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(Rescheduled) Ferris Wheel's 125th Anniversary

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EVENT RESCHEDULED: FERRIS WHEEL’S 125th ANNIVERSARY

Due to unforeseen circumstances affecting the Centennial Wheel, we regretfully must cancel our event, “Ferris Wheel’s 125th Anniversary,” previously scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

As a gesture of good faith, Navy Pier will honor complimentary Centennial Wheel tickets on October 30, 2018.

We truly regret any inconvenience this cancellation has caused. For questions, please contact Guest Services at (312) 595-7437. We look forward to seeing you soon at Navy Pier.

Sincerely,
The Navy Pier Team





Navy Pier is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Ferris wheel with free Centennial Wheel rides for the first 1,893 pre-registered guests in honor of the year it was invented!

Designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the first Ferris wheel opened to the public on June 21, 1893. One hundred and twenty-five years later, Chicago, home of the original Ferris wheel, is honoring the ingenuity and foresight of the engineering marvel with a day filled with live entertainment, free wheel rides, special appearances by Ferris family members, and more. A free commemorative 125th anniversary pressed penny is included with the free ride upon redemption of the reserved ticket.

Be sure to time your visit to the Pier so that you can take advantage of the free program at 1:25 p.m., featuring remarks from Navy Pier President and CEO Marilynn Gardner and Jim Ferris, relative of George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., followed by a special dance performance by Mandala South Asian Performing Arts, who will recreate the performances from the 1893 World’s Fair at the Wave Wall Platform on the South Dock.


*Tickets for this event are limited. Must present valid Eventbrite ticket at the Pier Park Box Office to ride for free. Limit one free ride ticket per person. Additional tickets are available for purchase online and at the Pier Park box office. Ticket valid on October 30, 2018, only, during normal operating hours. The Centennial Wheel operates rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather conditions, the Centennial Wheel may close temporarily for the safety of our guests and our Pier Park staff. In the event of severely inclement weather conditions, please see twitter.com/navypier for operational updates. Navy Pier reserves the right to refuse entry for any reason.

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