The Wheel of Manchester (Manchester) Reviews
Newest Review: ... are around the £8.50 mark. We arrived at the wheel at about 4.15pm and there was a small queue. After paying our money, we were pulled to one side and a group photograph was taken of us all together (more about this later). Then we joined the actual queue. The wheel has around 42 capsules, and the wheel is filled in one go and then emptied in one go, so it doesn't take long to get seated into a capsule. After waiting ten minutes we were invited into a capsule. Before the doors was locked we were told there was a button to let the staff know we wanted to come down. The doors were then locked and the wheel started to ascend! If you do ... more
Customer The Wheel of Manchester (Manchester) Reviews (7)
by - written on 27/02/12 (Very useful, 31 readings)
As a frequent visitor to Manchester City centre I'd passed the wheel many times and I've said for around a year that I wanted to go on it - and this weekend we took the plunge. The Manchester wheel is 60 metres tall - yes that is over 190ft tall! It is located in Exchange Square in Manchester, overlooking the Arndale centre. If you wanted to combine the wheel with a bite to eat, there are a number of resteraunts and cafes very near by. The ticket for a family of four cost us £20 on the day, but if you book online in advance you can get a family ticket for £17. Single tickets are around the £8.50 mark. We arrived at the wheel at about ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/03/10 (Very useful, 128 readings)
A ferris wheel in Manchester?! Well not quite a ferris wheel but it does have it's own "big wheel" which is obviously to try and compete with London and the "London Eye." Does it compete though?... Quite frankly - I think they are both a waste of hard earned money! The London Eye is however considerably better. The wheel itself is 60m high compared to the 135m in London. The experience lasts for approximately 13 minutes which is less than half that of the London Eye (30 minutes). So as Manchester is less than half the experience of London you would expect it to be half the price? Unfortunately not! It costs £6.50 for a standard adult ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/02/10 (Very useful, 55 readings)
The wheel is located in central Manchester, in Exchange Square. The wheel is 60m high, so you can spot it from miles away. The wheel is great if you want to see Manchester from the roof tops. It takes 13 minutes to go around in total and there are 42 capsules available. I am from Manchester and I have been on the wheel twice - once by day with my family and the second time was by night with my boyfriend. I think the you get two completely different views depending on what time you ride at and I would recommend riding twice (once by day and once by night). It's fun to point out local landmarks to your friends and family and to see the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/01/10 (Very useful, 149 readings)
Since the London Eye was built in the year 2000, all the major cities of the UK seem to have gradually followed suit and built their own versions and Manchester is no exception. The Manchester wheel stands 60m tall and is located on Exchange Square in the original medieval centre of the city, now known as the Millennium Quarter, between the Arndale and the Triangle shopping centres and overlooking the Shambles pubs. Each capsule holds up to six people and you will not usually be asked to share, even if there are only two of you. Wheelchair access is available. The cost is £6.50 per adult, £5.00 for students/OAPs and £4.50 for under ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/12/09, updated on 12/01/10 (Useful, 30 readings)
I took an ex-girlfriend here on a date once, for it seemed like a romantic idea at the time. However, it just turned out to be a pretty big waste of money. The wheel looks impressive, but you have to think it through a bit before you get on. What is there to see from up on high in Manchester? Rooftops. I don't know what i was expecting. It's about £6 per adult, and they even have a champagne ride, which, as you can guess is not cheap. So round we went, three full revolutions, the most excitement coming from the slight rock of the cart, adding a morsel of fear to the lady across from me. They offer other packages, such as the VIP ... Read the complete review
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