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KatGarcia
07-02-2007, 06:01 PM
I sooooooo agree with how scary it is! DH and I walked past it several times on our recent DL trip and argued about going on it. I am personally afraid of heights and when u add in swinging carts (even if u are in a still one) there is no chance I would ever get on it! DH is more adventurous but in the end I won and we kept on walkin!!!!

Lovin the Podcast!

ericafny
07-02-2007, 09:08 PM
The Wonder Wheel in Coney Island has the same type of cars...the other ones swing back and forth and the ones on the inside are stationary. My aunt took me on the outside cars when I was 12 and I was scared out of my mind :scared1:

I think I would want to experience DCL's version...now that I am older and wiser :rotfl:

ter-moo
07-03-2007, 09:52 AM
I'm rarely afraid of any rides, and I really thought this ferris wheel looked fun--UNTIL I went on it!!!! :scared1: :scared1: :scared1:

When the cars slide down into the center of the wheel, it really feels like they are coming disconnected from the frame, and you get so disoriented that you can't anticipate when it's going to happen. Add to that the fact that there's absolutely NOTHING inside the car to hang onto, and it's terrifying.

My DS still laughs about my screaming, "LET US OFF!!!!!" as we passed the CM operating the ride. Somehow, it seems like we got an extra-long ride after that...:rolleyes1

I think the stationery cars would be just fine.

Slothman23
07-03-2007, 09:55 AM
It's a terrifying ride. I'll never go on it again.

DiRTyBuNNy
07-03-2007, 12:54 PM
I guess I'm the minority because I've been on the DCA Ferris Wheel probably close to 10 times ad I've only been in the moving cars and I've never had a problem with them. oh well..to each his own..

--Mr. DB

DisneyJenn18
07-03-2007, 01:10 PM
I love scary rides, but when I ride the sun wheel, I always wish that seatbelts, or handle bars are provided!!! I don't think they are lacking security, but for passanger peace of mind, a handle bar would be much appreciated!!! :lmao:

Crazy4Disney06
07-03-2007, 01:16 PM
I've been on just about every ride inside DL and California Adventure, besides that darn ferris wheel. I can handle heights if you go fast and get it over quickly like on Tower but that ferris wheel goes too slow and the carts move way too much for me.:rotfl:

vellamint
07-03-2007, 06:42 PM
Okay ... this will get me killed if my DH sees it but check this out - lol!!!!


http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j145/Vellamint/DSCF0132.jpg

and no...I dont believe he was faking it. and no....we werent even on the moving cars. So keep that in mind if you want to ride this thing. LOL:rotfl2:

calypso*a*go-go
07-03-2007, 06:53 PM
I've been on that attraction a few times now and it's one of the strangest sensations I've ever experienced. It's kind of like childbirth...you forget just how bad it is until you're going through it again!!!

Mary Jo
07-03-2007, 07:14 PM
Okay, okay --

I've been on this attraction several times, and other than the first time, when we were caught totally off guard, I don't think it's scary at all. Fun ... but not scary.

I think you guys need to come out here again and try it ... a few times.

Of course I want to go, too, and I want to have my camera at the ready. ;)

MinnieMouseMom
07-03-2007, 08:25 PM
We love the Sun Wheel :sunny: LOL

DisnyMama
07-03-2007, 10:58 PM
When we lived in so. calif. the 1st time we went to CA after it opened we road the sun wheel, in the swinging gondola thinking there would be something, somewhere to hold on to. Nope! I too was doing the spiderman thing just trying to hold on. :rotfl: Never, ever again till they put in some type of hand grips.

Twinprincesses
07-03-2007, 11:49 PM
It scared me but we are going on it again. My kids loved it.

Sooze
07-04-2007, 08:03 AM
I'm so glad I saw this thread and that I'm not the only one freaked out by that sensation! I am a thrill ride lover, not much scares me.. but I was SO not prepared for the Sun Wheel sensation. I would probably ride it again, just for the adrenaline rush, but I was scared, too!!:eek:

JollyHoliday23
07-04-2007, 02:50 PM
The first time I went on it...it was thrilling! Definitely scary because I didn't expect the carts to move and seem like I was going to go straight off of the rail, but it was still fun! <br>http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/avgcollegegirl/SUNWHEEL.jpg

Dizneydaz
07-05-2007, 08:09 PM
We love the :sunny: wheel too but only ride the non-swing gondolas. We hadn't riden it in awhile and about a year ago I took DD7 on it. She hated it. (it wasn't her first time either) so now we ride the non-moving ones and actually it's pretty cool because you go highest on the non-swinging ones. :goodvibes

stagemomx3
07-05-2007, 09:32 PM
I refuse to go on the Sun Wheel of Death, it is just way to high! All of the kids like it though.

azgal81
07-05-2007, 11:10 PM
I went on that ride and thought I was going to throw up. And I'm a roller coaster junkie! No way no how am I ever going on the death wheel again.

KatGarcia
07-07-2007, 12:49 PM
I refuse to go on the Sun Wheel of Death, it is just way to high! All of the kids like it though.


:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:
"Sun Wheel Of Death"
:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Tissa
07-07-2007, 12:54 PM
Well since all of this talk of the "wheel of terror" I had to go look up a picture for myself. Ds and I agree we just have to give that a try. So we are switching to DL instead of WDW next year.

I'm sure while I'm trying to grip on to something for dear life I will be thinking "why didn't I listen to the Pod groupies?":rotfl:

calypso*a*go-go
07-07-2007, 12:59 PM
I'm sure while I'm trying to grip on to something for dear life I will be thinking "why didn't I listen to the Pod groupies?":rotfl:

::yes:: ::yes:: ::yes:: ::yes:: ::yes::

Mary Jo
07-07-2007, 02:07 PM
We love the :sunny: wheel too but only ride the non-swing gondolas. We hadn't riden it in awhile and about a year ago I took DD7 on it. She hated it. (it wasn't her first time either) so now we ride the non-moving ones and actually it's pretty cool because you go highest on the non-swinging ones. :goodvibes
You know, I've never tried the stationary ones. I have to try one next time we go. :)

Well since all of this talk of the "wheel of terror" I had to go look up a picture for myself. Ds and I agree we just have to give that a try. So we are switching to DL instead of WDW next year.

I'm sure while I'm trying to grip on to something for dear life I will be thinking "why didn't I listen to the Pod groupies?":rotfl:

:lmao:

GeminiAngel
07-07-2007, 02:50 PM
We got in line. I looked up. I got out of line. I drank beer.
Hubby and DD love it, swinging and all.

mickeymouse1017
07-07-2007, 03:02 PM
We went on the swinging gondola when we lived in So. Ca. I love all of the thrill rides but this one scared me. :scared: I begged the CM to let me off and he kindly agreed after only one go around. When we go visit again, I am going to try the non-swinging one. I am glad to know that I am not alone in my feelings about that ride. WOW, it was something else.

ter-moo
07-07-2007, 10:20 PM
Adding a pictorial comment:

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o167/termoo/DSCF0019.jpg