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Chance Rides Giant Wheel Newest Highlight of Seattle Waterfront

Wichita, KS, USA (Aug 2, 2012) – 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

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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