Ferris wheels are observed in the Middle East
William Somers issues patent for 16 seat roundabout. George Ferris invents the first Ferris wheel
The Great Wheel in London becomes the world’s tallest Ferris wheel at 308 feet
Big wheel at Blackpool opens. George Ferris dies.
Wiener Riesenrad is erected in Austria
The Grande Roue de Paris becomes the tallest Ferris wheel with a height of 328 feet
New York’s Wonder Wheel is the world’s first eccentric Ferris wheel
Six Flags Astroworld opens the world’s first double Ferris wheel ride manufactured by Intamin
Japan’s Cosmo Clock 21 becomes the tallest Ferris wheel yet, topping out at 353 feet (later increased to 369 feet). The Ferris wheel at Asbury Park is taken down ( it was the oldest operating Ferris w
Tempozan Ferris Wheel opened with a new record of 369 feet
Daikanransha takes tallest record with a height of 377 feet
The London Eye smashes the current record holder with a total height of 443 feet
The Star of Nanching in China becomes the first Ferris wheel over 500 feet tall, with an official height of 525 feet
The Singapore Flyer in Singapore is becomes the world’s tallest open and operating Ferris wheel with a height of 541 feet.
The High Roller in Las Vegas takes the height record.