C.

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

    John Chew · May 31, 2010
  • Ryan G.

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

    Ryan Griffin · September 29, 2009
  • John S.

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

    John S · August 28, 2009

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