With its history of technological prowess and its love of architecture — Japan is a perfect match for the modern Ferris wheel. The elegant Diamond and Flower Ferris wheel has the tallest recreational circumference in Japan. Its 364-foot diameter is trussed together with uniquely patterned spokes. At night, the illuminated attraction glows with the crystalline and floral aspects of its name. The wheel is in Kasai Rinkai Park, which also holds an aquarium and a bird sanctuary.
Tianjin Eye in China~If there’s a country where Ferris wheels are spinning into the future, it’s China. Take for instance, the sci-fi worthy TianjinEye. The 394-foot wheel straddles a bridge & is the world’s fourth-tallest. Changsha Ferris Wheel, Suzhou Ferris Wheel, and the Zhengzhou Ferris Wheel are similarly gargantuan Chinese attractions. All of these structures,however,are dwarfed by the mind-bending 525-foot span of the Star of Nanchang. Only the Singapore Flyer reaches higher in the world
The spinning crown jewel of one of the U.S.’s most historic amusement parks, Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel jn New York City has elevated riders since 1920. Rotating above the boardwalk, this Ferris wheel features a rare “swinging” feature, which allows 16 of the ride’s 24 gondolas to slide back and forth on a track, adding a thrilling touch of danger to the experience. It reaches a height of 150 feet and can carry 144 people at full capacity.
For a classic Ferriswheel experience,go2 the City of the BigShoulders the wheel @Navy Pier Chicago holds the distinction of being the birthplace of the Ferriswheel, w/ the introduction at the famous 1893 World'sColumbianExposition The modern Navy Pier waterside attraction is 150ft-high w/ 40 gondolas. A ride in the wheel shows vistas of LakeMichigan, the towers of Chi-town of Illinois. In a town not known for its mild winters, the Ferriswheel operates year-round,conditions permitting
Perched on the edge of downtown Seattle’s waterfront on the Puget Sound, the Seattle Great Wheel is the world’s newest marquee. It’s also one of the most dramatic, as the high-tech amenity rises 175ft in the air, giving riders a view fr each of its 42fully-enclosed gondolas of the city’s skyscrapers, the famous SpaceNeedle Cascade mtns In the evening, the wheel’s spokes are illuminated in pulsing, orchestrated LED lights,the GreatWheel is a visual treat for other nearby attractions
Singapore Flyer-The Singapore Flyer is fittingly poised on the waterfront of one of the greatest port cities in the world The enormous structure hasbeen open since2008,& at 541ft, is the largest observation wheel in the world. Its enormous gondolas hold 28ppl each, filled circumference holds 784 riders From inside the ride’s cavernous capsules,the vista extends across the Straits ofSingapore to Indonesia to Malaysia.The Flyerfacility offers spa,shopping amenities