We have already seen some pretty strange Ferris Wheels from around the world, but not many of them were very tall. The ten you are about to see are the worlds tallest and some of them are so tall they need sealed ride cars so its riders don’t pass out! It might sound crazy, but these really are the biggest of big wheels…
The Top 10 Tallest Ferris Wheels and Observation Wheels in the World
10 – The Changsha Ferris Wheel, China – Highest point of ride: 120 m (394 ft)
9 – The Tianjin Eye, China – Highest point of ride: 120 m (394 ft)
Featuring 48 passenger capsules in which 8 people can enjoy the views over Tianjin which gives this ride a mind-blowing total of 768 riders each and every hour!
8 – The Melbourne Star, Australia – Highest point of ride: 120 m (394 ft)
The beautiful Melbourne Star is located in the Docklands area of Melbourne and really is a star shape with seven spokes which is supposed to reflect the seven-pointed star located on the Australian flag.
7 – The Suzhou Ferris Wheel, China – Highest point of ride: 120 m (394 ft)
This 20-minute ride can be enjoyed by a massive 60 passengers in each cabin which means it has a maximum rider count of over 300! You wouldn’t want to be in one of these pods with 59 other people no matter how good the view is!
6 – The Orlando Eye, United States – Highest point of ride: 122 m (400 ft)
Currently known as the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye it is run and owned by the same company (Merlin Entertainments) who also own the London Eye and many other attractions all over the world.
5 – The Redhorse Osaka Wheel, Japan – Highest point of ride: 123 m (404 ft)
Any rider of this observation wheel gets a stunning panoramic view over the city of Osaka and even below you thanks to the pod’s transparent floors! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any scarier!
4 – The London Eye, UK – Highest point of ride: 135 m (443 ft)
Once upon a time this observation wheel was called The Millennium Wheel and was only supposed to be operating for a year or two. But now 18 years later it is, of course, is still going.
3 – The Star of Nanchang, China – Highest point of ride: 160 m (525 ft)
Located in the city of Nanchang is this Ferris wheel that has 60 enclosed air-conditioned gondola that can carry up to 8 people meaning it has a maximum of 480 riders!
2 – The Singapore Flyer, Singapore – Highest point of ride: 165 m (541 ft)
This super-sized observation wheel took two and a half years to build and can take a maximum of 784 riders for a ride and often gets close to that number almost every day.
1 – The High Roller, United States – Highest point of ride: 167.6 m (550 ft)
This giant Ferris wheel located on the Las Vegas Strip is currently the world’s tallest Ferris wheel but there are many more still on the design board that would dwarf it. But until they get built, this one remains the king of them all.