North America’s Largest Traveling Ferris Wheel

Today (Friday, January 11, 2018 if you are reading this post on a different date) was opening day for the South Florida Fair on a new edition full of new acts and entertainment options. One of them, the North America’s largest traveling Ferris wheel.

Promoted as the “ride of a lifetime”, this Ferris wheel took three days to complete its set-up at the South Florida Fair Midway.

The massive wheel reaches a peak height of 155 feet. It even required FAA clearance, said Rick Vymlatil, CFE, president/CEO of the South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. in his opening ceremony speech.

The North America’s largest traveling Ferris wheel is also equipped with more than 524,000 individual LED red, green, blue, yellow, orange and purple lights, making it the brightest spectacle at the fair. Its 36 gondolas hold six riders each.

So hopefully you can see the ocean from as far as 8 miles away during your ride at the 2018 fair.

Disclaimer: this photo was taken by VisitWPB photographers on December 12, 2017. You may use this photo for editorial purposes crediting VisitWPB Inc.

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North America’s Largest Traveling Ferris Wheel is at the South Florida Fair. Promoted as the “ride of a lifetime”, the massive wheel reaches a peak height of 155 feet.