Deno's Wonder Wheel

Theme Park
1025 Boardwalk W
Brooklyn, NY 11224


  • Make sure you get on one of the red or blue swinging cars for the full experience. The yellow cars are for the less adventurous.
  • The Wonder Wheel has been in operation since 1920 & was designated a NYC Landmark in 1989. It is 150 ft tall, holds 160 passengers with 8 stationary cars & 16 cars that slide along serpentine tracks.
  • Tallest ferris wheel in the world; opened Memorial Day 1920. Made official NYC landmark in 1989.
  • There are two lines: one for swinging cars and one for stationary (which is often shorter). Whichever you chose, be sure to snap a pic from the top! Fun fact: The Wonder Wheel weighs 400,000 pounds.
  • Choose Swinging. Always.
  • The iconic Ferris wheel, the Wonder Wheel is shown at the beginningof the movie and the end of the movie the Warriors.
  • Come and enjoy
  • PHOTO: Take a picture from the top like this one from 1947, and send your new view to @nydailynews on Twitter!
  • Opt for the swinging cars - they're pretty fun. Either way, you'll get some cool views from the top.
  • New York Landmark !!!!!
  • 1918 steel makes this scarier than your standard ferris wheel. White cars don't swing (haha), and the views are great.
  • Watch Remo Williams before riding for full effect.
  • OMG!! Best employees ever!!! Lost my phone here! Didn't realize it til after I left the park - about an hour later... long story short.. got my fone back the next morning.. on July 4th!!
  • Seen at the beginning of the film, this is the landmark that the Warriors associate with being home.
  • So slow, but where else have you ever seen Ferris wheel cars that actually slide back-and-forth independently on separate rails as they continue to go around the circle? Old-fashioned fun
  • They've never had an accident... even though you might feel like you're about to go flying out of the swinging cars!
  • $8 per person, you get a private car which is a big plus. You also get to choose between swinging and non swinging car, and you should take the swinging one!
  • Go on a swinging car and take in the sights
  • The Ferris wheel first opened in 1920, making it the oldest ride in Coney Island, and the spectacular views from the top take in a long stretch of the shoreline.

Nearby places

834 Surf Ave (Coney Island)
1310 Surf Ave (at Stillwell Ave)
Riegelmann Boardwalk