While Old Navy Pier Ferris Wheel Getting New Home In Branson, The Original Ferris Wheel Had Different FateIt was announced Friday that Navy Pier's old Ferris Wheel is getting a new home in Branson, Missouri, but the original giant Chicago Ferris Wheel had a less happy "second life.
Navy Pier Begins Building New Ferris WheelLast fall, the iconic Ferris wheel at Navy Pier was dismantled, to make way for an even bigger one. At 196 feet tall, it will be nearly 50 feet taller than the previous one. It will have 42 climate-controlled gondolas, able to fit 10 people each, and featuring entertainment systems with interactive video screens.
Navy Pier To Shut Down For Two Days Next Week For Work On New Ferris Wheel Navy Pier will shut down for two days next week. WBBM’s Bob Roberts says you can blame construction.
Dismantling Of Navy Pier's Ferris Wheel Well UnderwayIt might have been easier to roll the thing into Lake Michigan, but that's not happening. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
Final Rides For Navy Pier Ferris Wheel This WeekendIf you want to ride the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier - you need to do it this weekend.
5 Historical Facts You Didn't Know About ChicagoThere's plenty more to Chicago's history than the Great Chicago Fire. From a historic park system to a debate regarding the oldest home in the city, find out a little bit more about Chicago with these five facts.
New Ferris Wheel For Navy Pier In 2016A larger, more modern Ferris Wheel will be built at Navy Pier, replacing the 20-year-old iconic attraction at the state's most popular tourist destination.
Field Museum Celebrates Anniversary Of First Ferris Wheel RideYou won't get to go for a spin, but the Field Museum is celebrating today the world's first Ferris Wheel ride, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Navy Pier Ferris Wheel Closed For A MakeoverThe iconic Ferris wheel at Navy Pier will be closed for a few weeks while it gets a makeover.
Navy Pier Staffer's 2-Day Ferris Wheel Ride Breaks Guinness World RecordIt didn’t seem right to Clinton Shepherd that the birthplace of the Ferris wheel didn’t hold the record for the longest Ferris wheel ride. “I thought Chicago should have that title,” he said Sunday, after spending a record-shattering 48 hours, 8 minutes and 25 seconds awake riding Navy Pier’s iconic attraction.
Navy Pier Employee Taking A Two-Day Ferris Wheel RideClinton Shepherd hopes to get into the Guinness World Records book by riding the Ferris Wheel for two days. WBBM Newsradio's Lisa Fielding reports.
High Winds Will Shut Down Ferris Wheel, Other Attractions At Navy PierNavy Pier’s indoor shops, restaurants and attractions will remain open Tuesday.