Designed by Arup and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the Singapore Flyer opened in April, 2008 to great fanfare. Tickets for the first three nights of operation sold out nearly immediately, despite costing S$8,888. Prices have come down significantly since then with a lap now starting at about S$30. "You can put over 1,000 people an hour on the wheel," David Beevers, general manager of the Singapore Flyer, told the AFP. They'll need to maintain that pace to ensure that every one of the attraction's estimated 10 million annual visitors gets to take a spin.