Take your Vegas adventure to new heights with The High Roller, the iconic Ferris wheel on the Strip. Enjoy breathtaking views of the dazzling city lights as you ascend to the sky. Whether it’s a romantic evening or a thrilling daytime ride, The High Roller promises an unforgettable journey above the glittering heart of Las Vegas. Elevate your Sin City experience with a ride on the world’s tallest observation wheel!
The High Roller in Las Vegas, Nevada, is not just your average amusement park ride. Standing at an impressive 550 feet, it’s the tallest observation wheel on the planet! It’s been dubbed the “Happy Half-Hour” due to its unique 30-minute rotation time, which allows you to take in spectacular 360-degree views of Las Vegas and its famous Strip. So get ready to enjoy the unforgettable experience that is the High Roller.
Europe may have the London Eye – but Las Vegas has the honor of having the world’s tallest observation wheel: The High Roller. If you really want to see Las Vegas lit up in all of its glory, do yourself a favor and take a ride in one of the 28 glass-enclosed cabins. At night, the 360-degree views are absolutely stunning.
Each spacious cabin can hold up to 40 people and can be equipped with an open bar. They are a great place to be with friends and family, and some people even get married in them.
It takes about 30 minutes to make one revolution in the High Roller. The wheel moves at the rate of one foot per second and does not stop.
The High Roller is 550 feet tall – that’s 107 feet taller than the London Eye.
My family and I rode The High Roller in August. It was really awesome seeing the familiar landmarks of the Strip and the thousands of lights that stretched out into the distance. Though we rode at night, it would have been a cool way to see the Strip during the day, too, since the pods are air-conditioned.
You can literally see for miles from the top of The High Roller.
Look at the swimming pool on the top of the building.
Facts About Ferris Wheels You May Not Have Known
- Inventor’s Name: The Ferris wheel is named after its inventor, George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. He designed and built the first Ferris wheel for the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition.
- Early Ferris Wheels Were Massive: Ferris’ original wheel, known as the “Chicago Wheel,” stood at a towering 264 feet (80 meters). It had 36 cars, each capable of holding 60 passengers, making a total capacity of 2,160 riders per revolution.
- The Original Purpose: Ferris wheels were originally created as a rival attraction to the Eiffel Tower, which had been the centerpiece of the 1889 Paris Exposition. The goal was to outdo the Eiffel Tower’s grandeur.
- Materials Used: Ferris wheels are typically made from steel. Modern wheels are often constructed using tubular steel, which is strong and durable.
- Record-Breaking Wheels: The current record holder for the world’s tallest Ferris wheel is the Ain Dubai (Dubai Eye), which stands at a staggering 820 feet (250 meters). It opened in 2021.
- Notable Ferris Wheels: Some famous Ferris wheels around the world include the London Eye in the United Kingdom, the Singapore Flyer, and the High Roller in Las Vegas.
- Observation Wheels: Many modern Ferris wheels are used as observation wheels, offering passengers breathtaking views of cities and landscapes.
Tickets are valid for one rotation. The cost per ticket is:
- Daytime tickets – $23.50 for an adult, $8.50 for a youth (ages 4-12) ticket
- Anytime and night tickets – $34.75 for an adult, $17.50 for youth.
- Anytime Happy Half Hour tickets start at $60 plus fees for adults ages 21+
Private cabins can be reserved. Rates will run anywhere from $1200 for a daytime cabin to $1800 for a Happy Half Hour Anytime cabin.
Daytime ticket hours are from noon until 6:59 pm. The ticket price changes at 7:00 pm. Purchase online and save before you go.
The High Roller is located at The LINQ Promenade across from Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and operates from noon to midnight daily.
I’d like to thank The High Roller for sponsoring this post. All thoughts, opinions, and grammatical errors are my own.