Great Wheel

Name Great Wheel
Height 94m (308ft)
Diameter 82.3m (270ft)
Opened 7/17/1895
Country UK
Location Earls Court; London
Number of Cabins 40
Passengers per Cabin 40
Seating Capacity 1600
Hourly Capacity 4800
Ride Duration (minutes) 20
Climate Controlled No
Construction Cost Unknown
Status Defunct
Design/Manufacturer Adam Gaddelin and Gareth Watson
Number of Turns (Rotations) Per Ride
VIP Area
Ticket Cost to Ride

Additional Notes: The Great Wheel carried two and a half million passengers in its lifetime. It was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel from 1895 to 1900. The Great Wheel opened on 7/17/1895 in Earls Court; London, UK. The observation wheel is 308 feet tall. There are 40 cabins capable of holding up to 40 people at one time resulting in a seating capacity of 1600 passengers. The duration of the ride was 20 minutes, resulting in a total capacity of 4800 people per hour.

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