North America’s largest traveling Ferris wheel will make its Wisconsin debut at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 3 – Sunday, Aug. 13.
Located on the west side of State Fair Park, where the West Side Marketplace previously stood, the WonderFair Wheel presented by Meijer features 36 fully enclosed, brightly colored gondolas. Each gondola has a capacity of six people, and one gondola offers accessible seating. The ride time from start to finish is approx. 10 minutes, and an average of 1,100 fairgoers can ride each hour. Rides cost $5 per person.
The 400,000 lb. ride, standing 15 stories high and featuring 528,000 vibrant LED lights, offers a breathtaking view of the city, with visibility of 10 miles or more from the top of the wheel. Wisconsin State Fair is one of only three fairs at which the ride will be featured in 2017.