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Wonder Wheel

Wonder Wheel Car. Photo © Charles Denson/Coney Island History Project via flickr

The traditional sign of spring in Coney Island is the return of the Wonder Wheel’s cars to the 1920 landmark ride. It happened on Saturday– Here’s freshly-painted car number 2 going up, up and around for the first time this year.

The 16 red swinging passenger cars and 8 white stationary cars were taken down for the winter at the end of October. Deno’s Wonder Wheel and all of Coney Island’s rides and attractions will open for the season on Palm Sunday, April 1st. Thanks to Charles Denson of the Coney Island History Project for these photos.

Wonder Wheel

Newly Painted Wonder Wheel Car number 3, Photo © Charles Denson/Coney Island History Project

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