The Texas Star in Dallas ~ What goes better together than a good ol’ American state fair & a huge Ferris wheel?A main attraction of the annual celebration in Dallas, the LoneStarState’s main Ferris wheel is fittingly the tallest in the USA. At 212 feet in height, the attraction shows riders views of the midway below and out beyond into the vast Texas horizon, with the high-rises of nearby Dallas and distant Fort Worth as reference points. At night, the wheel is illuminated in red, white and blue
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.
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.
The London Eye ~ Located in the hometown of Big Ben, the 394-foot LondonEye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. The Eye is notable for being supported on one side by a single A-frame structure. At capacity, it holds 800 passengers, & its 32 observation capsules offer some of the best panoramic views in all of London With a leisurely rotation that takes 30min,a ride on the Eye provides plenty of time for photography and long-distance gazing across one of the most historic cities on the planet.
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
Splash Mountain in Disneyland, California