Lonely Planet Writer

You can take your singing to new heights on the world's first karaoke ferris wheel

If you love riding on ferris wheels and enjoy singing karaoke, your dream combination has just become a reality. The world’s first karaoke ferris wheel has been introduced in Japan, or more precisely, a new karaoke feature has been added to the Big-O, the entertainment complex’s already popular wheel.

The world’s first karaoke ferris wheel has been introduced at Tokyo Dome City. Image: gilaxia via Getty Images

This ferris wheel has already been in existence for over a decade at Tokyo Dome City, and the park’s rollercoaster, the Thunder Dolphin, actually goes right through it. Japan is, of course, the home of karaoke, where people adore singing the lyrics of a song along to recorded instrumental music. In collaboration with Tokyo-based karaoke company, Joysound, karaoke machines complete with microphones have been added to eight of the Big O’s 40 gondolas, which is the world’s largest centre-less ferris wheel.

The world’s first karaoke ferris wheel has been introduced at Tokyo Dome City. Image: John W Banagan/Lonely Planet

As the wheel goes around for a duration of 15 minutes, riders will be able to sing their favourite songs in the car for no extra charge. Up to four people are allowed into the capsule at a time to belt out hits like Let It Go and Beauty and the Beast, and they can choose from a line-up of 50 much-loved hits and classics.

The world’s first karaoke ferris wheel has been introduced at Tokyo Dome City. Image: John S Lander/LightRocket via Getty Images

The new karaoke booths will allow people to take in the stunning sights of the Japanese capital from above, while singing their hearts out from a great height. So if you want to combine two attractions in one, rides cost 820 yen per person and further information is available on Tokyo Dome City’s website.