The Google Wonder Wheel along with a number of other search refinements were formally introduced at the event but actually became available as part of a test a couple of months earlier.
The Wonder Wheel had only gone and messaged me on Twitter. For the duration of our time in New York I had been using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine to in effect, . Unbeknownst to me, the Wonder Wheel was also very keen on social media and must have spotted my uploaded videos and photos. It sounds slightly silly, but these two little messages really took the edge off arriving home, I was a happy chappy.
At $7.50 per adult ride, the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island isn’t the cheapest ride in the park, but there was no way the price tag was going to stop me taking a ride on the wheel I had seen spinning around and around on my TV screen for years. A pleasant surprise was the option of choosing a stationary or swinging car, we choose swinging naturally, why wouldn’t you want to make the ride that bit more exciting? We entered our own little caged car and set off skywards.
Wonder Wheel was used by SEOs, SEMs, and advertisers as a way to visually identify relationships between a search term(s) and related searches using the Google database. As you moved from one set of terms to another results would change.
This "park" consists of about 5 rides. The flats are generic. I can't comment of Spook-a-rama. The Wonder Wheel is basically the entire park as far as I'm concerned. It's definitely an experience, but I didn't find it to be very frightening, or too exciting- just a ferris wheel car that moved on a track twice.
Go ahead and ride it to decide for yourself (and because everyone will ask if you did), but go to Luna Park for flats.