The ever-changing Las Vegas skyline gained a major addition just over two years ago, giving tourists and locals alike the opportunity to see the world famous Las Vegas Strip in a whole new way.
The High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, opened March 31, 2014 by lighting up the center of the Strip with its multicolored dancing lights.
The wheel sits at the end of The Linq Promenade, a shopping, dining and entertainment district between the Linq and Flamingo hotels, according to Vegas.com.
The observation wheel has a 520-foot diameter and gained its world-record status by beating out the London Eye’s 394-foot diameter and the Singapore Flyer’s 492-foot diameter.
The appropriately named, High Roller, runs parallel to the Las Vegas Strip and gives riders a unique and affordable view of the Las Vegas valley.
When you hop aboard one of the 28 glass-enclosed cabins, which fit up to 40 people, your 30-minute adventure begins. And that adventure could include unlimited alcohol for that 30 minutes if you select that package.
The Happy Half Hour package includes open bar for everyone in the pod. The open bar package features specialty Las Vegas and High Roller themed beverages, drinks made-to-order, and a celebratory shot at the very top.
The wheel’s light display is constantly changing colors and has been used to highlight special events and holidays. The wheel turned bright green during this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Everyone within viewing range of the week should expect it to be red, white and blue for the Fourth of July next week.
Although it is still fairly new compared to other Las Vegas attractions, the High Roller has made its mark as the centerpiece of the Las Vegas Strip and will continue to draw tourists and locals to the Linq Promenade and the High Roller.
For pricing and packages, check out Caesars.com.