These six countries own the coolest Ferris Wheel – some are star-shaped, resemble the number 8, the ancient one, and some even one with karaoke facilities.
1. Wiener Riesenrad (Austria)
Here is the trademark of Vienna, the capital of Austria. In German, Riesenrad means giant wheel. The location is in the Prater Amusement Park in the Leopoldstad District. This ferris wheel is a vehicle that is much favored by tourists who come to the amusement park. By riding the Riesenrad, for about 30 minutes, you can enjoy the view of the Prater and Leopoldstad Amusement Parks from a height of 60 meters.
The Riesenrad has existed since 1897. So, it’s really old. Riesenrad was built to commemorate 50 years of the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1944, the Riesenrad was damaged by World War II. If you want to enjoy the thrill of riding the Reisenrad, you have to prepare € 12 or the equivalent of around IDR 190,000.
2. Niagara SkyWheel (Canada)
Niagara is indeed one of the waterfalls that is quite popular in the world. It is located on the border of Canada and the United States. In addition to being the name of the waterfall, Niagara is also the name of the Ferris wheel, the Niagara SkyWheel.
Niagara SkyWheel is the biggest windmill in Canada. It stands 175 feet or about 53 meters. The Ferris Wheel was opened to the public in 2006 and costs around $ 10 million or around Rp130 billion. There are 42 cabins in Niagara SkyWheel and the temperature in each cabin can be adjusted according to the season. During winter, the temperature inside the cabin feels will be set to warm, and during the summer, the temperature in the cabin can be set to cool. Very comfortable, right?
For 8-12 minutes up the Niagara SkyWheel, you can enjoy the beautiful views of Horseshoe and American Fall (parts of Niagara Falls), Niagara River and Niagara Park. More fun if you ride right at night because you can see the colorful waterfall. If you want to try Niagara SkyWheel you have to go to Clifton Hill. The ticket price is $ 12 or around IDR.156,000.
3. Melbourne Star (Australia)
As the name implies, the Melbourne Star Ferris wheel features a star in the middle. The star consists of seven parts that represent seven stars on the Australian flag. The Ferris Wheel, originally called Southern Star, is located at Waterfront Way, Dockland District, Melbourne. When you come to Melbourne Star at night, you will be amazed by its beauty. That’s because this light is equipped with LEDs that make it emit colorful light.
What makes it exciting, the manager provides sparkling flight services. Through this service, you can enjoy a glass of wine while riding Melbourne Star. There is also a private cabin service that you can use to get an exclusive experience riding Melbourne Star with your beloved one or family.
The Ferris Wheel, which has a height of 120 meters, was officially opened in 2008. However, 40 days later, the operation was stopped due to damage to the building structure. After being rebuilt, Melbourne Star was reopened in 2013. How much money should you prepare to be able to ride the Melbourne Star? Well, you have to prepare an amount of AUD 12 or the equivalent of around IDR 270,000
4. Golden Reel (Macau)
The Ferris wheel is very unique. Why? First, the Golden Reel is the world’s first in 8th figure shape. Second, the Golden Reel is located in the middle of the building, the Studio Macau hotel building. Third, the Golden Reel’s framework is made of gold. It must be exciting, if you can ride the Golden Reel.
There are 17 cabins in the Golden Reel that are ready to take you to explore Macau from a height of 130 meters. The “entrance” to ride the Golden Reel is the third floor of the Macau Studio hotel. When weekdays, the Golden Reel is open at 12.00 – 20.00. At weekend, open at 11:00 to 21:00. The entry ticket price is around IDR 140,000. The best time to ride the Golden Reel is at 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. because at that hour you can see the sparkling beauty of Macau bathed in colorful lights. Oh, yes, the Golden Reel is the 8th highest building in Asia.
5. Big O (Japan)
The Big O in Japan is no less unique than the Golden Reel in Macau. This Ferris Wheel is the only one in the world that doesn’t have a central hub. Because it doesn’t have a hub, the center of the light is used as a roller coaster trajectory.
Not only that, since 2017, the manager provides karaoke facilities. Yes, you can sing with your friends in this Ferris Wheel’s cabin. There are 8 cabins equipped with karaoke facilities. Big O is located in the Tokyo Dome City entertainment center. The ticket price is 820 yen or around IDR 104,000.
6. Cakra Manggilingan (Indonesia)
It is located in Sindu Kusuma Edupark, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta. With a height of 48 meters, this Ferris Wheel became the highest in Indonesia and was ranked as the 6th highest wheel in Southeast Asia. The position of the Chakra Manggilingan is in the middle of the pool. Simply by paying IDR 35,000, for 7 minutes, you can be satisfied to enjoy the sights of Yogyakarta as well as Mount Merapi from the height.
Source: Mister Aladin