of Observation Wheel capsules.
Many major tourist cities now offer a unique travel experience: big wheels! They are becoming a more and more impressive way to visit a city from another angle; Montreal, Las Vegas, Shenzhen, London and Dubai all have their own observation wheel. Achievements involving POMA’s unparalleled expertise: design studies and production, as well as on-site installation of capsules.
of big wheels
There are two types of big wheels for which POMA is a key partner.
- Ferris wheels, for which POMA manufactures gondola capsules, as in the case of Hong Kong
- Observation wheels, which are larger in size and for which POMA produces capsules with a unique design, as is the case for Dubai, Las Vegas or London.
London • 2000
32 air-conditioned capsules
Las Vegas • 2014
28 panoramic capsules
48 panoramic capsules – 40 people/capsule
Shenzhen • 2021
and mastered production
Since London and the production of the 32 ovoid capsules of the London Eye in 2000, POMA has developed unique expertise and complete mastery in manufacturing the capsules for big wheels. All the engineering expertise on design and safety acquired for producing aerial ropeway capsules has been used for the manufacture of capsules for big wheels.
POMA is now recognised as a world leader in the design and creation of observation capsules.
Standard or custom-made products
Each new big wheel project is more ambitious than the previous one to offer a unique experience. POMA adapts its capsules to meet the specific needs of each project and make each big wheel stand out
- panoramic observation capsules
- air-conditioned capsules
- high-capacity capsules
- VIP capsules that can offer bar or restaurant services that can be hired for events or business meetings
Additional services for an unforgettable experience
To ensure complete satisfaction and experience onboard the capsules , POMA offers connected services. Promotional or augmented reality screens to provide information while inside the capsules on activities adjacent to the observation wheel, on the city (restaurant, parks, events, outings, etc.) or information on the views and their history from the wheel. Like the 28 panoramic capsules of the High Roller in Las Vegas, each capsule is equipped with 8 video screens and can carry 40 passengers for a 45-minute ride.
Giant Wheel capsules
POMA has been in the big wheel market for many years. The London Eye was the precursor in our ability to handle complex projects, thanks to an agile organisation and a mastery of technology. We have regularly continued to work on smaller wheels: Baku (Azerbaijan), Chicago, Hong Kong, etc. Today the big wheels of Dubai and Shenzhen confirm POMA’s place in this amusement sector
All our references
of Observation Capsules
Hong Kong Wheel
China – Hong Kong – 2014
POMA produced the 45 cabins for the Hong Kong observation wheel in China. The observation wheel offers spectacular views over the bay and megacity centre, both during the day and at night.Read
United Arab Emirates – Dubai – 2020
For the world’s largest observation wheel, commissioned for the Dubai World Expo, POMA built 48 outsized capsules, the largest and heaviest ever produced. The teams came up with evermore ingenious product development solutions and met a very high level of customer demand.Read
Shenzhen Observation Wheel
China – Shenzhen – 2020
POMA produced the 28 capsules of the observation wheel for the Chinese megalopolis of Shenzhen. Developed specifically to withstand a very hot and humid climate, they presented a real technical challenge, which the group’s teams managed to overcome.Read
England – London – 2000
Right in the heart of London, on the banks of the River Thames, 32 rotating capsules climb to 135 m, taking visitors above the rooftops of London for an exceptional view of the entire capital.Read
The High Roller
United states – Las Vegas – 2014
Caesars Entertainment has entrusted the POMA Group with the design and manufacture of the High Roller observation wheel capsules. A flagship attraction of “The Linq”, a new urban and entertainment district in Las Vegas.Read