The Ferris Whale is situated beside the Leviathan Roller Coaster on the pier. The Ferris Whale allows the player to switch between the first-person view and a cinematic view allowing players to get a better view of the pier. The Ferris Whale can be ridden by the player and costs $8 ($10 in Grand Theft Auto Online). The wheel is one of Los Santos' most prominent landmarks at night, its lights visible from elevated positions across the city and aircraft.
The Ferris Whale is based on the Pacific Wheel at Pacific Park.