Waterfront Attractions

Attraction Sightseeing & Tours

Located at the newly activated Waterfront Park (in front of Rio City Café), a visually-exciting and whimsical 65’ Ferris wheel and carousel, operated by Brass Ring Amusements, Inc, are both open daily at the Old Sacramento Waterfront.

Hours of operation for the Waterfront Wheel and Front Street Carousel will be Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. 


Waterfront Wheel

Offering fantastic views of the city atop the “Waterfront Wheel,” riders must be at least 44” to ride and in the same household in each open-air cart (that holds up to four people). 

To help keep the community safe, physically distanced line queues will be in place, carts will be sanitized regularly (with employee disinfecting of high-touch surfaces, restraints after patrons disembark, etc.), and contactless payment and admission will be available.

Front Street Carousel 

Riders must be 36″ height to ride alone. Children shorter than 36″ may ride if adult is standing next to them holding them as they ride (1 paid ticket allows for adult + child).

One way line queuing with physical distancing maintained and middle horses will be closed to riders, allowing only the inside and outside horses to be ridden for physical distancing on the ride.

Cost to ride the Waterfront Wheel or Front Street Carousel is $6 per rider.

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Featured Story - The Carousel King and the Space Mission

Leticia Ordaz is an Emmy-nominated anchor/reporter in Sacramento, California, and her sons story helped inspire the Front Street Carousel! She is the founder of bilingual publishing house Cielito Lindo Books and a 7-time award-winning children’s book author at the International Latino Book Awards. 

The Carousel King and the Space Mission is an enchanting children’s book for ages four to eight. If you or your little one like out-of-this-world adventures, stories of bravery, and discovering endless possibilities, then you’ll love seven-time International Latino Book Awards-winner Leticia Ordaz’s cosmic blast.

Buy The Carousel King and the Space Mission to launch creativity today!