Ready To Take A Spin On The Upcoming High Roller? Here’s Everything You Need To Know
Last updated: April 22, 2014 at 1:05 pm. Posted by Emma Trotter in Las Vegas Shows, The Linq, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 50 Comments on Ready To Take A Spin On The Upcoming High Roller? Here’s Everything You Need To Know.
All eyes are on Las Vegas as the High Roller is now open.
The wheel’s light shows made a sparkling debut last month, much to the excitement of visitors to its anchor, The LINQ, the open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district connected to the Flamingo and The Quad resorts. Many LINQ venues are already open, ranging from Sprinkles Cupcakes to Brooklyn Bowl.
In preparation to ride another glittering Vegas landmark, a few common questions and answers to get you High Roller-ready:
What are the ticket prices?
Buy tickets here: http://www.thelinq.com/high-roller
Daytime ride ticket: $24.95
Nighttime ride ticket: $34.95
Express pass (visit one time day or night with expedited boarding): $59.95
Three day flex pass (if unsure of the time or day you can ride): $54.95
One day flex pass (valid for either a day or night ride): $44.95
What time does the price change over?
6 PM nightly.
How tall is the wheel?
From the ground to the top of the tallest cabin, The High Roller tops out at 550 feet, making it the world’s tallest observation wheel. It is 107 feet taller than the London Eye.
How many people fit per cabin?
Up to 40 people fit in each cabin. The large capacity allows for guests to throw private parties in pods if booked out in advance. A bar and bartender can be set up for your ride, and full scale weddings inside a pod are also available.
What are the cabins like inside?
Each of the 28 total cabins 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. In a tech twist, each cabin will feature eight monitor screens that will host dynamic video and music shows coordinated with different views.
Are the cabins spacious, with seating?
Yes. They hold up to 40 people, but there’s plenty of room to move around the cabin even if it’s full. The cabins are air conditioned and offer two booths per cabin for seating.
How long does it take to go around?
Roughly 30 minutes, but plan on at least an hour to accommodate entering and exiting the wheel.
Does the wheel ever stop moving?
No, guests will board and depart each cabin as the wheel moves at the gentle speed of one foot per second.
Are there restrooms inside each cabin?
No, but restrooms are located in the wheel house. It is suggested riders use the facilities before boarding.
Is one ticket only good for one rotation? What if I want to ride it again the same day?
Individual tickets are valid for one rotation.
When did it open?
March 31, 2014.
Can I drink inside the wheel?
Yes. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase in the wheel house. You may bring them on the ride, but don’t even think about sneaking in outside beverages (even if they are from Purple Zebra.) If renting out a pod for a private event, drinks can be made while on the ride.
What are some of the standout design details?
Talk about wow factors! As a whole, the wheel structure features 7.2 million pounds of steel and 112 cables. It features more than 2,000 LED lights that turn on and change colors beginning every night at sunset. With V-frames, the cabin design offers passengers a floating-like experience as they take in 360 degree views of the city. The cabins are created from Italian handcrafted glass and weigh 15 tons. Construction parts of the wheel have come from all over the world, including China, Japan, France, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, California and Las Vegas.
Where do I park to ride The High Roller?
Both self-parking and valet parking is available. Valet is conveniently located just a few steps away from the wheel entrance, and the self-parking lot is a quick walk behind the wheel. The lot is located off Flamingo and Linq Lane, with another entrance off Koval and Winnick, east of Las Vegas Boulevard.
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