World’s Tallest Observation Wheel to Welcome First Ticketed Passengers March 31
March 31, 2014 by VegasNews.com
Ushering in a new era of excitement in entertainment, the Las Vegas High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, will officially open today, Monday, March 31 at The LINQ. An icon for modern Las Vegas, The Strip’s newest attraction will begin welcoming ticketed passengers at 1 p.m. PT (Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage / www.DeniseTruscello.net). .
A variety of ticket packages for the attraction are now available for purchase online with daytime prices beginning at $24.95 plus applicable fees. Tickets may also be purchased on-site at the High Roller as well as locations throughout TheLINQ.com. The High Roller will operate seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Standing more than 100-feet taller than the iconic London Eye, the High Roller features 28 glass-enclosed cabins each equipped to hold up to 40 passengers. High Roller riders will be treated to unparalleled views of the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding valley during the 30 minutes it takes the wheel to complete one full rotation. The experience includes a dynamic video and music show that fades away seamlessly as the wheel ascends to showcase the most impressive views of the Las Vegas valley.
An official christening event commemorating the completion of the wheel and inaugural rides will be held at 11:30 a.m. The christening will mark the final milestone in the construction of the wheel, which broke ground in February 2012.
The High Roller serves as the stunning focal point of The LINQ, the innovative shopping, dining and entertainment district developed by Caesars Entertainment. With many unique venues and the tallest observation wheel in the world, The LINQ has redefined the Las Vegas entertainment experience.
Situated across from Caesars Palace, adjacent to Flamingo Las Vegas and The Quad Resort & Casino and between two monorail stops, the location of the High Roller at The LINQ makes the attraction conveniently accessible to both visitors and locals alike. Ample parking is available, including valet, at the east end of The LINQ. The High Roller is also easily accessible to pedestrians coming in from Las Vegas Boulevard.
In addition to the High Roller, The LINQ offers a wide variety of guest experiences and serves as the frequent host to special events, concerts, festivals and more.
Ticket are now available for guests to purchase online.
High Roller Facts:
- The High Roller tops out at 550 feet making it the largest observation wheel in the world.
- In addition to its great height, the High Roller will offer an immersive pre-ride experience for its passengers on their journey from ticketing through the wheel house complete with a lounge, to the wheel ride which features unparalleled views of the Las Vegas Strip.
- The wheel structure boasts 7.2 million pounds of steel and 112 cables.
- Each cable measures approximately 225 feet, for a combined total of 25,256 feet.
- The High Roller features 28 spherical cabins that will each hold 40 guests.
- Each cabin weighs approximately 44,000 pounds and includes 300 square feet of glass.
- The cabin windows are doubly curved and fabricated from four sheets of laminated glass.
- The cabins will also feature dynamic video and music shows that will fade away seamlessly to show the most impressive views of the Las Vegas valley.
- Fabrication of the wheel began in late 2011 and took place in several locations across the globe including China, Japan, France, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Colorado, California and Las Vegas.
- The High Roller will travel at one foot per second and take roughly 30 minutes to make one full revolution.
- The wheel will be lit with more than 2,000 LED lights to create a customizable and visually stunning display
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