We have just spent a lovely weekend in York - bought as a gift for my husband's 60th birthday from his daughter's.
We stayed at the Royal York hotel - I am posting a short review.
We had booked the wheel for 2pm on the saturday but as we arrived earlier we called to see if we could ride there and then. The staff were lovely and as the wheel was not busy we were able to ride within ten minutes.
The VIP pod had been booked for us - the seats are leather and swish, the pod is air conditioned, there is a music system and champagne was also another of our treats. We sat opposite one another but me being the wimp of heights we swapped on the first full turn of the wheel as I did not like the look of the drop!! Then when we got to the top Hubby said look down - I had not noticed the glass floor - yikesssss that set me off again - refilling of the champagne flute!!! Panic over and the view was wonderful, you can see for miles.
The pod was lovely and we really enjoyed it - I dont think that the other pods have the extras as the VIP has though.
As the wheel was not busy at the time of day that we were on it - 6pm - I think we went around a few more times than usual.
A great attraction and a not to be missed one in our view.