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New Santa Monica Ferris Wheel

I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to ride the new ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier. The old one sold on Ebay in April for about $132,000, and its new owner is a real estate developer from Oklahoma who has an idea of incorporating it into one of his residential developments. (Way to liven up a gated community.)

The good news is, you can ride the new wheel and leave concerns about your carbon footprint at home: this model, which cost $1.5 million and is 130 feet high, and whose 160,000 LCD lights probably make it visible from Mars, is using 75% less energy than its predecessor.

So if you’re looking for a bright idea for an evening outing, go to the pier for a well-lit, green(ish), thrill-filled spin.


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