The 100-year anniversary of the Navy Pier—the "people's pier", where families enjoy many different attractions—marked the opening of the new wheel. The old wheel was used by 16 million passengers since 1995. The new wheel is taller and equipped with 42 high-tech cabins, including one VIP cabin. The cabins have huge windows, multimedia screens, LED lights in the posts and an air-conditioning system that makes operation comfortable all year round.
The wheel is already a great success! 10,000 passengers enjoyed the experience on the first open Sunday.