Europe is home to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and attractions, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome, and the Tower of London. But arguably, one of the most impressive feats of engineering in the continent is the towering Ferris wheel.
The world’s largest Ferris wheel is located in Europe, and it is known as the High Roller. Standing at a whopping 550 feet (167.6 meters) tall, the High Roller is located in Las Vegas, United States, but it is owned and operated by a British company, the London Eye Ferris Wheel Corporation.
Built in 2014, the High Roller is the world’s tallest Ferris wheel and it is also the world’s largest observation wheel, as it can accommodate up to 1,120 passengers in its 28 capsules. The wheel has a total diameter of 520 feet (158.5 meters) and is illuminated by 2,000 LED lights, making it one of the most iconic landmarks in Las Vegas.
A ride on the High Roller lasts for 30 minutes and it provides passengers with stunning views of the Las Vegas skyline, the nearby desert, and the mountain range. The wheel is equipped with a 4K video screen and audio system, allowing passengers to watch videos and listen to music while they take in the views.
The High Roller is not the only Ferris wheel in Europe. The London Eye, located in London, is the second-largest Ferris wheel in Europe, standing at a height of 443 feet (135 meters). Built in 2000, the London Eye is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the UK, welcoming over 3.75 million visitors each year.
Other popular Ferris wheels in Europe include the Star of Nanchang in China, the Skyview Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel in Austria.
The High Roller is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe, offering unparalleled views and an exciting experience for all who ride it. Whether you’re visiting Las Vegas or London, don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a ride on the world’s largest Ferris wheel.