Where is the Fiesta Ferris Wheel?

Last year I overcame my Fear-of-Carnival-Equipment and took my first ride ever on the Fiesta ferris wheel. When I was a child I loved amusement parks. Fear-of-Carnival- Equipment is an affliction that strikes one upon becoming a mother. Nevertheless, at this time last year my camera was brand new and I was determined to take photos from the ferris wheel vantage point (and both kids had left for college and grad school).

I was disappointed to see that this year the ferris wheel was not set up along Pavilion Beach. According to carnival employee Bones, the ferris wheel was recently sold to a permanent park in Mexico because it was becoming too old for the frequent moves demanded of it from a traveling company. Although I will miss the gorgeous view of Gloucester from atop the ferris wheel I am glad they made this safety call. The good news is that the company is planning to purchase a new ferris wheel and hopefully it will be here next year!

Snapshots from St. Peter’s Square this morning.

“The Savages” Seine Boat Team

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com. Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"
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11 Responses to Where is the Fiesta Ferris Wheel?

  1. Hi The Ferris wheel is not coming due to the fact as stated in the GDT, they are awaiting a new one.. your photos are terrific

  2. Love the photos, especially the 4th one…

  3. Alicia says:

    Aww I was looking forward to getting some shots on the Ferris Wheel :(

  4. John McElhenny says:

    My favorite part of this post is that the carnival employee’s name is “Bones.”
    Kim: “What’s your name, anyway?”
    Carnival guy: “Bones. What’s your name?”

    • Kim Smith says:

      So funny you should mention this John as it was 5:30 am and this shadowy looking young man emerges from the shadows, wearing mirrored sunglasses in the dim light of dawn. Imagination getting the better of me and I was already a little spooked photographing alone, and planning my quick escape routes, but then decided to be brave and chat it up. He was actually pretty friendly!!

      • John McElhenny says:

        Excellent story, Kim. If my name were “Bones” I would totally wear mirrored sunglasses and always walk around at dawn just to keep it all mysterious.

        Next time, you should tell Bones your name is “Butterfly.”

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