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PHOTOS/VIDEO: The High Roller Observation Wheel Opens at The LINQ in Las Vegas

April 2, 2014 by  



The High Roller Observation Wheel at The LINQ
Las Vegas High Roller
, the world’s tallest observation wheel, officially opened on March 31 at The LINQ in Las Vegas (Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com)

Our thanks to Bryan Steffy for these great photos and Chris Rauschnot for the awesome video.

Video of The High Roller on Opening Day

Video credit: Chris Rauschnot @24kMedia

Local dignitaries were on hand to take the first ride, including: The LINQ Executive Project Director David Codiga, Las Vegas High Roller General Manager Eric Eberhart, Wheel Project Manager Randy Printz, The Hettema Group Creative Director Phil Hettema, Las Vegas High Roller Vice President and General Manager of The LINQ Jon Gray, Caesars Entertainment Chief Marketing Officer Tariq Shaukat and Caesars Entertainment Regional President Eileen Moore.

The High Roller at The LINQ

The High Roller at The LINQ

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

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.

First rider Mac McKenzie

First rider Mac McKenzie

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

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.

Official Ticket to High Roller

Official Ticket to High Roller

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

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.

David Codiga and Chris Giunchigliani at grand opening of The High Roller

David Codiga and Chris Giunchigliani at grand opening of The High Roller

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

David Codiga and Tariq Shaukat

David Codiga and Tariq Shaukat

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

Tariq Shaukat at the official grand opening of The High Roller at The LINQ

Tariq Shaukat at the official grand opening of The High Roller at The LINQ

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

Dina Titus, Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani

Dina Titus, Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

VIP guests on the High Roller red carpet

VIP guests on the High Roller red carpet

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

View from inside The High Roller

View from inside The High Roller

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

View from inside The High Roller

View from inside The High Roller

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

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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