Miami will soon be getting its very own observation ferris wheel, joining other cities around the world that enjoy similar attractions. Proposed for erection at Bayside Marketplace in Miami’s buzzing Downtown, Skywheel will be a 176-foot-tall attraction providing panoramic views of Miami, and will spin slowly enough so that passengers can take photos. Each air-conditioned ride will last about 15 minutes, and the attraction will be open daily from 10 am to midnight, with extended hours until 1 am on special occasions such as New Year’s Eve.
Miami Skywheel will be the latest addition to the growing list of iconic ferris wheels in cities around the world. For die-hard ferris wheel enthusiasts or those that like to rate the coolest cities in the world by ferris wheel :), here are some others for you to check out:
Ferris Wheels From Around The World
- High Roller, located in Las Vegas, with a height of 550 feet, is currently the tallest ferris wheel in the world. (Photo credit: Las Vegas Blog)
- The Singapore Flyer, built in 2008, is the second tallest Ferris wheel in the world and delivers amazing views of Singapore. (Photo credit: Singapore Tourism Board)
- The Melbourne Star in Australia is the only giant observation wheel in the southern hemisphere, providing a stunning 360-degree view of Melbourne. (Photo credit: Victoria Tourism Board)
- The Weiner Riesenrad in Vienna, Austria, built in 1897, is the oldest ferris wheel in the world that is still in operation. (Photo credit: Weiner Riesenrad)
- The Wonder Wheel in Coney Island, NY, built in 1920, is another ferris wheel with an impressive history, and still operates as one of Coney Island’s oldest and most beloved attractions. (Photo credit: Trip Savvy)
- The Centennial Wheel in Chicago opened in 2016, replacing the old Navy Pier Ferris Wheel with a taller and longer ride than its predecessor. (Photo credit: Navy Pier)
- The Bohai Eye in Weifang, China is another of the world's largest ferris wheels, and the largest spoke-less wheel, at a height of 475 feet. (Photo credit: jessie901220 on steemit)
- Niagara SkyWheel is a favorite Niagara Falls attraction located on the Canadian side of the border, and provides opportunities to take awesome photos of the falls. (Photo credit: Clifton Hill)
- The London Eye is the tallest ferris wheel in Europe and one of London’s most famous attractions, providing spectacular views of London’s most beloved landmarks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
- The Pacific Park Wheel on California’s Santa Monica Pier is the world's first solar-powered ferris wheel and provides expansive views of the city and coastline as well as light shows for viewers on the ground. (Photo credit: Discover Los Angeles)
- The Big O in Tokyo is the world's largest, as well as the world’s most unique ferris wheel, as the hub-less structure is built with a giant roller coaster that runs through its center. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
While Miami SkyWheel is still in the stages of negotiating it's building permits, we’re certain that it will become one of Miami’s most beloved tourist attractions.