The Branson Ferris Wheel was formerly Chicago's iconic Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, ridden by nearly 17 million people from 1995 to 2015. Standing 150 feet tall, its 40 gondolas hold 240 riders, and it lights up the night with 16,000 LED lights. The Branson Ferris Wheel boasts spectacular views of the famed entertainment corridor and the picturesque Ozark Mountains. This Ferris wheel was inspired by the original steel observation wheel designed by George Ferris, Jr. for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
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How many lights does it take to light the Branson Ferris Wheel? Would you believe, we've added 16,000 LED fixtures holding over 144,000 individual lights! And each light can be computer-controlled to light up the Branson sky in an array of colors and animations. But there’s more than meets the eye here! The Branson Ferris Wheel is built to last for generations, with its foundation constructed using over 4 million pounds of concrete, over 6 million pounds of gravel and 80,000 pounds of steel, and piers that go down as far as 23 ft. into the solid rock beneath you!