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.