Sun Wheel's Weight

Wednesday, 8 Dec 2004 | Disneyland, Trivia

Sun Wheel

The Sun Wheel ferris wheel at Disney's California Adventure is truly a grand structure and beautiful too. It is a giant moving wheel with the image of a smiling sun at its center. There are a total of 24 gondolas with a maximum capacity of six passengers per gondola. The wheel has a diameter of 168 feet and is 500 feet in circumference.

Q: How many pounds does the steel in the Sun Wheel weigh?

A: The weight of steel is 5.8 million pounds.

The number of pieces of structural steel is 32,000. The number of parts (including nuts and bolts) is 1.8 million. The number of Metal “rays” radiating from center is 32. The sunface diameter is 40 feet. The speed of wheel is 5 rpm.

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