Ferris Wheel Ride Hire
The Ferris Wheel is suitable for visitors of all ages and offers a welcome respite from white knuckle rides and faster-paced attractions. We recommend combining your Ferris Wheel attraction with the ever-popular Helter Skelter for the younger visitors at your event.
- Capacity: 36
- Footprint: 9.2m x 12.2m
- Height: 14.1m
- Setup time: 2 hours.
- Height: passenger limitations: 1m or with adult
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Why Choose Us
- We provide rides and attractions nationwide and can accommodate various sizes of event.
- Competitive rates are provided on all of our ride hires.
- Our friendly team will be happy to offer ongoing support and answer any queries you may have.
- Get a free quote easily and quickly – we offer discounted rates on multiple ride hires.
- All rides are built efficiently and safely, adhering to all safety and industry standards.
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Mr. Ferris’s invention weighed 1,300 tonnes and held over 1,400 passengers, it was the biggest Ferris Wheel in the world from 1893 to 1895 When the great wheel was built for the Empire of India Exhibition at Earls Court, London, in the United Kingdom. Construction began in March 1894 at the works of Maudslay, Sons, and Field in Greenwich and it opened to the public on 17 July 1895.
The wheel rotated on a 71 tonne, 45.5-foot axle comprising what was at that time the world’s largest hollow forging, manufactured in Pittsburgh by the Bethlehem Iron Company and weighing 40 tonnes, together with two 16-foot-diameter (4.9 m) cast-iron spiders weighing 24 tonnes.
There were 36 cars, each fitted with 40 revolving chairs and able to accommodate up to 60 people, giving a total capacity of 2,160. The wheel carried some 38,000 passengers daily and took 20 minutes to complete two revolutions, the first involving six stops to allow passengers to exit and enter and the second a nine-minute non-stop rotation, for which the ticket holder paid 50 cents.
The Exposition ended in October 1893, and the wheel closed in April 1894 and was dismantled and stored until the following year. It was then rebuilt on Chicago’s North Side, near Lincoln Park, next to an exclusive neighborhood. This prompted William D. Boyce, then a local resident, to file a Circuit Court action against the owners of the wheel to have it removed, but without success. It operated there from October 1895 until 1903, when it was again dismantled, then transported by rail to St. Louis for the 1904 World’s Fair and finally destroyed by controlled demolition using dynamite on May 11, 1906.