Giant Wheel

Our Giant Wheel offers the classic Ferris Wheel experience combined with the latest in amusement ride technology.

Ride Description

Nothing exudes a classic World’s Fair experience like a Ferris Wheel.  The Gerstlauer Giant Wheel  carries on this outstanding legacy, bringing the technology and safety into the 21st century.

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Our Giant Wheel offers customers the versatility they need, with a unique and innovative design that allows for installation with traditional foundation footers or with a steel base frame that simply stands on a concrete slab. To ensure that passengers are afforded an unobstructed view once they reach the top the gondola holders are mounted between the ring segments. Custom LED lighting packages are available to make your Giant Wheel a landmark.

Gerstlauer offers their Giant Wheel in 30, 40, 50 and 60-meter models, but other sizes are available upon request. One unique feature of their wheels are the engineering. These wheels require only 4 vertical supports instead of the traditional 8, which significantly saves in foundation and installation costs.  They also offer mobile versions of the ride that can be custom-designed for showmen. One wheel currently touring Germany can be set up with a remote control system and torn down in less than 9 hours!

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Additional Info

Standing at an awe-inspiring height, the Giant Wheel will offer your guests a spectacular, panoramic view of your entire facility and the surrounding area. We can custom-theme the wheel ride to your specific requirements or work with your corporate partner to have it represent their brand.

Tech Specs

30 METER

Height: 33 m (108 ft)
Width: 18 m (59 ft)
Depth: 12 m (40 ft)
Gondolas: 24
Gondola Style: Open
Instant Capacity: 144
Ride Speed: 2.5 rpm
Power Required: 60 kw

50 METER

Height: 50 m (164 ft)
Width: 22 m (72 ft)
Depth: 18 m (59 ft)
Gondolas: 36
Gondola Style: Enclosed
Instant Capacity: 216
Ride Speed: 1.5 rpm
Power Required: 100 kw

40 METER

Height: 40 m (131 ft)
Width: 18 m (59 ft)
Depth: 14 m (46 ft)
Gondolas: 30
Gondola Style: Open
Instant Capacity: 180
Ride Speed: 2 rpm
Power Required: 80 kw

60 METER

Height: 60 m (197 ft)
Width: 23 m (75 ft)
Depth: 20 m (65 ft)
Gondolas: 40
Gondola Style: Enclosed
Instant Capacity: 252
Ride Speed: 1.1 rpm
Power Required: 150 kw