Giant Wheel (Cedar Point)

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Giant Wheel
Giant Wheel with Wicked Twister in the background
Cedar Point
Location Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since 1972
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Product Ferris Wheel
Capacity 36 gondolas
Height 145 feet
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Giant Wheel is a Ferris Wheel located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. It opened in 1972.

History

Giant Wheel opened in 1972 in approximately the location where Millennium Force's station and queue line are now.

Between August 12 and September 2, 1972, disc jockey Mike Kelly set a new world record when he continuously rode Giant Wheel for 21 days, 3 hours, and 58 minutes. He rode in a specially-equipped cabin on the ride and remained on the attraction overnight with an air mattress-sleeping bag combination. Kelly was permitted 15 minutes off the wheel each day for hygienic purposes.[1][2]

Giant Wheel was relocated to its current spot in 2000 to accommodate Millennium Force.[3][4]

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References

  1. "MIKE MADE IT!". The Piqua Daily Call. 1972-09-04. Retrieved 2023-09-07.
  2. "World Record In Process At Cedar Point". Greenfield Daily Times. 1972-08-24. Retrieved 2023-09-07.
  3. "A Blast From The Past - Ten Years of the Force!". NewsPlusNotes.
  4. Park History - Cedar Point


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