Happy Ferris Wheel Day

According to WikiHow, “Ferris Wheel Day is held on February 14 in honor of the American engineer and inventor George Ferris (born Feb 14, 1859). The Ferris wheel was invented for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. Since then it has been a must-have part of every fair and is beloved by many.”
To celebrate, why not take a trip to Coney Island and see the Wonder Wheel? This steel Ferris wheel was built in 1918 and opened in 1920. It has both stationary cars and rocking cars that slide along a track. The facts from wikipedia state that, “It holds 144 riders, stands 150 feet (46 m) tall, and weighs over 2,000 tons.”
The Wonder Wheel in Coney Island
If it is still too cold to take a ride on an outdoor Ferris Wheel, Toys ‘R’ Us has an indoor one at their Times Square location. It is located at 1514 Broadway, in what is considered the largest toy store in the world!

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