Eccentric Wheels Offer Unique Experience

Nils Kraus - Apr 29, 2013
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A Ferris wheel is one of the most exciting forms of rides in the world. This involves taking a ride in a giant wheel that is held together by beams and structures that make one huge wheel with carts or carriages attached to it. The wheel rotates giving you a good view of the area. These wheels will also vary in size depending on the design. They are a major tourist attraction and are also known as observation wheels.

There are a number of Ferris wheels around the world that are mostly used by tourists for a bird eye view of the destinations that they are visiting. However, the so called eccentric wheels add something more to the ride.

Eccentric wheels are also called coaster wheels or sliding wheels. These wheels will differ from the normal Ferris wheels for one reason. The passenger cars are not all fixed. They will slide between the rim and the hub creating some form of motions when the wheel is turning. They are designed to increase the thrill of the ride. The fixed options are also included in the same wheel making for two choices. These wheels include Mickey's Wheel, The Wonder Wheel, and one in Japan, Yokohama.

The 160 ft. Mickey's Wheel is one of the most famous Ferris wheels in the world. Situated in California at the Disney California Adventure site in the Disney Land resort, it makes for the best ride at the amusement park. The Ferris wheel is branded with Mickey's face right at the center. It also comes with an extra feature that allows some gondolas to swing for the thrill lovers and the static ones for the light gutted. It was formerly named the Sun Wheel from its set up in the year 2001 to 2008.

The wheel was refurbished and opened in 2009 in May after a delay. The gondolas come a bit different from the conational wheels with attached airbags for those that feel light headed and rails that are fixed for some to avoid motion sickness.

The ride is now accentuated by many LED lights that make it a wonder to behold at night. The improvements also touched the surrounding attractions of the amusement park with more characters from the Disneyworld being used as part of the themes. This is one wheel that you have to try with the most amazing view of California and its beaches. It also makes for the best photo shoots above the ground. The ride can be taken at night as well as during the day.

The Wonder Wheel is another eccentric Ferris wheel. This is still really far from your usual comfort level. The Ferris wheel is located at Deno's Wonder Wheel amusement Park. This is in Southern Brooklyn at Coney Island in New York City. If you are ever in Brooklyn, the tourists experience is not complete without a ride in one of the most exciting wheels in the world.

The wheel was established in 1920 with 24 cabs for passengers each holding 6 people. This makes it able to handle 144 passengers. 16 of the cabs rotate while 8 remain fixed.

The Ferris wheel makes for a good ride for the excitement it brings. It is a perfect way to enjoy a weekend or time while at the destinations spotting them.

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