Sky Dream Fukuoka
The Sky Dream Fukuoka (スカイドリームフクオカ?) was a Ferris wheel which operated at Evergreen Marinoa in the city of Fukuoka, Japan, from 2001 until September 2009. It stood 120 metres (390 ft) tall, making it the tallest Ferris wheel in Japan during its years of operation, and the tallest Ferris wheel ever built in Japan.
The gondolas were all air conditioned and accessible for wheelchair-users. One revolution took approximately 20 minutes.
Sky Dream Fukuoka closed from 26 September 2009. It was subsequently sold to a Taiwanese company for shipping and rebuilding in Taiwan. Dismantling work commenced in 2010, although work was disrupted in July 2011 when supports failed, causing two cranes involved in dismantling to topple over, injuring one workman and damaging four cars.
- The Bigger Ferris Wheels Get, the More Cash Flows New York Times, 28-07-2007
- "大観覧車スカイドリームフクオカ前売りチケット購入分の払戻しについて" [Refunds for Sky Dream Fukuoka advance ticket sales] (pdf) (in Japanese). Japan: Everland. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
- "解体中の観覧車支柱が倒壊…クレーンも転倒、１人けが 福岡" [Ferris wheel supports fail - cranes topple, injuring one]. msn Sankei News (in Japanese). Japan: The Sankei Shimbun & Sankei Digital. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
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