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Famous Ferris Wheels in the World

July 11th, 2013 | Posted by Editor in Worldwide Hot Facts

Ferris wheels, also called observation wheels are famous in theme parks or carnivals these days. Many people are attracted to its height and sight. Did you know that the original Ferris wheel was built by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.? It was built to rival and surpass France’s Eiffel Tower. Ferris built it for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The original Ferris wheel was about 80.4 metres or 264 feet tall. It was later demolished. After the Chicago Ferris Wheel, there have been many succeeding Ferris wheels- taller and better.

If in this case you are curious about the tallest Ferris wheels in the world, here’s an idea:

Singapore Flyer

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To date, Singapore flyer is the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. It is about 155 meters or 540 feet tall. It stands more or less 10 stories taller than the London Eye. For 30 minutes, you will experience Singapore’s skyline. Aside from the views and the ride, the admission will allow you to access three levels of restaurants, shopping and Singapore rainforest. You will surely enjoy every minute.

Star of Nanchang


Star of Nanchang is the second tallest Ferris wheel in the world. The Ferris wheel is China’s pride. It is about 160 meters or 525 feet tall.

London Eye


London eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. It is lays on the banks of River Thames in London. It is about 135 metres or 443 feet tall.

Suzhou Ferris Wheel


Suzhou Ferris wheel is another pride of China. It is about 120 metres or 394 feet tall.

Southern Star


Southern Star is located in Melbourne. Though it is currently non-operational, the fact remains that it is one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world which is about 120 meters or 394 feet tall.

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