What, you ask is the High Roller. It is a 550 ft high ferris wheel with 28 cars that can hold up to 40 people. I don't think it would be much fun if there were 40 people on board since it would be very crowded.
The ride is in operation from 12 noon until 2 AM and the cost is $24.95 during the day and $34.95 at night. You only go around one revolution and it takes around 30 minutes. The wheel doesn't stop for loading or unloading and you have to be quick on your feet to enter the pods. The night ride seems to be the most popular since you can see all the lights on the strip and all over the Las Vegas area. We took the daytime trip so we could get some photos.
|Spiderwork on the cables holding it together|
|Tires for the cars|
|Taken from a long block away|
|Proof that I rode the ferris wheel.|
|Highest point. Note the cars on the ground.|
|Our car is at he bottom of the wheel|
|Blue lights at night.|
|A few minutes later they changed to white lights.|
We enjoyed the ride and next time we will try the night ride to see all the lights in town and around the city.
The area around the High Roller has a number of shops and restaurants. One common thread running through the area is that you will need to bring lots of cash or credit cards if you want to spend any time in the area called LINQ.
Website for the High Roller. High Roller website
We did some other things today and I will write about that later. It is after midnight and I am tired. That was our day, how was yours?