Niagara SkyWheel

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Niagara SkyWheel
Niagara Falls Skywheel by night 03.jpg
General information
TypeFerris wheel
LocationClifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Completed2006
Height175 feet (53.3 m)
Design and construction
ArchitectRonald Bussink Professional Rides[1]
EngineerChance Morgan[1]

Niagara SkyWheel is a 175-foot (53.3 m) tall Ferris wheel in the middle of Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Niagara SkyWheel is a Ronald Bussink Professional Rides designed R60 Giant Wheel, manufactured by Chance Rides[1] and supplied by Chance Morgan.[2] It opened on 17 June 2006, at a cost of $10 million.[1]

Its 42 Swiss-manufactured fully enclosed passenger cars can each carry nine people and are heated in the winter and air conditioned in the warmer months.[1]

The ride is approximately 12 to 15 minutes long, giving passengers views of the Niagara River, and the Horseshoe Falls and American Falls, and is open all year, from 9:00 am to 1:00 am.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "One of a Kind 'Giant Wheel' Debuts in Niagara Falls, Canada". prweb.com. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  2. ^ Breathtaking views of Niagara Falls Aboard the First Chance Morgan R60 Giant Wheel

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Coordinates: 43°05′27″N 79°04′33″W / 43.0909158°N 79.0759206°W / 43.0909158; -79.0759206