The ride resembled a huge tree with three arms, each arm supporting a wheel, or 'spider', carrying 12 passenger cars. Two wheels were spinning in the air while the third was on the ground loading.
Both rides opened in 1976. The Santa Clara ride, which appeared in the 1994 movie Beverly Hills Cop III, was renamed Triple Wheel before it closed in 1997. The Gurnee ride, which reached a height of 110 feet, closed in 2000.