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5 of the world's best Ferris wheels

12 February 2020 08:59

Discover the world's best Ferris wheels

Discover the world's best Ferris wheels

From the tallest to the brightest and a few in between, is there any better way to experience a new destination than from above? Discover new skylines around the world aboard these fantastic Ferris wheels...

1. Riesenra, Austria

Take a trip to Vienna and experience the world's oldest operating ferris wheel. First constructed in 1827, this world-famous wheel stands 65 metres tall over Prater amusement park, home to a number of other classic attractions such as carousels, a ghost train and hall of mirrors. Riesenra is open all year round, offering breathtaking views of the historic city from winter through summer.

2. High Roller, USA

If it's height that impresses you, head over to the Nevada desert for a ride on the aptly named High Roller, towering a huge 550 feet over the centre of the Las Vegas Strip. As the world's tallest observation wheel (at least for now), the High Roller offers riders 360 degree views of Las Vegas Valley. Some cabins even come with an open bar service!

3. Cosmo Clock 21, Japan

Standing 100 metres high over Yokohama's Minato Mirai district, take to one of Cosmo Clock 21's 60 colourful gondolas and enjoy views of everything from Yokohama Landmark Tower and Yokohama Bay, to Mt. Fuji and the Shinjuku skyscrapers. If you're in the mood to ride twice, Cosmo is a must-see at night too, with the wheel itself illuminated by an incredible light show.

4. Tianjin Eye, China

Definitely worth a visit is the Yongle Bridge Tianjin Eye, the only ferris wheel in the world built over water. Constructed on a bridge over the Hai River, the Tianjin Eye is a steady 20 to 40 minute ride depending on the weather, offering plenty of time to enjoy the surrounding scenery.

5. The Pacific Wheel, USA

Step off at Santa Monica Pier to experience the world's only solar-powered Ferris wheel. Featuring more than 174,000 energy-efficient lights, this quirky attraction comes into its own after dark with dynamic, computer generated light shows offering dramatic entertainment to brighten your evening.

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