Our 80-meter Giant Wheel on top of E-da Mall in Taiwan shows how you can turn a location into a successful tourist destination
The first Ferris wheel in history was built in 1893, on the occasion of the Universal Expo in Chicago. Over the centuries, the interest in this kind of attraction has never waned, and in the last 10-15 years the popularity of big wheels (the so-called ‘giant wheels’ or ‘observation wheels’) has been increasing dramatically.
Having a beautiful giant wheel permanently, for a few years or even just for certain events is today a must-have for many cities, whether these are capitals and metropolises (such as Dubai, Singapore, Orlando, or Las Vegas, whose huge wheels are permanent and record-breaking) or much smaller but ambitious towns.
When located strategically a giant wheel is a perfect tourist attraction. It becomes an instant landmark to the hosting city or event, whilst giving passengers previously unseen bird’s eye views of the surroundings, and unique experiences.
In recent years, hotels and malls have also been discovering the potential of giant wheels, with wheels mounted on the roofs of luxury hotels and shopping centers. This is exactly the case of our outstanding 80-meter Giant Wheel installed on top of the E-Da Mall, which at a total height of 130m is a sort of lighthouse for the entire shopping and leisure precinct where the mall is located.
DIMENSIONS / 43 x 30 x 80(h) M
WHEEL DIAMETER / 76 M
SEATS / 320
CABINS / 40
LOADING / CONTINUOUS
VERSION / PERMANENT
The Giant Wheel 80 features 40 enclosed cabins, some of which are VIP versions. They are manufactured using aluminium structures connected with special rivets.
The design provides a perfect ride experience thanks to top quality materials, full glazing and comforts.