The massive wheel reaches a peak height of 155 feet and is comprised of more than 500 pieces. It reaches so high that it requires FAA clearance, which has already been obtained. The wheel is equipped with more than 524,000 individual LED red, green, blue, yellow, orange and purple lights, making it the brightest spectacle at the fair, and requires more than six miles of electrical wiring. The 36 gondolas hold six riders each, who can see for miles from the top. The ride will cost $5/ticket and is excluded from wristbands. Riders must be 42 inches tall without a supervising companion or 36 inches with a supervising companion. Other restrictions may apply.
Produced by the South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc., a nonprofit organization, the South Florida Fair opens with its Ride-A-Thon on Thurs., Jan. 11, at 5 p.m. The complete fair will be held from Jan. 12-28. For more information, call (561) 793-0333 or visit the website, http://www.southfloridafair.