6 Most Famous Ferris Wheels To Visit In The World
By: Kratika Mon, 24 Jan 2022 5:55 PM
Ferris Wheels are one of the best ways to experience a cities skyline or soak in its nature. They are fun, scary, and sometimes even romantic. These neck-craning observation wheels, provide great experiences and a wonderful way of experiencing a destination from an almost birds-eye view.
# Singapore Flyer
Opened to the public in 2008 after construction for almost 2 years, the Singapore Flyer stands as the tallest Ferris wheel in Asia and one of the tallest in the world. This Ferris wheel provides you with a spectacular view over Singapore including the stunning Marina Bay. Standing 541 feet high the Singapore Flyer completes one rotation in 30 mins which is nothing less of an unforgettable experience. The Flyer’s 28 air-conditioned capsules are mounted outboard of the rim of the wheel structure, providing continuously unobstructed views. When it was first launched the wheel spun counterclockwise but this was later reversed to clockwise on the advice of Fung Shui masters.
# High Roller, Las Vegas
Standing tall at 550 feet, the Las Vegas High Roller is currently the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. This mammoth-sized wheel features 28 40-person cabins that feature new-age spherical roller bearings, providing a level rotation on the 30-minute ride around the giant circumference. Situated on the Strip in addition to a 30-minute ride the Ferris wheel offers a variety of exciting experiences, including sky-high chocolate tastings and personalized yoga sessions. The best time to go for the High Roller is at night because you will experience the neon glitz of Vegas and the wheel’s state-of-the-art 2,000-LED system.
# Big O, Tokyo
The Big O was the world’s first hubless Ferris wheel, a Guinness World Record achievement in 2006, and to date, it remains the wheel with the world’s largest with a diameter of 200 feet. Tokyo’s largest roller coaster, Thunder Dolphin dashes through the center of the Ferris wheel at speeds up to 81 miles per hour. The Ferris wheel has glass-walled pods which have touch fitted on them and offer music playlists. The ascent in the Ferris wheel provides excellent views of the theme park, the Tokyo Dome, and the bustling city streets below.
# Weiner Riesnard, Vienna
The oldest still-operating Ferris wheel in the world the Weiner Riesnard was originally constructed in 1897 to honor Emperor Franz Josef I’s 50th Jubilee. Located in the city’s famous amusement park, Prater, Weiner Riesnard is one of Vienna’s most beloved attractions. Standing at a height of 213 feet the Weiner Riesnard, may not be one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world, but still offers unparalleled views and is one of the most historic Ferris wheels and it’s old charm attracts tons of visitors.
# London Eye, London
Unveiled in 2000, the London Eye remains a must-visit on a trip to London. The high-tech floating bubbles loom 443 feet over the Thames River and an entire trip lasts for 30 minutes. One of the city’s most famous landmarks and an incredible way to pinpoint all the major sites the London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. The London Eye offers views of everything from Buckingham Palace to Big Ben to St. Paul’s Cathedral, and beyond.
# Cosmo Clock 21, Yokohama Japan
Built for the YES ’89 Yokohama Exposition at Minato Mirai 21 in 1989 Cosmo Clock was reconstructed in 1999 which added 16 feet to its height. The wheel can carry 480 people in its 60 passenger cars, and each car seats 8 people, and the structure is best appreciated at night. A complete trip will be 15 minutes long and provides superb views of Landmark Tower and Yokohama Bay. When the skies are clear riders can catch a glimpse of Shinjuku skyscrapers, the Boso peninsula, and even Mt. Fuji.