Interesting facts about the Ferris wheel

When you get tired of reality, head to the amusement park.

Amusement parks work like magic, you walk into a park, and suddenly appear in  another world, a world of magic. 

Happy adults, laughing kids, everywhere smells popcorn and everyone eats ice cream, endless rides and labyrinth. Amusement rides are all around you, isn’t it a Wonderland? 

In Yerevan, you can find such a magical place that will turn your day into a memorable holiday. If you are new in  here and you want to know what fun things to do in Yerevan then you definitely come across  Yerevan Park. This amusement park is the best entertainment in Yerevan, it is a great place to spend with your family and friends and just for a day forget about all your problems and have fun like a kid. 

There are a lot of attractions in the park. Nowadays with the development of technology, we have a lot of options for attractions. But we have to state that one of the most favorite attractions still remains  the Ferris wheel

A Ferris wheel is a type of amusement ride that features passenger cabins hung from the wheel's outer edge.

In every country the Ferris wheel has different names, for example in the UK, it's frequently referred to as a Big wheel.

Although George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. created the first Ferris Wheel as a landmark for the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, earlier examples of this type of wheel date back hundreds of years. The most prevalent kind of amusement attraction at state fairs in the United States has evolved into the generic word "Ferris wheel," which is now used in English for all such constructions.


You can operate it manually 

If you type “top 10 tourist attractions in the world” you can find Viennese “The Prater”  amusement park among them. You can find many tourists there every time you go. 

 The Prater has been set in action once more and is now going about its regular leisurely circuits. There is now no better symbol for the city's rebirth than the Giant Ferris Wheel.

The giant Ferris wheel in Vienna was created by the two English engineers Walter Basset and Harry Hitchins to be operated manually in the case of a power failure.

Tallest Ferris wheel

A Ferris wheel named High Roller debuted in Las Vegas, Nevada, in March 2014. The construction now holds the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world with a height of 550 feet or 167.6 meters.


How many passengers can a Ferris wheel accommodate?

A Ferris wheel's capacity is totally determined by the wheel itself. For instance, the first "Chicago wheel," created by George Ferris, could accommodate 2,160 people.

However, not all Ferris wheels are the same, and many smaller carnival wheels feature between 20 and 40 cars with seats for 2-4 people each.

Tourists prefer to visit  not only museums, galleries, and restaurants but also amusement parks. Before visiting a new country every tourist searches for interesting tourist attractions. 

If you travel to Armenia you can find many interesting places.Besides  interesting sightseeing you should visit the amusement park as well, particularly if you travel with your family and kids. 

You can have a great time in Yerevan Park and your “fun travel Yerevan” will be accomplished. 


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