Love to the Vouderis family

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Lula Vourderis. She truly embodies the Spirit of Coney Island! Lula came to America from Greece with nothing but a big dream & determination.

One day, her husband, Deno Vourderis looked up at the Wonder Wheel and said to her “One day I’m going to buy you that ring.” AND HE DID! First they operated a food cart in Coney Island. They grew their business & opened an actual snack bar on the boardwalk. And then, in 1983, they bought the Wonder Wheel!

The Vourderis family still owns the Wheel today. Sending so much love to the Wonder Wheel family. So grateful to your family for continuing this beautiful legacy and for contributing so much to our Coney Island community.