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High Roller, Las Vegas, NV – The World’s Tallest Observation Wheel
Surpassing the Singapore Flyer in height by 9 feet, the High Roller is currently the world’s tallest observation wheel and overlooks the Las Vegas Strip – where big things happen.
Orlando Eye, Orlando, FL – The Largest Observation Wheel on the East Coast
With the recent completion (opened to the public on May 4, 2015) and a record-setting daredevil feat by Nick Wallenda, there is now one more grand reason to visit Orlando. The Eye is only part of the I-Drive 360 complex that will feature Orlando Sea Life Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Skeletons Animals Unveiled, and Arcade City.
London Eye, London, UK – London’s Most Visited Tourist Attraction
Officially called the Coca-Cola London Eye, it is the most visited (paid) attraction in London. A great way to start your sightseeing, view London from 444 feet above the River Thames.
Dubai Eye, Dubai, UAE – World’s Tallest Observation Wheel (Once Completed)
In classic Dubai style, the plan is to “build” an island and then add a Ferris Wheel that will be 1.5 times the size of the London eye! Look for the opening sometime in 2017.
Singapore Flyer, Republic of Singapore – World’s Tallest Observation Wheel Outside the U.S.
Enjoy a champagne flight, a romantic dinner flight, or high tea flight aboard the Singapore Flyer overlooking the Marina Bay and some of the world’s most fascinating architectural sights, including the Esplanade Theatres, the ArtScience Museum, and the Flower Dome.
Wiener Riesenrad Ferris Wheel, Vienna, Austria – World’s Oldest Operating Ferris Wheel
Known as the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel, this impressive attraction has been thrilling riders since 1897! It was the tallest extant Ferris Wheel until 1985.
The New York Wheel, Staten Island, NY – World’s Tallest Observation Wheel (Once Completed)
There’s a new attraction coming to New York, and it won’t be in Manhattan. Part of a larger waterfront development, the New York Wheel is planned to open early 2017 and is touted to accommodate up to 1,440 people per cycle ride in the St. George district of Staten Island.
Start planning your bucket list to all seven attractions now, because at this pace, there will be even more new ‘tallest’ attractions coming soon!