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.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Deno's Wonder WheelFee: Yes
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Category: Amusement Parks
3059 W 12th St
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone: (718) 372-2592
Matthew S. Sep-22-2019
I absolutely love the Wonder Wheel. Since I was very young I always enjoyed the thrill of actually riding the cars as they glide along the track and swing... Read More
Sarah M. Jul-31-2019
One of the best parts of Coney Island is going on the Wonder Wheel! The way the park works is that each ride is worth points ranging from 10-5. Each point... Read More
Danilo A. May-26-2019
Of all the parks in the area Deno's has the worst attractions, the most worn down rides and above all, the most rude staff. When they got us off our ride... Read More
Accommodations near Deno's Wonder Wheel:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|D, Q N or F||Stillwell Avenue||4 minutes|
|F or Q||West 8th Street||3 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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