Roue de Paris

About The Roue de Paris

The Roue de Paris is a 60 meters or 200 feet tall transportable Ferris Wheel. It was originally installed on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France for the 2000 millennium celebrations. It left Paris in 2002 and has since then been moved to numerous other locations around the world.

It is a Ronald Bussing series R60 wheel and needs no permanent foundations, instead 40,000 liters or 11,000 gallons of water provide a stable base for the Wheel.

Due to its transportable design, it can be put up in 72 hours and taken down in 60 hours by a specialist team. Transport requires seven 20 foot container trucks, ten open trailer trucks, and one closed trailer truck. It weighs 365 tons.

The forty-two pods can be loaded either three or six at a time, and each can accommodate eight passengers.

Ryan M.