“No Single Riders” on UNO-R’s Ferris Wheel Goes Viral

The Ferris Wheel at UNO-R, prohibiting “single riders,” captures netizens’ attention

UNO-R’S FERRIS WHEEL – Netizens found amusement in a post about the Ferris Wheel that prohibits “Single Riders” or those riding alone.

A Ferris wheel is a type of amusement ride that consists of a large, upright wheel that rotates on a central axis. The wheel is supported by a structural framework, and attached to the outer edge of the wheel are passenger cabins or gondolas. These cabins are suspended from the wheel and are designed to remain upright as the wheel turns.

The ride is named after George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., who designed and constructed the first Ferris wheel for the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition. Ferris created this iconic structure as a response to a design competition seeking a spectacular centerpiece for the exposition, similar to the Eiffel Tower in the previous World’s Fair in Paris.

The Ferris wheel is not just a thrilling ride but also provides riders with a unique and often breathtaking view of the surroundings. As the wheel turns, the cabins ascend and descend, reaching the highest point and offering passengers a panoramic vista of the landscape, cityscape, or event grounds.

Ferris wheels have become popular attractions in amusement parks, fairgrounds, and various entertainment venues around the world. They come in various sizes, with some towering over the landscape, while others are more modest in scale. The ride is a classic symbol of fun and excitement, and its timeless design continues to captivate people of all ages.

Meanwhile, netizens found amusement in Queen Micailah C. Florida’s Facebook post about the Ferris Wheel at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos that prohibits “single riders” or those riding alone. The post garnered positive reactions online, especially from students of the said institution.

“budlay ka requirement ba, dapat by pair” (Is it a challenging requirement, should be in pairs), according to the post’s caption. This amusement ride can be seen and experienced at UNO-R in Bacolod City as they celebrate their University Week starting Monday, November 13, 2023.

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