I have to admit…I don’t remember this ride. I’ve tried, but I was only 4 years old when this photo appeared in the Review. Looks like a lot of fun though! I will dig through old copies of Amusement Business Magazine to see if there are any mentions of this ride – like what it’s really called (I made up “double ferris wheel”). Some of my “slightly older” friends from Seaside Heights may know.
Update (7/14/2011): Don W. did a quick Google search. It’s called a Sky Wheel by the Wichita by Chance Manufacturing Company. These links get you to various YouTube videos showing similar double ferris wheels in action. Thanks Don!
From the Terry Groffie Collection