Don't mean to bump, but I just found this and have to say; coolest "ferris wheel" ever!
There was apparently one at SFGA, anyone remember it or get to ride it?
I think this was the ride featured on Beverley Hills Cop 3!
Kings Island had one as well.
So did Mariott's Great America in Santa Clara AND (non-SixFlags) Magic Mountain, back in the 1970s!
And I rode them both, back then. A bit of a wait between unloading-loading and changing wheels,
but worth the ride and the experience itself.