6 of the Best Big Wheels to Visit Around the World
Big wheels keep on turnin’ and that’s definitely the case for these iconic big wheels you should visit.
We’ve narrowed down six of the very best from London to Las Vegas, which of these is first on your bucket list?
The London Eye is frequently included on must-visit lists when you’re in the capital. The structure is 135 metres tall, and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres. When it first opened to the public in 2000, it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. With 32 air-conditioned oval capsules that can carry 25 people there’s plenty of room for sightseeing, with one rotation taking around 30 minutes.
Centennial Wheel, Chicago
Navy Pier in Chicago is a 3,300-foot-long pier on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. One of the most iconic features is the Centennial Wheel where you can soar to heights of nearly 200 feet. The wheel offers visitors an unparalleled, 360-degree view of Chicago and Lake Michigan.
High Roller, Las Vegas
While you’re in the city that never sleeps, you can get an aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip by hopping on High Roller. Take a spin on the 550 feet wheel which takes 30 minutes to complete one revolution. It features 28 spacious cabins to accommodate guests and can take you a spin during the day or at night to see the shining lights on the Strip.
The Riesenrad is a 212 feet tall Ferris wheel at the entrance of the Prater amusement park. It’s one of Vienna’s most popular tourist attractions and symbolises the district as well as the city for many people. Constructed in 1897, it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel from 1920 until 1985.
If you’re heading to Singapore any time soon, the Singapore Flyer is must-see. A scenic spin on the Singapore Flyer takes you 165 metres above ground, or as high as 42 storeys, as you marvel at the spectacular scenery below. Opened in 2008, it has 28 air-conditioned capsules, each able to accommodate 28 passengers.
What’s the largest Ferris wheel in the world?
The title for the largest Ferries wheel in the world goes to the Ain Dubai, located in on Bluewaters Island. This Ferris wheel stands at an epic 250m making it the highest and largest of its kind in the entire world. Nearly double the height of The London Eye, Ain Dubai also takes the prize when it comes to record numbers of passengers able to use it at the same time. A whooping 1,750 people can marvel at the beautiful views while taking a spin on the 38-minute rotation.
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