Michael Wood is following family tradition with his leadership of Wood Entertainment. Wood took over the business from his late father, F.G. “Red” Wood, and has been adding rides and expanding his company’s presence ever since.
But it is a partnership that he recently formed that is perhaps the most traditional aspect of his leadership, as well as an extremely successful one for both companies.
“In 2017, we partnered with Frank Zaitshik from Wade Shows on adding our 150-foot-tall Ferris Wheel, the Midway Sky Eye,” Wood says. “The first event for the ride was at the Florida State Fair.” The ride features 36 fully enclosed, colorful gondolas that each holds six riders; one even offers accessible seating. The wheel spins happy riders for a full ten minutes,