New claim for world's tallest Ferris Wheel

Monday, June 30, 2003 4:28 AM
A new wheel, 35m (115ft) taller than the London Eye (135m/443ft) is planned for Singapore's waterfront as early as November 2005.

The Singapore Flyer at 170m/558ft is expected to boost tourism by $53 million & attract more than 1 million new visitors in the first year.

Parts of Malaysia & Indonesia will be visible from the air-conditioned glass capsules.

Is the Eye the current champ? How tall is the proposed Vegas wheel & is that still on track or what?

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Monday, June 30, 2003 6:13 AM
According to the latest information, they are still looking for a place to put the 560ft tall Ferris Wheel. Originally it was to be towards the south end of the strip, then it was to go where Wet'n'Wild is, but they just signed a 10 year lease extention...so who knows?

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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:14 AM
Perhaps they could mount it on a Monorail chasis and put it wherever they feel like it that day. ;)
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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:39 AM
And how does being higher make it any less boring?

Now the World's Tallest Zipper, that'd be something worth going to Singapore for! ;)

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Monday, June 30, 2003 7:41 AM
Oh YAH! Dude, you are a GENIOUS!!!!!! :)

I know what I'm gonna be doodling during my meetings today. ;)

BTW, I can think of a couple other things worth going for...but I'm married. ;)

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*** This post was edited by janfrederick 6/30/2003 11:41:51 AM ***

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Monday, June 30, 2003 8:37 AM
Den, the Eye isn't a thrill ride, sure, but it is amazingly cool.

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Monday, June 30, 2003 9:35 AM
I dunno. I love being up high just to look around, but I'd rather it be in a tower or building so I don't have to keep changing my focus.

Plus Ferris wheels (at least the smaller ones) make me kind of sick. The ones at Hersheypark and the Navy Pier did anyway. Funny that Zippers don't make me sick but tame Ferris wheels do.

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Monday, June 30, 2003 11:41 AM
558ft? wow. That would be pretty cool.

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Monday, June 30, 2003 12:18 PM
You can only do some much with a ferris wheel, but I till don't see the point in building another one.

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Monday, June 30, 2003 1:28 PM
Well, if it were that tall, AND cranked up to 3-4 rpm, yeeee haaawww!

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