The High Roller Las Vegas is currently the biggest ferris wheel in the world – bigger than the London Eye and Singapore Flyer. Everyone seems to be competing for that number one spot, and there are ones being built right now that will eventually be taller, but right now this is it! We knew as a Las Vegas local, we had to check it off our ultimate Las Vegas Bucket List.
One of the few places on the Vegas strip that we would visit regularly is the LINQ. Parking was easy and it had more locals than any other part of the strip. The High Roller is part of the LINQ.
When it first opened, there was a long wait, but when we went there were no lines. Woohoo! When we arrived, we did see a long line right outside, but lucky for us, it turned out to be for Weird Al’s signing. How weird is it that we saw Weird Al right before our ride!
Each cabin holds up to 40 people and there are benches on either side. Our ride only had about 15 people in it, which was a good size group. Any more and you’ll probably be stuck at your view with nowhere else to go. We were able to roam around freely and check out the views in every direction.
To take photos, you have to avoid the reflections on the windows, but the glass was dirty too, which made it even harder.
The entire ride lasted about 30 minutes. The views were not bad, but you’re really looking down at parking lots or the backs of other hotels most of the time until you get near the top. We were expecting a nicer view. Since it’s set back from the strip itself, you don’t get the amazing views down the strip you would get from a hotel. We personally think if you book a room at the Cosmopolitan facing towards Bellagio, that’s one of the best views you can get.
We do think it’s a nice way to escape the Vegas heat since you’re in an enclosed unit with AC! Overall, we probably wouldn’t go on the ride again, but if you make bucket lists, we think it’s something worth checking out once, since it is currently the tallest ferris wheel in the world.
Pro Tips for Your Ride at the High Roller Las Vegas:
- There is plenty of parking behind the wheel in a large lot. You can also valet right under the wheel. If it’s in the middle of the day, you can park in the LINQ parking deck or Flamingo parking deck to keep your car cool.
- You can rent an entire cabin with a bartender on board for a private party.
- You can book your tickets here starting at $26.95 up to $52 for the ride + open bar.
- Check Groupon before buying tickets. They often have deals like this one.
- Get 50% off for locals on Tues with a Nevada ID. See other local discounts here.
- Give yourself some extra time to walk around the LINQ. Check out the polaroid museum or grab a cupcake at the 24 hour Sprinkles Cupcake ATM.
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Thank you Caesar’s for providing us with complimentary tickets.
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