Maybe I am not a fan of Ferris Wheels, but definitely I have rode one. But that doesn’t underestimate the prowess of large machines, circling and making people sick.
The world is currently in a race to built the World’s Largest Ferris Wheel. But why Ferris Wheel? Can’t they outrun the best Roller Coaster in the world, which is Kinda Ka in New Jersey
, which holds the record for the largest drop, tallest, and fastest coaster. But why does it take for a circle to be this wanted?
The record for the World’s tallest ferris wheel is currently held by Singapore’s Flyer
. The Flyer opens in March 2008 with the price tag of S$ 8,888 Singapore dollars (US$6,271), for the first rides, and prices are expected to drop off on the next months with its regular scheduled rides, to $29.50. It will have a soft launch for limited spaces from February 11, 2008 to February 14, 2008, in time for the Valentines Day, where couples would be cuddling each other.
But its run as the worlds tallest will soon be broken when the Beijing Great Wheel completes the construction in mid-2009. At its highest point, the rider can see the Great Wall of China, which is almost 40 miles from where the wheel stands. That’s covering almost a sixth of the country. It is expected to open to the public on August 1st, 2009.
Look at the comparison.
So how about Enchanted Kingdom’s or Star City’s or even that one near SM Mall of Asia? When will the Philippines be ready for its own Ferris Wheel competition?