Now that’s one hell of a Ferris wheel! Check out this new attraction in Las Vegas. (Who else would have the money to buy this thing…)
The latest attraction to open in Las Vegas is taking the city to new heights.
The 550-foot High Roller Observation Wheel officially opened Monday inside The LINQ, Caesar’s new open-air shopping and dining attraction.
“People love to see things and what a better way,” said Dayna Roselli of Las Vegas who came out to see the spectacle.
In typical Vegas fashion, the observation wheel, which becomes the world’s tallest, is over the top and loaded with unique features.
The shiny, white passenger cabins or “pods” are about the size of a kitchen and can hold up to 40 people. They’re sealed tight, climate controlled, and have flat screens inside to inform and entertain guests during the ride.
Passengers pay $25 to ride during the day and $35 at night. If you want to party sky-high, you can also pay to rent out an entire pod or have a wet bar rolled-in –for an extra charge, of course.
The High Roller is now taller than three of the world’s largest Ferris wheels — the Singapore Flyer, the Star of Nanchang in China, and the London Eye. It has changed the Vegas skyline and given tourists more options.
The $550 million project took two years to complete and created 3000 construction jobs and 1500 permanent positions.