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Extreme Ferris Wheelin’ at Navy Pier!

December 9, 2011

We’ve all heard about, or possibly even seen or known someone who is a Polar Bear. No, not an actual furry animal from the Arctic Ocean, but someone who delights in the sting and burn of the cold on their bare skin!

Every year, the Polar Bears take the plunge into Lake Michigan. That’s right; they actually wear bathing suits in the middle of winter on the shore of frigid Lake Michigan and, with safety and supervision, take turns climbing into the icy cold waters… wow!

Sounds a little crazy, but we’re not here to judge, we’re actually here to remind you that there are always ways to take things to the extreme without going too far overboard. After all, at Navy Pier, it’s okay to go a little overboard!

Navy Pier’s Ferris Wheel is open year round, dependent on weather conditions, and is available for your extreme Ferris Wheelin’ pleasure! What is extreme Ferris Wheelin’, you ask?

Extreme Ferris Wheelin’, much like the Polar Bears, is when everyone else is sitting inside by the Yule log enjoying a nice hot chocolate and you, yes you, are out on Navy Pier breathing in the cool crisp air and enjoying the views of Chicago’s skyline during winter!

All you need for an extreme Ferris Wheelin’ adventure is a warm jacket, hat, gloves and your closest friends or family, correction – your most extreme friends and family. The hot chocolate will be greatly appreciated afterward, but leave that at home for now!

Plus, don’t forget that you can combine your extreme Ferris Wheel ride with your Winter WonderFest visit!


New! Winter WonderFest Plus Navy Pier Attractions – Save 14-25%!

Combine your visit to Winter WonderFest with a Ferris wheel ride, Chicago Children’s Museum and Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze experience. Special package prices are now available online and at the Winter WonderFest box office.

$20 Premium Wristband & Ferris wheel
$24 Premium Wristband & Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze
$24 Premium Wristband & Chicago Children’s Museum

$30 Premium Wristband & Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze & Chicago Children’s Museum
$30 Premium Wristband plus Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze and Chicago Children’s Museum

Redeem online and print at home tickets at the Winter WonderFest box office to receive activity wristbands and attraction admission vouchers. Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze is best suited for guests 5 years and older and is open during Navy Pier operating hours. Chicago Children’s Museum operating hours vary; visit for more information. Admission is required for entrance to Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze and Chicago Children’s Museum. Not valid with any other offer.


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