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

Fee: Yes

Deno's Wonder Wheel Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Address: 3059 W 12th St, Coney Island, NY 11224, USA

Phone: (718) 372-2592

Official Website: Deno's Wonder Wheel

Deno's Wonder Wheel Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating The park was pretty nice and surprisingly not crowded at all. We went on a Friday in July and arrived at 11 am when they opened. I have always wanted to ride the Wonder Wheel (which didn’t open til noon) but if you ride it keep in mind that the colored cages are sliding on a track. It makes it fun but maybe a bit scary for the faint of heart. My husband did not care for the sliding part. The white cages don’t slide they just go around like a normal Ferris wheel. The Wonder Wheel is 100 years old and truly a nostalgic and magical experience.
Tracy Klempf - 8 months ago

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4 Star Rating Fun and classic rides. Great kiddie rides for my 5 year old. We did the wonder wheel, plus the horror ride, then watched my son do all the kiddie rides. Great day.
Robert Reynolds - 7 months ago

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5 Star Rating kids LOVED it and wanted some more. the choices for credits are absolutely on point and the amount per ride is well set. i wanna personally thank the “supervisor” who allowed my 12 yo to ride some rides she couldn’t have if it wasn’t for him.
Alex Dejean - 7 months ago

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5 Star Rating This is a very famous amusement park that’s been running since the 1900s. Of course it contains the legendary wonder wheel. This Ferris wheel has options to either have a regular Ferris wheel ride or you can get one of the carts that swings. It’s over 100 years old so it’s fun to hear the click-clacking as you ride. This park has more than just the wheel, though. There’s various arcade games, kids rides, and even roller coasters that are better than Luna park. Also be sure not to confuse this with Luna park as it’s a separate park and you’ll need separate tickets. It’s $10 per ride at the wonder wheel which I think is worth it for such a historic place. They have ticket booths all around the park. I think this has some better roller coasters than Luna park, besides the Cyclone and thunderbolt. It also has a large selection of kiddie rides if you have younger ones that won’t ride the regular roller coasters. There’s some arcade games by the wheel too. Even though this is a separate park than Luna park, I don’t think any trip to the area is complete without visiting the two.
Zarina Mehrfar - 8 months ago

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5 Star Rating An iconic land mark this Park has its legendary wonderwheel that has been here since the 1900s,and has been a wonderful place to take the family no only can u ride this legendary ferris wheel you can also experience the haunted house n get your fortune read by Zoltar himself underneath the wonder wheel also there's alil arcade and Nathan's not to far away
Jenny Figueroa - 10 months ago

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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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