The Zodiac

The Zodiac Logo
Manufacturer: Intamin
Type: Star Wheel SGW
Manufactur Date: 1974
Number of gondolas: 12 per side
Number of passengers: 6
Ride cycle time: 180 seconds
Hourly capacity: Approx 600 people
Opened at Wonderland: 1989
Closed: 2004 with the park.






The Zodiac was a double ferris wheel. Unlike most Ferris wheels, this ride had a wheel mounted on each end of a massive hydraulic arm. While one wheel was rotating high up in the air, the other was perpendicular to the ground so that the cylindrical gondolas (which were suspended from finger-like spokes) could be loaded all at once.