10 Famous Ferris Wheels Around The World

Have you ever tried an adventure ride before? Well, I bet once in our life (especially when we are young kids), we all tried to tried hopping into a Ferris wheel for a ride! We But of course, those are just small scale Ferris wheel. Usually, we find this on carnivals, town’s circus, or local festival events. Ever wonder what are the world’s best Ferris wheel rides? We have a list of the 10 most famous ferris wheels around the world.

 

10 Famous Ferris Wheels Around The World

London Eye

The most popular Ferris wheel in the world is the London Eye. Being able to be used as shooting scenes for various Hollywood movies, European films, and music videos, this ride is quite making its own name not by its size alone. It opened on the year 2000.

The ride has 32 passenger cars (or local British people call it capsules), but ends in number 33, skipping number 13 capsule. Jumping to number 14 is quite common in the United Kingdom, in response to the infamous stories of 13 as bad luck number.

  • Height: 135 meters
  • Diameter: 120 meters
  • Total Ride Duration Time: 30 minutes

 

Singapore Flyer

Of course, located at Singapore, the Singapore Flyer basically soars up high among the tallest buildings in the country. You can see the entire Singapore at night glimmer at night. This is the second tallest Ferris wheel in the world. It was made open to public last 2008, and was considered tallest and widest ride that time not until another bigger and taller in Nevada.

  • Height: 165 meters
  • Diameter: 150 meters
  • Total Ride Duration Time: 30 minutes

 

The Wonder Wheel

It is located at Coney Island in New York City. People have also call the ride as “Dip-the-Dip”, in reference of the twirling and thrill ride like the “chute-the-chute”.

  • Height: 46 meters
  • Diameter: 41meters
  • Total Ride Duration Time: 10 minutes

 

High Roller

The High Roller is located at Las Vegas in Nevada which overthrows Singapore Flyer to second place. The Ferris wheel can give you a pint advantage to see the busy and bustling life in the Sin City. This is something whole-some and family friendly activity you can try in Las Vegas.

  • Height: 167.6 meters
  • Diameter: 158.5 meters
  • Total Ride Duration Time: 30 minutes

 

Tianjin Eye Ferris Wheel

Still another jaw dropping Ferris wheel structure can also be found in China. The Tianjin Eye Ferris Wheel in Tianjin. The ride was build standing on a huge Yongle Bridge under Hai River.

  • Height: 120 meters
  • Diameter: 110 meters
  • Total Ride Duration Time: 30 minutes

 

Pacific Park Wheel

The Pacific Park Wheel is located at the outskirts of Santa Monica, California. This is quite unique in comparison to other Ferris wheel around the world. This is the only adventure ride that is operated through solar power energy.

  • Height: 40 meters
  • Diameter: 26 meters
  • Total Ride Duration Time: 10 minutes

 

Cosmo Clock 21

The Ferris wheel is located at Cosmo World Amusement Park at Yokohama in Japan, the Cosmo Clock 21. It was the tallest in the year it was built, 1989.

  • Height: 108 meters (1989), 112.5 meters dismantled to put on higher base
  • Diameter: 100 meters
  • Total Ride Duration Time: 15 minutes

 

Star Of Nanchang

The Star of Nanchang was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world when it opened last 2006. It beautifully flares at night gleaming with bright well lilted lights back dropping the Nanchang City.

  • Height: 160 meters
  • Diameter: 153 meters
  • Total Ride Duration Time: 30 minutes

 

Weiner Reisenrad

The Weiner Reisenrad holds the oldest operating Ferris wheel in the world. It was built in the late 1897 and also considered as the tallest extant Ferris wheel in the world from 1920 until the recent years. It is located at Vienna, Austria and is famous for locals and tourists.

  • Height: 64.75 meters
  • Diameter: 60.96 meters
  • Total Ride Duration Time: 20 minutes

 

Niagara Skywheel

Aside form the majestic Niagara Falls that can be found in Niagara, Canada; The Niagara Skywheel also boost its size (although size is just a third of the tallest Ferris wheel in the world).

  • Height: 53.3 meters
  • Diameter: 50.5 meters
  • Total Ride Duration Time: 12 minutes

 

Trivia:

Do you know where the name “Ferris” on Ferris wheel came from does?

Long time ago, Ferris wheel was called “Chocago Wheel” because it was constructed in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1893. Eventually, because of its ppopularity as an amusement and entertainment activity for both young and adult; people started calling it “Ferris Wheel”, naming after the designer Gorge Washington Gale Ferris Jr.

 

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Tell us your first Ferris wheel experience. Would you dare to ride one or two among the top 10 tallest Ferris in the world?

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