Wisconsin State Fair officials are excited to announce BIG news for the upcoming fair. North America’s largest traveling Ferris wheel will make its Wisconsin debut at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 3 – Sunday, Aug. 13.
The WonderWheel, presented by Meijer, will be located on the west side of State Fair Park, where the West Side Marketplace previously stood. It will feature 36 fully enclosed, brightly colored gondolas, each with a capacity of six people. One gondola will offer accessible seating. The ride time from start to finish is approximately 10 minutes, and an average of 1,100 people can ride each hour. Rides will cost $5 per person.
The 400,000 lb. ride will certainly be spectacular in and of itself, standing 155 ft. high, 80 ft. wide, and featuring 528,000 vibrant LED lights, but it will also offer a breathtaking view of the city, with visibility of 10 miles or more from the top of the wheel. It will arrive at the Fair Park in 11 fully-loaded semi-trailer trucks the last week of July. Wisconsin State Fair is one of only three fairs at which the ride will be featured in 2017.
The 2017 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place Thursday, Aug. 3 – Sunday, Aug. 13. The fair offers a unique experience to all who attend and is an exceptional value with 30 FREE entertainment stages, exciting rides, and games in SpinCity, thousands of animals, endless family activities, events, contests, vendors, and culinary delights. For the most up-to-date information, visit WiStateFair.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat.