The largest ferris wheels in the world
• Ferris wheels come in different sizes and can be found in many places, including amusement parks and tourist attractions. Below is the top 10 tallest Ferris wheels in the world. Data on where the largest Ferris wheel is located are current as of 2022.
• The list did not include the tallest Ferris wheel – an 83-meter-high structure installed in Lazarev Park in the city of Sochi. It completes one lap in 8 minutes. In terms of size, the Russian attraction is inferior even to number 10 in the rating.
10. Melbourne Star and 5 other attractions – 120 meters
• The spokes of this massive Ferris wheel form a seven-pointed star in tribute to the Australian flag. A ride on the Melbourne Star gives you 30-minute views of the Docklands and surrounding city areas such as Port Phillip and the CBD.
• There are several other Ferris wheels 120 meters high:
- Zhengzhou Ferris Wheel, opened in 2003 in an amusement park in Henan Province, China.
- The Changsha Ferris Wheel opened in 2004 in Changsha, China.
- Tianjin Eye – attraction opened in 2008 in Tianjin, China.
- The Suzhou Ferris Wheel opened in 2009 in Suzhou, China.
9. Eye of Orlando – 122 meters
• The tallest attraction on the East Coast was opened in 2015. It offers spectacular views of the city's theme parks, including nearby Sea World Orlando and Universal Orlando.
• One revolution of the wheel takes 23 minutes. Before entering the cabin, visitors will be shown a mini-film about the construction of the wheel. And when leaving the wheel, riders are offered a free bottle of Coca-Cola.
8. Red horse – 123 meters
• The tallest Ferris wheel in Japan was opened in 2016. It rises to a height comparable to the height of a 40-story residential building. For comparison: the highest point of the tallest Ferris wheel is 83 meters (or 28 floors).
• All 72 passenger cabins have transparent (and very durable) floors. And in 18 minutes, while the wheel makes a full revolution, its visitors can admire impressive views of the city both from the side windows and from below, if, of course, they dare to look below their feet.
7. Heavenly dream – 126 meters
• This is a Taiwanese attraction, but he is Japanese by birth. Originally, this giant Ferris wheel, created in 2001, was located in the city of Fukuoka, Japan. In 2009, it was closed, dismantled and sent to Taiwan, to a park in the city of Taichung. The attraction was reconstructed from 2014 to 2017.
• One lap of "Heavenly Dream" takes 28 minutes. During the coronavirus pandemic, the wheel was idle. But now, judging by the video from 2023, it is working again.
6. Eye of London – 135 meters
• One of the most recognizable attractions in England has entered the top ten attractions of 2023.
• The highest attraction in Europe was built in 2000 and was originally called the "Millennium Wheel". Each of its 32 capsules can carry 25 passengers, and the entire trip takes about 30 minutes.
• More people visit the London Eye every year than the Taj Mahal or the Great Pyramids of Giza.
5. Ferris wheel across the Bailang River – 145 meters
• This attraction is equipped with 36 carriages, each of which can accommodate 10 people, and even boasts Wi-Fi and individual TVs in each carriage, if you get tired of looking at the magnificent view of the Baylang River.
• This design bears the proud title of the world's largest Ferris wheel without spokes. The body of the attraction does not rotate, instead the cabins rotate in a circle.
• The team behind the project has high hopes for its brainchild, saying: "We sincerely hope that this Ferris wheel will become an architectural monument of the Weifang cityscape."
4. Star of Nanchang – 160 meters
• One of the tallest wheels in the world is only 5 meters behind its Singaporean competitor. But it was opened earlier, in 2006.
• Each of the 60 cabins, equipped with climate control, accommodates up to 8 passengers. The attraction is equipped with very beautiful lighting, so in the evening it delights visitors with fantastic illumination.
• A ticket to "Zvezda Nanchang" will cost only 6 yuan (about 60 rubles). The wheel works around the clock.
3. "Soaring Singapore" – 165 meters
• The huge Ferris wheel, opened in 2008 on the shores of the Singapore Bay, provides stunning views of nearby Malaysia and Indonesia. Each of the 28 capsules is the size of a minibus and can accommodate 28 passengers. One wheel revolution takes half an hour. And to make the trip more fun, you can order champagne and lunch for two in the booth.
2. High Roller – 168 meters
• The attraction, located in the Linq shopping and entertainment district in the famous Las Vegas, opened in 2014. Each glass cabin, equipped with air conditioning, can accommodate up to 40 passengers. Since this is Vegas, drinks are sold right at the base of the wheel and food can be taken into the cab. However, there are no slot machines in the capsules, or at least not yet.
• Night tickets to the High Roller are more expensive than day tickets, and this can be explained: because at night Las Vegas is flooded with lights and looks much more beautiful. For a long time, the High Roller held the title of the largest Ferris wheel in the world, until in 2021 it passed to the Dubai Eye.
1. Dubai Eye – 250 meters
• The world's tallest Ferris wheel, located on the artificial island of Bluewaters, is a majestic structure that makes one revolution in 38 minutes and offers 360-degree panoramas of the Dubai skyline. The attraction is designed for 1750 people.
• On the wheel there are 48 air-conditioned and safe cabins with an area of 30 square meters and a capacity of up to 40 people. They are divided into three categories: viewing, social and private cabins.
- The observation cabin can be enjoyed throughout the day and night, including a special sunset ride.
- Social cabins have more to offer than just a view. These cabins will have access to the VIP lounge and bar in the center of the capsule. Entry to this capsule is restricted to persons over the age of 21 and gives free access to two drinks from the dedicated bar.
- Private cabins will cater for events such as birthdays, engagements, weddings, business events or any other celebrations. It is possible to book. Private cabins will also offer a three-course dinner for two turns of the wheel.