Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle

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#1 of 11 in Theme Parks in Washington State
At 53 m (175 ft) tall, Seattle Great Wheel draws visitors to view the city. One ride takes you around the giant Ferris wheel three times, giving you ample opportunity to spot Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound in the distance, and to enjoy the sights below. Each gondola seats up to eight people, but each group receives a private gondola. One luxury gondola sports leather seats, a stereo system, and a glass floor for all-around views. Put Seattle Great Wheel into our Seattle tour site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Seattle.
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  • Beautiful views but it went around slowly and only 3 times. The gondolas were nice a clean, though. Not worth $14.  more »
  • The cabins are nice. Seat 8, and climate controlled. The loading/unloading is very efficient. Go around 3-4 Times. Views are awesome during the day.  more »
  • The wheel only goes around three times which in my opinion is too short for $14 each. I would not do it again.  more »
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  • If you are visiting Seattle, this is a must do! Tickets are reasonably priced ($14 for an adult, $9 for youth, $12 for seniors). We went around 2pm on a Sunday in August and we waited maybe 15 minutes in line. It does move quickly once they start filling the compartments. They offer alcoholic beverages and photos to complete the experience. The seats were comfortable and we had a great view of the festivities happening at the waterfront beneath us.
  • The Ferris wheel was a great experience. Short wait time. Truly something anyone visiting Seattle should do. It's a great tourist attraction. Really enjoyed my time on it even if I'm afraid of heights. The whole thing went by quick but overall still really fun and enjoyable. More of a thing you do once.
  • Really fun experience. Beautiful views, you get 3 rotations. The 4th is when you will exit. Inside was clean but a little warm at first. Very smooth ride and can see everything from up there. You should definitely take the ride.
  • The Great Wheel was fabulous! You sit in a totally enclosed compartment that has air conditioning! They even offer alcoholic drinks for sale that you can take on the ride! But, fyi, if you have underage kids riding with you, you have to finish the drink before getting on. The view is spectacular! You get 3 full rotations once they've filled all compartments. It's definitely worth it!
  • Amazing view of Seattle. You definitely have to go on the wheel at least once if you're visiting! Tickets are not bad, at $14 each for a regular adult ticket. Our wait time during a busy, sunny Sunday afternoon was roughly 15 minutes in line after purchasing our tickets. Staff were very professional and easily guide patrons on and off the Wheel. The inside bench seats were OK, moderately cushioned. The built-in air conditioning though was awesome! 😁 Ride lasted maybe 15 minutes? Well worth the price of admission and the wait IMO.
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