Loving high places? Here are the 8 Best Ferris Wheels in the World.
Singapore Flyer is one of the largest observation wheels around the world. At 541 feet above the ground, it offers guests a panoramic view of the Marina Bay skyline, as well as a glance at Malaysia and Indonesia. The wheel has 28 capsules that can hold up to 784 passengers.
Known as the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, as well as one of the well-loved landmarks of London, the London Eye offers a breathtaking view of the city and up to 40 kilometers out in all directions on clear days. The wheel has 32 capsules and it can carry up to 800 passengers.
Mickey’s Fun Wheel
Mickey’s Fun Wheel serves as the centerpiece of Disney California Adventure’s Paradise Pier. What makes this wheel unique and thrilling is that some of its gondolas are set on the interior tracks and as the wheel rotates, the gondolas to swing inward and outward. While the gondolas on the exterior tracks offer spectacular views.
The original Melbourne Star was opened in 2008 and operated for 40 days until structural defects caused the attraction to be shut down. The attraction was re-opened with a new and improved wheel in 2013. It stood at 393 feet high with 21 air-conditioned glass cabins. The Melbourne Star is known as the only giant observation wheel in the southern hemisphere and offers a view of the Port Phillip Bay, Docklands precinct, and Arthur’s Seat and Dandenong Ranges on a clear day.
Navy Pier Ferris Wheel
Modeled after the first Ferris wheel in the world, the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel has 40 capsules that can accommodate up to six guests each offers a view of the beautiful Chicago skyline at 150 feet above the ground. Its 40 spokes light up at night which make the wheel a view to behold from those who are observing on the ground.
Standing atop the Yongle Bridge, the Tianjin Eye if famous for its unique upside down Y-shaped butresses that supports the wheel on each side. Its 48 cabins can carry up to eight passengers, who are offered a great view of the city’s attractions such as the Jinwan Square and the Ancient Culture Street.
La Grande Roue de Paris
La Grande Roue de Paris is a massive transportable ferris wheel. It was first set up in Paris for the 2000 millennium celebrations. The wheel has been set up in Birmingham (2003), Manchester (2004), Newcastle (2005), Bangkok (2006) and Antwerp (2008). It takes three days to build and two days to break down the attraction which stands at approximately 328 feet tall. La Grande Roue de Paris has 42 gondolas. The wheel is scheduled to appear in Barcelona, Milan, Cannes, Orlando, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong.
Located at the LINQ Hotel is the High Roller which stands 550-feet tall. The High Roller is the tallest Ferris Wheel in the World. It has 28 cabins that can carry up to 40 riders and allows the guests to enjoy the views for 30-minutes.
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