The Ferris Wheel was a proposed attraction, meant to be on the surface of the Death Star. It had viewpoints "second only to the Emperor's Observation Tower." The large wheel was designed to delight various members in the Galactic Empire, from stormtroopers to Moffs.
Behind the scenesEdit
Leland Chee has stated that, while most items, like the supercoaster and Ferris Wheel are entered for fun, much of the other information is included in the Holocron continuity database, and is canon.
The inclusion of the Ferris Wheel is a nod to Thrillville, another LucasArts game unrelated to Star Wars.