Slice of Life: New Navy Pier Ferris Wheel Comes Full Circle

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

Workers get up close and personal with the Ferris Wheel’s hub.

We told you the story of the New Navy Pier Ferris Wheel back in June. Part of Navy Pier’s $300 million upgrade, the new Ferris Wheel has been slowly coming around, construction-wise, since December. Nearly 50 feet taller than the old wheel that took its last turn in September, the new attraction is expected begin taking Navy Pier visitors for a spin this summer.

If, it turns out, you find you prefer the old Ferris Wheel to the new, just take a drive to beautiful Branson, MO., where it’s being reassembled in time for the Summer 2016 crowds. Track Family Fun Parks is spending $2.5 million to relocate the wheel.




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Author: Daniel Schell

Daniel Schell is a West Loop social media addict who lives for Cubs baseball, good pizza, and big cities. If you bump into him on the street, it's likely because he's taking photos instead of watching where he's going, and he apologizes.

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