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Behold: The World’s Tallest Observation Wheel


October 22, 2014



Floating 550 Feet Above the Vegas Strip

What follows is a tale of the High Roller, the tallest observation wheel in the universe.

It just opened in Las Vegas.

Its highest point is 51 stories above the ground.

And it’s going to take some serious numerical analysis to figure out how to effectively harness its might…

  • Times you’ve been on a rotating circle of this magnitude before: 0
  • Millions of dollars it cost to build: about 183
  • Number of feet you’ll travel to at its highest point: 550
  • Number of feet that probably is: too many
  • Millions of pounds of steel it consists of: 7.3
  • LED lights embedded in the kaleidoscope-inspired wheel: 2,000
  • Number of Italian-glass cabins to choose from: 28
  • Duration of each ride: 30 minutes
  • Cocktails you can order from the bar at base camp and drink during the ride:
  • Cartoon Elvis Presleys singing “Viva Las Vegas” on the in-cabin flat-screens: 1
  • Number of degrees you can take skyline photos in: 360
  • Maximum number of thrill-seeking accomplices who can join you in each cabin: 39
  • Likelihood you’ll host a party with 35 showgirls, three fire jugglers and one attorney in one of them: high to very high

For more information:

High Roller at The Linq
3545 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109