The High Roller will soar 550 feet into the sky, some 107 feet taller than the famed London Eye, and will feature 28 cabins or pods. Each spherical cabin (another first for observation wheels) will hold 40 people and will revolve individually as the wheel itself rotates. i.e, if you get motion sickness this ain't for you.
If that doesn't phase you, break out your wallets. Then be amazed at what's shaping up to be a ticket price of under $20 bucks according to Caesars officials. We guess, there's an upside to Vegas having not one, but two Ferris wheels on The Strip in the near future. Errr, we mean observation wheels.
Be a real high roller on The High Roller and rent out a whole pod for you and your friends. There's not price tag on that yet, but a company spokesman says that if we do, we'll be able to order up booze and food service, too. Wedding reception, anyone?
Ruh-oh. Better wear comfy shoes. Seems it will be mostly standing room only when riding this High Roller.
And, if you like to regale your friends with useless trivia, go crazy with this:
●The High Roller will carry an estimated 2,240 passengers an hour; 10 million annually.
●The observation wheel will weigh 6.6 million pounds.
●3-inch cables will hold the wheel in place.
●The cabins are being built in Grand Junction, Colorado.