Monday, October 28, 2013

Texas Star

We rode the Texas Star when we went to the State Fair. It is the largest Ferris wheel in the northern hemisphere. That's quite a claim. The wait time was about 20 minutes and it cost $7 each. And for that price we got to go around two times. The seats or "gondolas" are safely protected with bars. We shared our gondola with a couple other people. We had a great view of downtown Dallas from the top.

Here are the facts on the Texas Star.

I was relieved to see: DO NOT ROCK CAR.

The Ferris wheel was moving in a clockwise rotation.

It didn't appear that all the gondolas were being filled.

Most gondolas had 4-6 people inside.

It felt a bit like being inside a cage.

We'll ride the Skyway ride another time.

The midway was very busy this Friday evening.

The midway is right below the Texas Star.

This is a good view of the Cotton Bowl stadium.

The downtown Dallas skyline

Each gondola had a Texas flag on top.

Downtown skyline from a different angle

View from the bottom

Another view from the bottom

The Texas Star is so big it's hard to get it all in one shot.

This view is from the other side of the midway.

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