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Coachella Ferris Wheel – The World’s Largest Transportable Ferris Wheel!

Coachella Ferris Wheel – The World’s Largest Transportable Ferris Wheel!

Did You Know Coachella’s Beautiful Ferris Wheel…

by Kat Ballard

That beautiful Ferris wheel at Coachella (Le Grande Wheel) is the world’s largest transportable Ferris wheel, only second in size to the London Eye and Le Grande Roue de Paris; both are so big they remain stationary. The Wheel arrives in 22 containers, it is transported to Reliant Park in 17 18-wheelers. Assembly required the use of a 60-ton crane and took 10 days to complete.

After spending 20 years as a ticket taker at carnivals, Ron Bussink, 43, envisioned this fabulous wheel. The ingenious Swiss designer is now president and chief executive officer of  Nauta Brussink, Inc. which manufactured the wheel.

It took three years to build and requires more electrical power than all other rides at most fairs.

The wheel reaches heights of more than 150 feet. It is easily the highest vantage point for viewing the festival in its entirety.  

Yet the Ferris wheel continues to serve various purposes to festival-goers. Metaphorically speaking, it is the North Star to the event. Everything can be found in accordance to where it is in respect to the Ferris wheel.

Getting separated from your group is no longer an issue, because the easy solution, if you get lost, is: “Just meet me at the Ferris wheel.”

View from Coachella Ferris Wheel by Kat Ballard

View from Coachella Ferris Wheel by Kat Ballard

View from Coachella Ferris Wheel by Kat Ballard

View from Coachella Ferris Wheel by Kat Ballard

View from Coachella Ferris Wheel by Kat Ballard

View from Coachella Ferris Wheel by Kat Ballard

 

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