That's me, Barbaraann, and I love the Sun Wheel.
I try, and make it a pont to ride this ride on each of my visits to the Disneyland Resort. I don't get to California, too often so that might just be once, every year, but I do love this ride.
I am not brave enough to ride the swinging cars, so I am sure glad that they designed this ride, so that you have the option, of not swinging around. I think that's quite a smart choice. It makes it possible for a chicken like me, to sit back, and enjoy the view.