The Ferris Wheel was located in Festival Park and operated for just two seasons.

Fact File

  • Location: Festival Park
  • Manufacturer: Zierer
  • Diameter: 45ft
  • Opening Year: 1985
  • Closing Year: 1986

This attraction was acquired new by German showman Berger in 1976. The ride was then exported to the UK for the 1984 season, featuring at John Broome’s Trentham Gardens. It lasted only one season there before being transferred to Alton Towers for the 1985 season, with it neighbouring Corkscrew and the Talbot Restaurant (Cred Street Diner), before being moved the following year to allow for construction of the Skyride.

In 1986 it operated near the Dragon Coaster (the Beastie), however by 1987 it had been removed, although it’s not clear where it moved on to. M&D Taylor purchased the ride in 1988, although it was quickly exported to the USA in 1989.