The Branson Ferris Wheel
Witness the beauty of the Ozarks from your seat on “The Branson Ferris Wheel”. What was once Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier Ferris Wheel now sits at Track 4 of The Track Family Fun Parks. Standing 150 feet tall, its 40 gondolas hold 240 riders, and it lights up the night with a music and light spectacular titled Electrify that uses the wheel’s 16,000 LED lights.
Chicago’s Navy Pier Ferris Wheel was inspired by the original Ferris wheel created by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago of 1893. It opened on July 1, 1995 as the focal point of the newly renovated Navy Pier. It took its last spin there on September 27, 2015 to make room for a bigger wheel. Providing nearly 17 million rides, it was an iconic landmark and part of Chicago’s skyline for 20 years. With its move to Branson, Missouri in 2016, this Ferris wheel serves as an icon in a very different setting.
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