The #wonderwheel was erected in 1920 and stands 150 feet high and holds 144 people at once. Its unusual design for a #ferriswheel incorporates sections of curved tracks connecting an outer wheel and a smaller inner wheel, with 16 swinging cars which roll back and forth between the two wheels. There are also 8 stationary cars. All of the cars give riders panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. We not only love riding on this Ferris wheel but also love the park's #vintage #neonsign depicting its colorful ride!
Below: Sea Rabbit & Polar Bears Coney Island, NYC, earlier... Dr. Takeshi Yamada with his Sea Rabbit and the members of the The Coney Island Polar Bear Club. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing organization in the United States. They swim in the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island every Sunday from October through April. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club was founded by Bernarr Macfadden in 1903 as it was his belief that a dip in the ocean during the winter can be a boon to one's stamina, virility and immunity.
Water Temperature: 33 degrees F
Air Temperature: 37 degrees F
Wind chill Temperature 29 degrees
Below: Hudson, Coney Island Brooklyn. Windy...
Below: Hudson on The Boardwalk, Coney Island Brooklyn