The world’s tallest observation wheel opened in Las Vegas on Monday at the LINQ.
The 550-foot wheel takes riders on a 30-minute ride and has 28 glass-enclosed and air-conditioned gondolas that can each hold up to 40 people. At full capacity, more than 1,100 can ride at the same time. It’s not made to be a thrill ride, but rather designed to provide stunning views of The Strip and surrounding mountains.
“The panoramic view your get of the city is tremendous,” said Eric Eberhart, High Roller general manager.
The High Roller will be open to the public in a variety of ticketing options available online and on-site. Rides cost $24.95 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.. The price increases to $34.95 after 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. Those who don’t want to wait in line can purchase an Express Pass for $59.95. The High Roller will be open seven days a week 365 days a year.
The High Roller is the focal point of The LINQ, which has been opening in phases since December 27, 2013. They incorporated 2,000 LED light packages into the Ferris Wheel. Every afternoon when the sun sets, there’s a 25-minute program that runs a sequence of lights. The LINQ is located in the center of the Strip between The Quad Resort and Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas and directly across from Caesars Palace.
“It’s really an art piece on the Las Vegas skyline, from the dynamic lighting sequences to the overall engineering and architecture that it adds to the skyline,” says Jon Gray, vice president and general manager of The LINQ, the open-air dining, retail and entertainment district where the High Roller is located. “It’s a new icon that everyone, locals and tourists alike, have embraced. We’ve really enhanced the Las Vegas skyline.”
Measuring in at 550-feet tall, The High Roller will take over the No. 1 spot from the Singapore Flyer, which stands at 541 feet, and will be about 100 feet taller than the London Eye, which opened in 2000 on the banks of the Thames River in England.
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