Capital Wheel Facts and Figures
Size: 175 Feet Tall (diameter of wheel is 165 feet)
Visible from the Top of the Observation Wheel: Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol, Alexandria, Prince George’s County
Number of Climate-Controlled Gondolas: 42 (including 1 VIP Gondola)
Maximum Number of Passengers: 336 (8 per Gondola)
Projected Annual Number of Passengers: 600,000 to 800,000
Price (estimated): $15 per ride (VIP Gondola will cost more)
Hours of Operation (estimated): 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., year-round
Ride Speed: 1.5 rotations per minute
Lighting: 1.6 million LED lights, fully programmable, with a spectrum of 16.7 colors
Concessions: Wolfgang Puck Catering will operate concessions, and the Observation Wheel will be available for private party rental.
Other Cities with Observation Wheels: London, Seattle, Niagara Falls, Brisbane, Perth, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Malacca Island, Pigeon Forge, Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach.