Large wheel with 16 self-righting chairs, each holding two peeps.


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Ferris Wheel
(Ferris Wheel)
RollerCoaster Tycoon 1

Other Information

Each time a new pair of guests enters, the Ferris Wheel spins around the number of times indicated in the Operations options tab, then goes to the next chair and unloads. This process is repeated, meaning that a pair of guests really goes for the number of rotations specified times 16. This can add up quickly, so keep the number down to one, or guests will complain that they want to get off; even the default option of two rotations can provoke this, so this is the maximum practical setting.

Placing the Ferris Wheel at a point in the park where guests have a good view will raise the excitement rating slightly, when done correctly.

In RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, all peeps get off and enter/exit the ride at the exact same time no matter where the peep is.

In Real Life

The Ferris Wheel is one of the oldest types of "flat rides", alongside traditional attractions like carousels and fun houses. While there were very early prototypical human powered equivalents constructed years earlier in Asia and the Middle East, the first modern Ferris Wheel was built by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. in Chicago, Illinois for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. [1] The ride soon became oft-duplicated and grew into a fairground and amusement park staple.

See also


RollerCoaster Tycoon Rides and Attractions
Transport ChairliftMiniature RailwayMonorailSuspended Monorail
Gentle Dodgems (Bumper Cars)Car RideCircus ShowCrooked HouseCycle MonorailCycle RailwayFerris WheelFlying SaucersGhost TrainHaunted HouseHedge MazeMerry-Go-RoundMini GolfObservation TowerSpace RingsSpiral Slide
Roller Coasters Air PoweredBobsleigh (Bobsled)FlyingHeartline TwisterInvertedInverted Wild MouseMine TrainReverse Freefall (Reverse Whoa Belly)Single-RailStandup SteelSteelSteel CorkscrewSteel MiniSteel TwisterSteel Wild MouseSuspendedSuspended LoopingSuspended Single-RailWoodenWooden Wild MouseWooden ReverserWooden Side-FrictionWooden TwisterVerticalVirginia Reel
Thrill 3D CinemaEnterpriseGo KartsTop Spin (Gravitron)Motion SimulatorRoto-DropTwist (Scrambled Eggs)Swinging Inverter ShipSwinging ShipLaunched Freefall (Whoa Belly)
Water Boat HireLog FlumeRiver RaftsRiver RapidsRiver RideWater CoasterWater Slide
Shops & Stalls Balloon StallToilets (Bathroom)Toffee Apple StallCandyfloss StallCoffee ShopDoughnut ShopDrinks StallExotic Seafood StallFried Chicken StallChip Shop (Fries Stall)Hat StallHot Dog StallIce Cream StallInformation KioskLemonade ShopPizza StallPopcorn StallSouvenir StallT-Shirt Stall