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Stunning Ferris Wheels from around the globe

A simple thought of theFerris Wheel takes us back to our childhood when we used to cherish even a small, manually operated Ferris Wheel. But there is such a craze and love for the Ferris Wheel around the globe that there is a list of the most amazing such wonders spread across the world. Read on to know more about them.

Chicago’s Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

Chicago is famous as the world’s first Ferris Wheel opened in 1893 at Chicago World’s Fair. Invented by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., the wheel was over 76 meters high and, with 36 cars, took 20 minutes to do a full rotation. Modeled on it, Navy Pier Ferris Wheel 42 enclosed gondolas with a capacity of 10 per gondola. It gives a mesmerizing panoramic view of Lake Michigan.

Las Vegas’s The High Roller

Just like the London Eye, The High Roller isn’t technically a Ferris Wheel. It’s an ‘observation wheel’ that is aimed to give tourists a 360-degree panoramic view of a city rather than the thrills of a Ferris Wheel in an amusement park. Opened in 2014, the High Roller is the tallest rotating wheel in the world and has 28 glass pods that can, in one-go, provide a scintillating experience to 40 people.

 Singapore Flyer

Commissioned in 2008, it is the second tallest Ferris Wheel in the world. The wheel stands at 165 meters and is capable of providing riders with a fascinating view of Singapore city, including Marina Bay. Surprisingly, the 30-minute ride can provide the riders far-off views of Malaysia and even some Indonesian Islands on a clear day.

 Vienna’s Wiener Riesenrad

Riesenrad is the oldest working Ferris Wheel in the world and is located inside the world’s oldest amusement park, Prater. It was opened to the public in 1897 and stood at 212 feet. It provides breathtaking views to the entire Vienna city from the old-fashioned Ferris Wheel Cabins, which perfectly blends with the vibes of this elegant city.

California’s Pacific Wheel

The world’s first and only solar-powered Ferris wheel was installed in 1996. It is powered by solar panels capable of generating up to 71,000 kilowatt-hours of photovoltaic power that is enough to light 160,000 LEDs and give exciting rides to 800 passengers per hour.

 Dubai’s Ain Dubai

Twice as tall as the London Eye, Ain Dubai is the tallest and largest observation wheel in the world. It can accommodate 1400 passengers and even has a private bar. It is surrounded by memorable social and celebratory experiences of the city of Dubai.

So, plan a family trip to any of these cherished Ferris Wheels.

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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