From the Bay to the Blue Ridge, National Harbor

Capital Wheel Facts and Figures

The Capital Wheel Rendering Water View Night Time
The Capital Wheel Rendering Water View Night Time

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.


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