A Ferris wheel is the perfect attraction for young and old. As you slowly but surely reach the top of the Ferris wheel, you will enjoy a beautiful view of the surroundings. In more and more places you will find a giant Ferris wheel with dimensions that will destroy all other Ferris wheels. Are you curious about the tallest Ferris wheels in the world? Then read on, because everything you need to know is in this top 10.
10. Changsha Ferris Wheel – 120 meters high (393 feet)
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This Ferris wheel in China is part of a group of Ferris wheels scattered around the country. They are all 120 meters high and a major attraction for tourists. The Ferris wheel in Changsha spins at a leisurely pace, so it takes about twenty minutes to complete the round. The view is the most beautiful at night.
9. Tianjin Eye – 120 meters high (393 feet)
The location of this Chinese Ferris wheel is unique. The wheel is built on a bridge, giving you a beautiful view of the Hai river. In total there are 48 cabins in the Ferris wheel, where you can enjoy the ride with a little privacy. The illuminated Ferris wheel looks beautiful from a distance.
8. Melbourne Star – 120 meters high (393 feet)
Until a few years ago, this Ferris wheel was known as the Southern Star. It is an impressive construction, as it is the largest structure made of pure steel. During a ride, you will not only look out over Melbourne, but also learn more about the Australian city. You have the chance to listen to sound recordings in which fun facts about Melbourne are shared. That makes it an indispensable attraction for tourists.
7. Suzhou Ferris Wheel – 120 meters high (393 feet)
The location of this Chinese Ferris wheel is also special. The wheel is located on the edge of the Jinji lake. That makes it the largest Ferris wheel on the edge of a lake. There are several attractions around the Ferris wheel, which makes the area a major attraction. While you sit in the Ferris wheel for twenty minutes, you look out over the bright lights of the city.
6. ICON Orlando – 122 meters high (400 feet)
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This Ferris wheel is one of the more advanced Ferris wheels in the world. This way you have access to wireless internet here while you take a ride. In addition, the wheel is equipped with modern technology that stabilizes the cabs. That means you don’t have to worry about your cabin wobbling back and forth as the wheel spins. Would you like to celebrate a special party? Then you are welcome in the exclusive party cabin.
5. London Eye – 135 meters high (443 feet)
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The nickname of this Ferris wheel is Millennium Wheel, because the London Eye was built in the year 2000 to celebrate the new millennium. Since then it has become an incredibly popular London attraction. Almost every tourist wants to enjoy the view. In fact, a total of no less than 3.75 million visitors visit the London Eye. That’s a good thing, because the construction of the Ferris wheel cost a total of £ 70 million.
4. Star of Nanchang – 160 meters high (525 feet)
During the construction of the Star of Nanchang, it was immediately clear that this Ferris wheel had to knock the London Eye off its throne. That happened, because during the opening it was the largest Ferris wheel in the world. The wheel has a total of sixty cabins, all of which can accommodate eight passengers. The Ferris wheel also rotates slowly enough that it is not stopped during entry and exit.
3. Singapore Flyer – 165 meters high (541 feet)
This impressive Ferris wheel was built in 2008. For a long time it was the tallest Ferris wheel in all of Asia. When you reach the top you also enjoy a special view. This way you not only look out over Singapore, but you can also see Indonesia and Malaysia on clear days.
2. The High Roller – 168 meters high (551 feet)
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It is not surprising that Las Vegas has one of the highest Ferris wheels in the world (even the tallest at the moment). This city is known for its great approach: everything must be better, faster and higher. During a ride of thirty minutes you look out over the world famous Strip. It is even possible to book a package with drinks and special VIP tickets are available.
1. Ain Dubai – 213 meters high (700 feet)
The Ain Dubai is not quite ready yet, but when construction is complete (before Expo 2020) it will be the highest Ferris wheel in the world. This cannot be otherwise with a height of 213 meters. Anyone walking through Dubai can already see the impressive height of the wheel. Be patient and before you know it you will enjoy a spectacular view in Ain Dubai.