7 Tallest Ferris Wheels in the World

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Gone are the days when Ferris wheels used to be just a part of amusement parks- these giant observatory wheels are now considered as famous landmarks in many cities with global exposure. With more and more tourists taking to go for rides of the ferris wheels, we bring to the 7 tallest ferris wheels in the world that would take you for the best spin of your life.

Ferris Wheel Pacific Park

Dubai Eye

As the project sees the light of the day, Dubai will have another reason to stand tall above all. The Dubai Eye ferris wheel which is being erected in the Bluewaters Island (a man-made island by Meraas Holding) is a 689-feet tall ferris wheel, costing ar around 1 billion AED (US $270 million).

High Roller -Vegas Nevada

The tallest standing ferris wheel in the world as of today is the High Roller which stands at 520-feet in the Last Vegas Strip area in Nevada , US. Announced as the centerpiece of Caesars Entertainment Corp., the High Roller has 28 spherical glass cabins which has the capacity to accommodate 40 passengers each and with maximum capacity of 1,120 passengers in one round. Illuminated by a 2,000-LED system at night, the wheel completes each rotation in 30 minutes.

Singapore Flyer

A ride not to be missed when you are in Singapore, the Singapore Flyer is one of the best attractions in the city. Standing at 541-feet, it took two and half years to complete this giant wheel for a whooping US $180 million. It also boasts of a reputation of being the tallest ferris wheel until March 2014. 28 air-conditioned capsules, each accommodating 28 passengers makes for a maximum capacity of 784 passengers at one go.

Star of Nanchang - China

Star of Nanchang was completed in 2006 in Nanchang, China. The 525-feet tall ferris wheel was built at the cost of US $8.93 million. As many as 60 enclosed air-conditioned gondolas, each carrying eight passengers with maximum of 480 passengers in total makes for the capacity of this ferris wheel. It takes 30 minutes to complete one rotation, giving passengers a chance to embark and disembark without the need for the wheel to stop.

London Eye

Clearly, one of the top attractions in London is the London Eye ferris wheel which is also known as the Coca-Cola London Eye. This giant ferris wheel stands at 443 feet as boasts of a diameter of 394-feet. With 32 sealed capsules able to carry 25 people each, the London Eye that cost US $106 million has the capacity to carry as many as 800 passengers; each capsule represents a London borough.

Melbourne Star

Opened in 2008, the Melbourne Star which built at the cost of US $72.37 million is a 394-feet tall ferris wheel which happens to be the only giant observation wheel of the Southern Hemisphere. Each of the glass cabins of the wheel offers 360-degree views of the city and surrounding area to its 20 passengers.

Pacific Wheel, California, US

Pacific Wheel

Pacific Park houses a one-of-a-kind solar-paneled Ferris wheel offering a view of the Pacific Ocean. It stands at a height of more than 130-feet. The wheel has 20 gondolas.


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