Macau’s Golden Reel will be the world’s first figure-eight Ferris wheel

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Macau's Golden Reel will be the world's first figure-eight Ferris wheel

A unique new attraction is set to be launched along with the Studio City entertainment resort in Macau, China. It is claimed that the Golden Reel Ferris will be the highest in Asia. It will also reportedly be the first in the world to take a figure-eight form.

Studio City will be a US$3.2billion movie-themed complex run by casino and entertainment firm Melco Crown Entertainment. The resort will feature a hotel, a range of dining options, gaming areas and luxury shopping. It will also boast a 5,000-seat multi-purpose entertainment venue for music, theater and sporting events; a 300-seat live-audience TV broadcast studio for reality and game-show productions; a 40,000- sq ft family entertainment center; and a nightclub.

According to Melco Crown, the Golden Reel will be the the “centerpiece attraction” of the soon-to-opened resort. It will be located between the resort hotel’s two central towers, 130 m (427 ft) off the ground. The movie-inspired design is said to be based on the idea of two flaming asteroids crashed through the building, leaving two large holes around which the figure-eight shape is made. []