Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Texas Star...




 when ever I see this ferris wheel....
I think of  the State Fair of Texas..... 


It has 45 gondolas...
 goes 1.5 revolutions each minute ....
 is the most popular ride at The State Fair of Texas.....
 the Texas Star® Ferris wheel is the largest Ferris wheel in
North America......

It was built in Italy...
 It made it's debut in Fair Park in 1985.....
More than 15 employees staff the Texas Star®.....
 it carries riders  20 stories high......
 On a clear day.....
 you can see the downtown Fort Worth skyline....
 some 40 miles away......

I've never rode it but love to watch it...
may just have to try it out this year....
if I get brave enough...
During the  Fair  it shines under the wattage of 16,000 incandescent red.... white...... and blue turbolite lights...
it is located at the far south end of the Midway .....

13 comments:

auntie12 said...

Takes your breath away...

It certainly encompasses the saying; "Everything is bigger, in Texas" :-)

Oh to see it at night!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love fairs! And the ferris wheel pics are just wonderful!
We always go to the Minnesota State Fair, it's an annual event for us!
Cindy

Becca's Dirt said...

Have you had any rain yet? Been thinking about you. We are back into the scorching days. Girl - I'm ready for fall already.

Deb said...

The state fair is just around the corner. I hope it cools down by then.

Flora said...

wow! I would love to ride it too.... if I got brave enough?... I hate when you get stopped on top...

TexWisGirl said...

i've never ridden it either. afraid of being held up at the top for too long while others are offloaded below. :)

mumsysramblings said...

Great pictures of a nice ferris wheel.

Ever since giving birth to my son I have not been able to ride any fair rides without getting dizzy and sick. Ferris wheels were my favorite ride before I could not longer ride.

Hope you can somehow get pictures if you ride the Texas Star. Hugs

Hugs

Brandy Marie said...

O my! I love Farris Wheels. I hope you do go up for a ride this year. Do everything at least once, just so you can say "I did that." Plus, I bet you could get some amazing shots :) Thank you for sharing _B

Zoey said...

I think you should ride it this year! Would your hubby ride with you? You only live once---go for it!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That's a beauty--you gotta give it a try! (P.S. Make sure you take your camera!)

Jeanie said...

I don't know if I'm brave enough to ride it but it sure is a sight to see.

Diana Ferguson said...

Love watching them from the ground!

Janie said...

Sounds like a great ride! i'd like to give it a try.