Ferris wheels are a typical date activity. You and your romantic partner can enjoy spectacular views as you slowly swirl through the sky. They are slow but relaxing. A Japanese amusement park puts Ferris wheels on a new spin, um.
But what about stand next to your date, locked in a cage above the landscape below? Hello everyone has different Ideas for fun!
This summer, Fuji-Q Highland theme park will install two prison-like cages on its Shining Flower ferris wheel. (The remaining cars remain unchanged.) In the picture above you can see an artistic interpretation of the attraction.
The official publication explains that the thrill for visitors is to be locked in a “windswept cage”, to be able to see the group through the cracks in the pen below while enduring the ridicule during the 11 minute rotation to be locked up.
Quality. I’ll pass!
However, Ferris wheels are extremely popular in Japan – among the that surprised me when I first arrived two decades ago. For example, there is even a ferris wheel on top of a department store in Osaka’s Umeda, which is a local landmark.
The first Ferris wheel was built for the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, while Japan got its first in 1907 risen across the land. At the time of writing, there were nine Ferris wheels in Japan that were over 100 meters tall. Currently the tallest wheel in the country, the Redhorse Osaka Wheel, is 123 meters high. In comparison, the London Eye is 135 meters tall and the high roller in Las Vegas, the tallest in the world, is 167.6 meters (550 feet) tall.
The Shiny Flower Cages will start operating on July 21st with tickets priced at 800 yen ($ 7.30) each..