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Mickey's Fun Wheel
Mickey's Fun Wheel
Disney California Adventure
Land Paradise Pier
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Attraction type Ferris wheel
Theme Victorian
Boardwalk
Disney
Opening date May 4, 2009
Vehicle type Gondolas
Vehicle capacity 6
Ride duration 9 minutes
Replaced Sun Wheel
Mickey's Fun Wheel is a 160-foot (48.8 m) tall ferris wheel at Disney California Adventure Anaheim, California. The ride was inspired by the 1927 Wonder Wheel at Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park in Coney Island, New York. Both attractions feature swinging and stationary gondolas, while Mickey's Fun Wheel features a large face of Mickey Mouse in the center. The attraction was formerly known as the Sun Wheel (2001-2008). Mickey's Fun Wheel was expected to open April 24, 2009, but due to delays the attraction opened on May 4, 2009. This renovation is a part of the new Paradise Pier placemarking including the Silly Symphony Swings, World of Color, Goofy's Sky School, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure, Games of the Boardwalk retheming, the removal of Maliboomer, and enhancements on California Screamin'.

Description

Mickey's Fun Wheel differs from conventional ferris wheels in that 16 to 24 gondolas ride on interior rails so that they slide inward and outward as the wheel rotates. This results in a more intense experience, and motion sickness bags are provided in each gondola due to the disorienting nature of the ride. The other eight gondolas are fixed to the rim of the wheel and do not slide on rails. Guests may choose to ride in sliding or fixed gondolas, each of which can carry six persons.

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