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|
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
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.