California Adventure's Ferris Wheel is called the Sun Wheel. It is an unusual ride since some of its cars are free to slide to the inside or outside of the wheel while others are fixed around the perimeter of the circle. The Sun Wheel is a modern-day version of the famous Coney Island Wonder Wheel.
The objects in the water in the middle of the image are part of the water jets used in the World of Color nightly display. The show, named after the Disney television series that aired from 1961 to 1969, has been open since 2010 and features lights, lasers, fire, and 1,200 water fountains. This array of fountain equipment and LED lights is normally submerged in the lake, but it is lifted up out of the water for the show as well as for maintenance.
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