woohoo deno vourderis! the 28 year old, 3rd generation family owner of the wonder wheel will be taking his personal mindful eco-friendly energy efficient principals to the family business.  this summer, vourderis plans to use solar panels on the 16 swinging cars <8 stationery cars will remain bare for now>  “I really only need a sunny day every other day or every third day to run the lights,” he tells the daily news.

initially, the solar energy will be used to have a light in each panelled car – something only recently removed, in the 1980s, because the electrical wiring concerned vourderis.  if all goes as planned, next summer he hopes to install more panels – running the entire ride with thanks to the sun!  i can’t wait for summa