Even after 88 years, a festival for a certain delicious fruit continues to be one of the most-attended in the Sunshine State and top-rated across the country, coming in at #30. From sweet strawberry-smothered treats to headlining performances from notable names like Lynard Skynard, Halestorm, Willie Nelson, Ludacris, The Isley Brothers, The Jacksons and more on this year's docket, it's no surprise. What could make it better? When the 2023 Florida Strawberry Festival rides push limits and hold records — like this year's new addition.
"The newest attraction to #BerryFest23, the Berry Big Wheel, is the tallest mobile ferris wheel in the United States!" reads a post from @flstrawberryfestival, in part. The Instagram post continues on to list out the Berry Big Wheel's numbers, as well as how much it'll cost to take yourself to the top.
Coming in at a staggering 155 feet tall to secure it's title as the tallest mobile Ferris Wheel and containing 6 miles of electrical wiring, this wheel in the sky weighs a whopping 400,000 lbs. With 36 gondolas, it has a total of 216 seats to accommodate all its potential riders.