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Cairns Council looks to bring back Westshell’s giant Ferris Wheel for lengthy stay

Cairns Council looks to bring back Westshell’s giant Ferris Wheel for lengthy stay
February 17, 2020

Cairns Regional Council plans to invite Westshell Pty Ltd to bring back its 35-metre high travelling Ferris Wheel to Cairns from June for a possible eight-month stay.

The decision follows the success of the Ferris Wheel’s three month trial from September to November 2019, which resulted in over 65,000 rides.

The attraction is credited with bringing people into Cairns, with 43% of users identified as residents in the Cairns Regional Council area.

During the trial period, a number of activations and collaborations with businesses and organisations were undertaken in conjunction with the Ferris Wheel operation.

The operations of Westshell's travelling Ferris Wheel were featured in Australasian Leisure Management issue 135.

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