Are there other Sky Wheels to take after Chongqing Amusement Park?
Sky Wheel at Chongqing Amusement Park is part of the city memory of many people.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The “retirement” of the Sky Wheel at Chongqing Amusement Park arouses a heated discussion among the people. In Chongqing, people have many other choices after it closes.
There are four Sky Wheels in urban Chongqing. They are located at Chongqing Amusement Park, Happy Valley, Shengming World Trade & Universal City and the Olympic Sports Center. Except for the one at the Olympic Sports Center, the others are middle- and large-sized Sky Wheels in excess of 30m. Despite the single rotation mode, people can still see different views during the rotation.
On July 8, the Sky Wheel at Chongqing Happy Valley, the Chongqing Eye was opened to the public. This 120m high Sky Wheel has 48 compartments, each with room for six people. It takes 23 minutes for a complete rotation. It is the highest Sky Wheel in China and the sixth highest in the world. To offer the best views of Chongqing to visitors, every compartment is equipped with an air conditioner to allow the visitors more comfort to enjoy the fine views in both winter and summer.
The opening of Shengming World Trade & Universal City on September 27 brought people the first show of the Sky Wheel located in it. People could have a panoramic view of the Jialing and Yangtze Rivers on the Sky Wheel.
The manager of Chongqing Amusement Park said that “The true value of a Sky Wheel for a city is not merely limited to the economic value. Every city has a Sky Wheel, such as the Paris, Tokyo, Washington and Hong Kong, or some local cities. Sky Wheel, jet coaster and merry-go-round are three representative events at amusement park. Sky Wheel represents the amusement park and makes the park perfect.”
The manager also explained that every year, many activities, such as blind date, courtship ritual, ornamental plant bonsai exhibition, auto show and tea party, would be convened in front of the Sky Wheel at Chongqing Amusement Park. Sky Wheel cannot be replaced by any one of the other facilities in the amusement park because of its symbolic significance to love and a city. Sky Wheel is not merely a recreation facility, but also a symbol of the amusement park. (Translated by Xu Mengmiao, Fathom Language Limited)