Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Spencer Jack & Girl Friend Brittney Take A Spin On The Seattle Great Wheel

That is my Great Nephew Spencer Jack and his favorite girlfriend, Brittney, in one of 42 climate-controlled gondolas on the Seattle Great Wheel.

The Seattle Great Wheel started spinning on June 29, 2012 as the tallest Ferris Wheel on the west coast.

Spencer Jack High Above Elliot Bay
Each of the Seattle Great Wheel's gondolas can hold up to 8 riders, making a grand total maximum capacity of 252.

One of the gondolas is a luxury model with leather seats and a glass floor. The luxury gondola costs $50 per person for the 12  minute ride. Tickets to ride in a non-luxury gondola are $13 per person, with discounts for kids, like Spencer Jack and seniors.

The Seattle Great Wheel is one of many Seattle waterfront attractions. The Wheel is at the end of Pier 57, 175 feet in height, extending 40 feet out over Elliott Bay.

Spencer Jack with his Dad & Brittney
Ready to Board a Seattle Great Wheel Gondola
with Mount Rainier in Background
There are two other gondola wheel rides of the Seattle Great Wheel type design in North America.

The Myrtle Beach Skywheel is 187 feet tall. The Niagara Skywheel at Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Canada, is the same height as the Seattle Great Wheel.

The Seattle Great Wheel is the only one of the wheels to spin out over water.