The Branson Ferris Wheel

40 gondolas, 240 passengers, 6 passengers per gondola, 16,000 LED lights. The Branson Ferris Wheel is a continuous rotation, but can be stopped for guest assistance.

Each ticket now includes a complimentary digital photo!

Do I get a photo with my Ferris Wheel ticket?


Yes! All Branson Ferris Wheel tickets now include a complimentary digital photo. When you visit the Ferris Wheel, you'll find a special photo area right at the entrance. All you need to do is press a button, and a timer will start for the camera. Strike your best pose in front of the backdrop, and when the timer finishes, a photo will be taken. You'll instantly get a QR code that comes out of the camera. Simply use your phone to scan this code, and voilà, your Ferris wheel photo will appear on your phone for you to keep!

Is there a weight limit for the Ferris Wheel?


Each gondola can hold up to six average-size adults. There is no individual weight limit, but the gondolas can hold 990 pounds each.

Can I take a pet on the Ferris Wheel?


We do not allow family pets on the Ferris Wheel. Service animals may ride with their handlers.

Is there an age limit for the Branson Ferris Wheel?


Nope! We welcome all passengers, and have seen kids as young as two weeks old and had a rider celebrate her 100th birthday on the Ferris Wheel. While we do not have an age limit, we do require there to be one adult ( at least 18 years of age) for every two children under the age of 12.

General Regulations


Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult 18 years or older. One adult may accompany no more than two children. (For safety reasons, NO SINGLE RIDERS)

There may be two to six riders per gondola. (Infants and toddlers count as riders in the total per gondola)

Eating, drinking, smoking, chewing gum, or chewing tobacco are not allowed.

Riders must remain seated and keep hands, feet, and head inside gondola at all times.

Rocking of gondola is not permitted.

Listen to all instructions from Branson Ferris Wheel staff at all times.

Branson Ferris Wheel staff are not responsible for unattended, lost, stolen, or damaged personal property.

Selfie Sticks, poles, strollers, wheelchairs, and walkers are not permitted on the ride.

Guests with difficulty transitioning between stationary platforms and moving platforms should see an attendant for alternate boarding.

Our Ferris Wheel


In 1893, George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. designed a revolving steel observation wheel for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago as America’s answer to the recently completed Eiffel Tower in Paris. A hundred years later, Chicago’s Navy Pier Ferris Wheel opened in 1995 as the focal point of the newly renovated Navy Pier. Providing nearly 17 million rides in Chicago, it made its move to Branson in 2016, to continue sharing fun and entertainment to families everywhere.

Fun Facts

  • 240 people can ride the wheel at the same time
  • The wheel weighs more than 65 space shuttles
  • The wheel spins 100 revolutions every day
  • Its foundation was constructed using more than 4 million pounds of concrete, 6 million pounds of gravel and 80,000 pounds of steel


A Music and Light Spectacular! Tune into 90.9 FM to listen to Electrify right from your car or bus. Every hour on the hour after dark (weather permitting).

See What Our Guests Say

“This is a great place to take a family. There are lots of things for everyone. The newest must do is the Ferris wheel that has been relocated here from the Chicago Navy Pier.”

- Darlene S From Instagram

“The staff went way above and beyond when my child lost a medical device on the go carts. They probably spent an hour looking for it before they found it. Looking forward to coming back again. Thank you for such an amazing day.” - Steven S from Facebook

- Steven S from Facebook

“Great place to have a fun experience with your little ones, highly recommend it and to mention they have a great friendly staff you will not regret it.”

- Sayra M from Facebook

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