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# How many gondolas are on a ferris wheel?

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###### Wiki User

###### September 18, 2015 2:01AM

There are Ferris Wheels with as few as 8 gondolas or as many as 48 (or possibly more).

The original Ferris Wheel built by George W. G. Ferris Jr. in 1893 had 36 gondolas and was 260 feet high (78 metres).

The London Eye has 32 large air-conditioned gondolas.

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### What is the number of gondola's on a Ferris wheel?

The number of gondolas on a Ferris wheel depends on the size and
strength of the wheel and the motor that turns it. The Ferris wheel
built for the Paris Exposition in 1890 had 36 gondolas, each
capable of carrying 30 people. Smaller Ferris wheels used at county
fairs may have only about a dozen seats, each large enough to hold
only two or three people.