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.