Friday, December 1, 2023

Chance Rides to Manufacture 250 ft Tall Bussink Observation Wheel

Wichita, KS, USA — Chance Rides has signed a long term license agreement with Bussink Design GmbH for the exclusive rights to manufacture and sell the R80XL Giant Observation Wheel in North America. Chance Rides will market the R80XL under an affiliate company, Chance American Wheels.

The R80XL Giant Observation Wheel is a non-stop revolving wheel that stands over 250 ft (78m) tall and is the highest wheel built to date in North America since the original Ferris Wheel built in 1893 for the Chicago Worlds Fair. It has 54 eight passenger or 27 sixteen passenger climate controlled cabins. Cabins are available in many different configurations including standing, seated back to back or facing and there is even an option for lush VIP cabins. The cabins allow for full 360 degree view of the surrounding area making the R80XL Giant Observation Wheel the perfect stand-alone tourist attraction in any qualified location. The first R80XL is currently in final assembly in Munich, Germany and will be delivered in the beginning of next year.

Chance American Wheels will promote the R80XL Giant Wheel and have on display a full-sized R80XL cabin at the IAAPA Attractions Expo, November 13 – 16th in Orlando, FL, located in booth #4824.

Chance American Wheels is an affiliate company of Chance Rides, Inc., a family owned business located in Wichita, Kan. For more information visit

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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