Photo by Lina Kivaka
Photo by Lina Kivaka.

The first Ferris wheel was designed and built by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The original Ferris Wheel was built to rival the newly constructed Eiffel Tower in Paris. It was the largest attraction at the World's Fair, and was the first ever Ferris wheel. The wheel was constructed of steel and was 264 feet (80 m) in diameter, with a weight of 2,000 tons. It carried 36 cars, each of which could accommodate 60 people. The wheel rotated on a pair of 45-foot-diameter (14 m) wheels and was powered by two 1,000-horsepower (750 kW) steam engines.

characteristics of a wheel of fortune.

A ferris wheel typically has a central axle with a number of large spokes radiating outward from the axle. The axle is supported by a large frame or structure, which may be enclosed or open. The frame typically has a number of seats or benches attached to it, on which riders can sit. The ferris wheel may also have a number of lights attached to it, which can make it visible at night.

Most popular wheels of fortune

  • The London Eye is the world's tallest ferris wheel (135 m)
  • The Singapore Flyer is the world's second tallest ferris wheel (165 m)
  • The High Roller is the world's tallest ferris wheel (168 m)
  • The Star of Nanchang is the world's fourth tallest (165 m)

Love story on a ferris wheel

In 2009, a couple in the United Kingdom got engaged on a ferris wheel. The man, who was a pilot, had arranged for a banner to be attached to the ferris wheel that said "Marry Me?" The couple met while they were both working at an airport.

When I was young, I often went to the amusement park with my parents. There was a ferris wheel in the amusement park. I was very scared when I saw it. I was afraid that I would fall down when the ferris wheel turned around. So I never dared to ride on it.

One day, my father took me to the amusement park again. He saw that I was still afraid of the ferris wheel, so he took me to ride on it. I was very scared at first, but when the ferris wheel started turning, I found that it was not as scary as I thought. I even shouted with excitement.

After that, I often rode the ferris wheel with my father. I even became the captain of the ferris wheel. I liked the feeling of being high in the sky and looking down at the world.