Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Do your Christmas Shopping Early this year....
Think of how many children will be delighted if you purchase the Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel. The historic ferris wheel is being offered for sale on EBay, with a reserve price of $50,000. The ferris wheel originally cost about $800,000 - it is a big monster - 122,000 pounds, 90 feet tall and 30 feet wide. At night, the wheel is illuminated by 5,392 light bulbs. The ferris wheel will be replaced with a newer model.
We had a fabulous day on the Santa Monica Pier last year - a three generation group of us - my mother, 2 out of her three children and 3 out of her three grandchildren (and assorted significant others) spent a wonderful day on the rides and enjoying the Santa Monica Arts Festival. So if I had a spare $50,000 and a place to put the ferris wheel (plus the cost of shipping this monster) then I might consider it*
*This statement may or may not be true