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The Linq / The High Roller / Sky Shop / Openings / Attractions / Shopping / → All Tags
After walking into Sky Shop, the retail store for The High Roller observation wheel, we can only imagine that the merchandise meeting went something like this -- What can we brand with the wheel? Okay, that sounds good. Let's do it all.
If you can imagine it as a High Roller souvenir, chances are you'll find it within the newly opened Sky Shop. Magnets, keychains, cups, mugs, tumblers, shot glasses, tanks, tees, stuffed animals, bottle openers, beer cozies (koozies?), wallets, playing cards, picture frames. And, that's just what we noticed after a quick walk-around over the weekend.
All eyes are on the sky in this area thanks to The High Roller observation wheel, but here's what the underbelly of its pods looks like up close. So futuristic! The powers that be say 40 people can fit inside at once.
In a land-locked town in the middle of the desert, it is especially important to utilize natural resources. With the sun beating down on us most days, Las Vegas has the ideal climate for harvesting solar energy.
In fact, did you know UNLV has a Solar Decathlon team? Not only that, but the teamís award-winning skills are being used to show the rest of the world how solar forward Las Vegas can be. The team placed second in the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, a biennial competition that pits teams of college students against each other to come up with the most attractive, affordable and efficient solar-powered homes.
Circus Circus / The Adventuredome / El Loco / Roller Coasters / Openings / Attractions / Fun Vegas / Vegas Delays / → All Tags
When this writer's younger sister turned 16, I took her on New York-New York's roller coaster. It was her first time on a coaster. It was also her last. That means two things. One, I'm a horrible sister. And, two, I'm going to need to find another
sucker sibling to climb into El Loco with me.
Circus Circus announced on Facebook earlier today that its much anticipated coaster will finally take off next week:
It's easily one of the most gawked at sights on the Las Vegas Strip. Just don't try to take a pic of the High Roller. At least not from the outdoor promenade that leads to it, The Linq. Especially, if you have a "real" camera and not "just" a smart phone.
Last week, we raised an eyebrow after reading this tweet from @Dribbleglass on Twitter:
2.24 Update: Murphy's Law has struck. The High Roller is still undergoing testing and has not yet received approval to open. We'll let you know when new information surfaces.
Remember when we said we had no idea when The High Roller observation wheel would debut nor how much it would cost? Well, that was so yesterday. Mainly, because it was really yesterday. Today, however, is a different story.
We're about 99.9% sure we've uncovered the opening weekend, how much tickets will cost and the exact times you can board what will be the world's largest observation wheel.
Freakling Brothers / Scary Vegas / Halloween / Haunted Houses / Off Strip / Fun Vegas / Attractions / Extreme Vegas / → All Tags
If you think itís a bit early in the year to be buying tickets for a haunted house, we would agree with you. Yet, thatís exactly what youíll need to do if you want to experience what is poised to become one of the most extreme haunted attractions ever created. Thatís because The Freakling Brothers, purveyors of terror in Vegas for more than 20 years, are bringing their most popular haunt from last Halloween back for a limited run this March.
The Victim Experience debuted last year as an extension of the already extreme Gates of Hell haunted house. Gates offered an experience so intense that it came with an ďRĒ rating and required that those entering sign a waiver. Word got round that visitors who were last to enter the house at the end of the night received extra attention. Once people started waiting around in attempt to be the last through, the decision was made to sell it as a separate experience. Limited to just five people per night, tickets for The Victim Experience sold out well before Halloween, much to the dismay of horror fans who didnít learn of the option until it was too late.
Attractions / Treasure Island / TI / Sirens of TI / Closings / Construction / The Strip / Vegas Observations / → All Tags
VegasChatter reader Claus W. recently sent us an email after noticing Treasure Islandís lagoon had been refilled via EarthCam. We hustled over to check it out for ourselves and, sure enough, the ships have once again set sail after spending more than two months hovering above a drained pool. Both ships are looking as good as ever, but now sit eerily still behind newly added fountains.
Contests / Attractions / Roller Coasters / Circus Circus / The Adventuredome / El Loco / Openings / Construction / Fun Vegas / Vegas Delays / → All Tags
As construction on the tangled web of bright yellow steel known as El Loco comes to a close, The Adventuredome is looking for eight volunteers
foolish brave enough to ride the new roller coaster before it opens to the public. Interested parties can find contest details and submit entries on the parkís Facebook page.
Just when will El Loco debut? Thatís still uncertain, but the answer seems to be sooner rather than later. Perhaps, learning from Slotzillaís litany.. of.. delays, The Adventuredome has been a bit conservative in regards to revealing an exact opening date. When the ride was initially announced in early 2013, a December 2013 unveiling was anticipated. The park later revised that estimate, stating that first rides would be pushed back until the end of January. Weíre willing to let that one slide, especially since The Adventuredome has done an awesome job of posting construction updates online.
Openings / The Linq / Polaroid / Polaroid Fotobar / WTF / Polaroid Museum / Attractions / Indiegogo / → All Tags
Searching the Internet for new details on The Linq, we were startled to discover the Polaroid Museum -- an already announced 'coming soon' tenant for the outdoor mall located between Flamingo and The Quad -- has an active Indiegogo campaign right now.
The museum will be located above a Polaroid Fotobar at The Linq; together they will cover 8,500 square feet. A rendering of the facade, which will feature a giant replica of a Polaroid camera complete with, erm, Polaroid picture, can be seen below.
VegasChatter Questions / Eating / Dining / Attractions / Restaurants / Drinking / Bars / Shopping / → All Tags
Today's VC Question comes from Jason S. who is planning a January trip with his wife and friends. As a four-time Las Vegas visitor he's already "seen all the shows, street performers (bums) and... some "off the path" places like the Pinball Hall of Fame and car museum at The Quad." All the shows? So, Jason is dedicated and deep-pocketed.
He and his wife are "not very big gamblers" and, therefore, looking to find "something NEW to do...Hidden gems, stuff that only locals would know." Well, he's come to the right place. Because we here at the VegasChatter offices constantly find awesome sh*t that we choose not to write about and keep to ourselves. We kid. We kid! (A little.)
Vegas Delays / Openings / Rio / VooDoo Zip Line / Attractions / → All Tags
Our friends at the Vegas Rover Facebook group have discovered that the ride is being delayed again until at least this spring. They've also uncovered a government letter by a county engineer citing missing paperwork and "deficiencies" which "must be submitted or addressed to resume the examination process" before the Department of Building & Fire Prevention Bureau will even consider issuing an ATS (Amusement & Transportation System) permit for the attraction.
Some of the missing documents noted include a finalized ride evacuation manual (eep), among paperwork. If you'd like to see some of the specifics, read on. Visit this link for the entire letter. If you plan on riding this attraction if/when it opens, you'll probably want to skip down to the bottom. We're just saying'.