Willenborgs Oktoberfest Ferris wheel
A Ferris wheel on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey, US
Ferris wheels (sometimes called big wheels in the United Kingdom) are large, round, revolving structures with gondolas where people sit. They are popular at amusement parks and fairs. They are named after George Ferris, who made the first modern wheel for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.