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Ride on a Ferris Wheel

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A Ferris wheel, named after George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., (sometimes called a big wheel, observation wheel, or, in the case of the very tallest examples, giant wheel) is a nonbuilding structure consisting of a rotating upright wheel with multiple passenger-carrying components (commonly referred to as passenger cars, cabins, capsules, gondolas, or pods) attached to the rim in such a way that as the wheel turns, they are kept upright, usually by gravity.

Some of the largest modern Ferris wheels have cars mounted on the outside of the rim, with electric motors to independently rotate each car to keep it upright. These wheels may be referred to as observation wheels and their cars referred to as capsules. Sometimes these alternative names are also used for wheels with conventional gravity-oriented cars.

The original Ferris wheel was designed and constructed by Ferris as a landmark for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The term Ferris wheel is used generically for all such structures which are now the most common type of amusement ride at state fairs in the United States.[1]

Since the original 1893 Chicago Ferris wheel there have been nine world's tallest-ever Ferris wheels. The current record holder is the 167.6-metre (550 ft) High Roller in Las Vegas, US, which opened to the public in March 2014.

 

Success stories

lira soley

Dec 18 at 09:44 am
did that several times, the last was in vienna

Chloe P

Mar 02 at 21:25 pm
I completed this back when I was dating, I went with a young man to a local Christmas fair that came to my town and there was a Ferris Wheel that I very much wanted to go on! Poor man didn't tell me he was afraid of heights though did he...

Clair Louise

Dec 17 at 22:24 pm
Skegness

Aashi Kapoor

Dec 17 at 15:49 pm
Singapore

XCrossyX XMotoX

Dec 10 at 12:41 pm
childhood

Joseph Tucker

Dec 09 at 03:25 am
It was alright

Lynn Besaw

Jun 07 at 14:57 pm
complete and dont want to do it again

Samiksha Shashikumar

Apr 19 at 16:59 pm
it was actually rlly fun. I could c an amazing view of Bangalore city, India

Fabiana van der Heiden

Apr 16 at 20:06 pm
Did that on serval occasions in serveral cities.

Grace Pearson

Apr 16 at 18:29 pm
Did

Clair Elliott

Apr 16 at 14:49 pm
down in skegness

Kajsa Blom

Apr 09 at 11:31 am
Tampere

Valentina Lomborg

Apr 08 at 05:47 am
Hawaii

Emelie Norrman

Apr 07 at 20:47 pm
It was on Lisberg in Sweden.

Stephanie Crank

Mar 16 at 21:58 pm
it was cool

Ana Luísa Arrunátegui

Mar 16 at 17:22 pm
Vegas

Kerry Robinson

Mar 15 at 19:33 pm
ydhsus

Lara Lou

Mar 14 at 03:23 am
.....

Jessie Miller

Mar 13 at 03:36 am
Fowlerville Fair

Tamara Berends

Mar 13 at 03:12 am
Don't like them.

Naomi Ohayon

Feb 26 at 06:26 am
It's been awhile I was a child and was convinced to try it while on a school trip. It wasn't a big one, but I ended up going on it twice even though I am really scared of heights

Barbaros Gozneli

Feb 20 at 18:13 pm
Tatilya

Tandra Marsh

Feb 07 at 19:23 pm
dad made me ride this at Knott's was terrified never again lol.

Samantha Yore

Jan 22 at 12:46 pm
brad

Lauri C

Jan 22 at 09:51 am
...

glitter dust

Jan 18 at 13:16 pm
did this in skegness

Truus Nackaerts

Jan 14 at 23:07 pm
@ Magisch Maastricht.

Valene Joshua

Jan 14 at 22:58 pm
Corney island

Fathima Esak

Jan 14 at 12:43 pm
Did this in 2014 on a bed date

Shyanne Marlett

Jan 02 at 07:24 am
good

Rebecca Nolletti

Jan 02 at 04:22 am
Fort Campbell 4th of July festival

Nahdi Easter

Jan 02 at 02:15 am
that was the last time I rode a ferris wheel. but the first was years ago at the North Carolina State Fair. I rode with my mom and ex-stepfather. I was a little thang. I just remember going up and seeing all the lights below me.

Yent'l Tilleman

Dec 29 at 02:10 am
After years of delay, finally been on the Ferris weel In Antwerp!!

Alina Masotti

Dec 29 at 00:30 am
Disneyland.

Emma Dane

Dec 28 at 21:23 pm
Hjkk

BabeOnTheGo

Dec 28 at 19:42 pm
It was during my field trip in 2015. In Al-Hokair Land.

Annika Timm

Dec 28 at 14:20 pm
since I am a little girl

Shannon Kokkonen

Dec 28 at 07:02 am
as a kid

Chantal Van de Kolk

Dec 27 at 19:53 pm
50 meters

Billie Andrews

Dec 06 at 22:53 pm
done several times

Kimberley Ann

Nov 07 at 14:05 pm
done

Jasmin Dile

Oct 31 at 17:54 pm
idroscalo

Shawna Liddy

Oct 30 at 22:08 pm
....

Matthew Jones

Oct 23 at 15:27 pm
The London eye is a ferris wheel right