Seattle Great Wheel adds "Bling" on the Waterfront

By | August 3, 2012

Photo courtesy of Chance Rides

SEATTLE, WASH. – The new Seattle Great Wheel provides a breathtaking view of Mt. Rainier, Seattle’s skyline, the Olympic Mountains, and Elliot Bay. The R60 Giant Wheel supplied by Chance Rides, Inc. stands at 175-feet (53 meters) and is located on the waterfront at Pier 57 and extends 40 feet over Elliot Bay.

The R-60 sports 42 climate-controlled gondolas. Each gondola has the capacity to hold up to eight people. The enclosure contains a UV protective, non-reflective glass that allows for excellent viewing and image capturing. The VIP gondola is equipped with four leather bucket seats and a glass floor. The price of the VIP ticket includes a special VIP shirt and a personal escort to the front of the line to board the wheel.

The Seattle Great Wheel opened on June 29, 2012. Admission is $13 for adults and $8.50 for children (ages 4 to 11), not including tax. Children under 3 are free. Military and senior discounts are available on-site with proper ID. A ride completes three revolutions in approximately 12 minutes. For more information, visit

Chance Rides, Inc. is a family-owned business located in Wichita, Kan. For more information about Chance Rides products, visit the Chance Rides website.