Located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The “High Roller” is the name of the world’s largest observation wheel with 28 transparent pods holding 40 passengers each.
It opened to the public on March 31, 2014, and is currently the world’s tallest Ferris wheel.
At over 550 feet (167 meters) tall, the High Roller in Vegas isn’t your county fair Ferris wheel.
Located in heart of the Las Vegas the Strip, the High Roller is hard to miss. At a formidable 550 feet (167 meters) tall which beats out the London Eye as the biggest observation wheel in the world. Once you get in your climate-controlled pod, sit back as you ascend into the sky. Survey the desert landscape as it shimmers by day and night, with neon lights and reflective buildings. During your 30 minute ride, an audio tour covers the history of Las Vegas, perfectly timed to point out the area’s landmarks as they appear during the rotation.
What I found was interesting. The price of the ride goes up, as the day gets later. The higher price usually takes affect after sunset. I paid just over $16.00 for the 30 minute ride at 3:00 in the afternoon.
Last year when I took a ride on the London Eye during the day it was over $40.00 for a 25 minute trip!
So, was it fun to become a High Roller in Vegas? You bet! Even for 30 minutes!