Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

Deno's Wonder Wheel on Coney Island is the first of the only two Eccentric Ferris wheels in the world

Denos Wonder Wheel
Denos Wonder Wheel cc licensed photo by Tony the Misfit

Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park is centered around a world classic 150 foot Ferris wheel built on location at Coney Island all the way back in 1920. This is no ordinary Ferris wheel, in fact there is only one other like it in the world, a modern version at Disney's California Adventure Park in California which was inspired by the original Wonder Wheel.

What is unique about the Wonder Wheel, is that the cars slide in and out along a track between the center and the outer portion of the wheel as the wheel rotates. Considerable swaying is involved along with this additional motion making the normally tame Ferris wheel ride quite a bit more adventurous. For those who prefer a more conventional Ferris wheel experience, 8 of the 24 cars are fixed to the outer rim and can be boarded through a separate que.

Over time a number of other amusement rides and attractions including a young children's amusement park opened adjacent to the Wonder Wheel. Subsequently Deno's purchased these neighbouring attractions to create the Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park enjoyed by so many today. There are now a total of 22 rides including a rollercoaster. Most of the rides are suitable for young children, however a few are aimed at 'big kids' and adults making this a great all round place for family fun. Neighbouring Luna Park expands your choices to even more rides.

Nearby attractions include: Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk, New York Aquarium and Luna Park

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Deno's Wonder Wheel

Fee: Yes

Category: Amusement Parks

Address: 3059 W 12th St
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Phone: (718) 372-2592


Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 82 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating Deno's what more can I say other than what an awesome park right on the boardwalk! This is totally a family park as well as a park for coaster enthusiasts... Read More

Rachel H. Apr-21-2022

3 Star Rating $10 per ride. Is it worth it? Depends who you're with. My son loves it every time we come to Coney Island. He likes the carriage that rocks back and forth.... Read More

Gary L. Oct-26-2022

4 Star Rating If you gonna visit Coney Island you gotta come to Deno's! Its separate from LUNA Park, so don't pay for the crazy priced LUNA Park wrist band price. If you... Read More

Miguel S. Jul-06-2021

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Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
D, Q N or FStillwell Avenue4 minutes
F or QWest 8th Street3 minutes

How to get to Deno's Wonder Wheel by Subway

Take the D, Q N or F train to Stillwell Avenue, walk south towards the beach and boardwalk and turn left at the boardwalk (4 minutes) or take the F or Q train to the Aquarium stop at West 8th Street and cross the pedestrian bridge directly from the subway to the boardwalk (the best option for those with strollers or mobility aids).

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This short video shows the Wonder Wheel in action

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