Discover the World’s 7 Tallest Observation Wheels

Get out your bucket list and take notes!

High Roller, Las Vegas, NV – The World’s Tallest Observation WheelHigh Roller Las Vegas

High Roller – Las Vegas | ©Norm Lanier/Flickr

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 CoastOrlando Eye

Orlando Eye | ©Jeff Turner/Flickr

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 AttractionLondon Eye

London Eye | ©Neil Howard/Flickr

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)Eye of the Emirates

Eye of the Emirates | ©Bo Nielsen/Flickr

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.

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer | ©Indraneel Biswas/Flickr

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 WheelWiener Riesenrad Ferris Wheel

Wiener Riesenrad at Wurstelprater – Vienna, Austria | ©Clark & Kim Kays/Flickr

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)Wonder Wheel

The Wonder Wheel | ©Kwan Cheung Ho/Flickr

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!

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