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Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari
Jackson, New Jersey
Big Wheel ferris wheel ride

Big Wheel

Take a Fairground Classic to All-New Heights.

No matter how many times you’ve been to Six Flags Great Adventure and no matter how many giant coasters you’ve mastered, you’ll always have a special place in your heart for the classics.
Incredible memories are made on this timeless attraction, an enormous 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel. It’s the kind of magical experience that this park is all about.
Climb into a gently rocking covered chair, and when the Ferris wheel starts to turn, you’ll rise to the top of the world. The Big Wheel has been dazzling guests since the day the park opened in 1974, and has now been beautifully restored, ready to charm a whole new generation of riders. For many years, this gigantic wheel held the title of tallest Ferris wheel in the world, and at 150 feet, you will rise high over the trees for an incredible view of the entire park and miles in every direction.
And just wait until you see it at night. There are nearly 8,000 LED lights that magically light up the wheel in glorious patterns, blooming like enormous flower petals and shooting around the rim of the wheel in a dazzling display of stars. Look down on the massive coasters below you—sure, they’re pretty exciting, but you’ll always keep coming back for everyone’s all-time favorite classic, the Big Wheel.

What do you think?

Thrill Level

Minimum Height

None with adult.
42" to ride alone. No single riders.
Location in Park: 

Adventure Alley


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