The Seattle Great Wheel is having a contest tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. Contrary to the implication of the press email's subject line (above), the contest does not involve eating the Seattle Great Wheel; rather, participants will be challenged to eat a "Big Burro" burrito, a pulled pork sandwich, a 10-inch pepperoni pizza, three pieces of fried cod, a cup of clam chowder, a cheeseburger, fries, and a 21-ounce drink in one hour. WHY, GOD, WHY?! Because:
The Gold Rush Food Court [adjacent to the Wheel] opened just months ago and is an exciting offering of a wide variety of food. From Shucky Mucker’s burgers and fries to The Taqueria street tacos. The Food Challenge is a way to showcase all of the different offerings of food in this one unique location.
The Wheel goes on to note that contestants who experience "Reverse Fortune" in the 20 minutes following the one-hour eating frenzy will be disqualified (not a good way to showcase all of the different offerings, apparently). Contestants do not have to ride the Wheel.
There is no mention of any prize, but in a contest like this, no one wins.