The Ferris wheel has been part of the Mississauga Waterfront Festivals’ carnival for the last 25 years. It has brought many children and adults a sense of excitement and thrill all at the same time.
The Ferris wheel was invented by George W.G. Ferris Jr. He built the first one for the 1893 World’s Fair, in Chicago, Illinois for the World’s Columbian Exposition. Ferris owned a company that tested iron and steel for railroads and bridges. He used his knowledge of structural steel to design a steel structure that would amaze the visitors to the fair.
Over the last 25 years the MWF has provided roughly 324,000 Ferris wheel rides over our annual three day weekend.