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Caesars Entertainment has taken to the casino in an effort to drum up business for the High Roller observation wheel. Last week, Flamingo, The Quad and other Caesars casinos began issuing free High Roller tickets to any player that received a suited 21 at the blackjack tables. That means any time the first two cards dealt to a player are an Ace and a 10, Jack, Queen or King in the same suit (diamonds, hearts, clubs, spades), the player would receive a coupon for a free ticket to ride. The coupons are non-transferable (in theory, not so much in application) so whoever the ticket is made out to has to use it.
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When it comes to amusement parks and one-off thrill rides, Vegas is big on ideas. Execution is another story. For every Ferris wheel, water park, or rollercoaster that goes up, it seems there are three that never make it beyond a press release. And, those that do (eventually) open aren’t guaranteed success. We need look no further than the High Roller observation wheel to see proof of that. It’s not all bad, however, as there are a handful of attractions that have proved successful over the years. So, what makes them work? What does it take to run a successful attraction in Vegas?
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The VegasChatter corporate offices went on high alert when actress/producer/writer Mindy Kaling indicated on social media that a Vegas trip was imminent. It's always interesting to see what a celebrity will do in Sin City and usually pretty (although, for most, unintentionally) entertaining, too.
While Prince Harry still holds the honor of cheekiest visit to date, Mindy kept fans enthralled through a constant stream of social media updates. After following (obsessively) along, here's a quick guide on how to do Vegas, Kaling style:
1. Pack the appropriate essentials.
Vegas dress? Check. Bling? Check. Multiple bathing suits? Check.
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If your Fourth of July celebrations must start and end with a bang (don't go there), Vegas will have plenty of choices for you. Fireworks will be launched on The Strip as far south as Mandalay Bay and as far north as Stratosphere. If you're a local or have wheels, two popular off-Strip casinos will also light up the night sky. If you're not opposed to combining your Fourth with a true road trip, your options grow even larger. Here are 11 spots to enjoy fireworks on the Fourth:
Discounts for The High Roller observation wheel have been popping up for just about everyone. They've been so plentiful that this writer joked just recently that if there wasn't one for you, you should wait for it. Guests of the Flamingo and Quad have been offered $5 off admission with their room key, locals have had the chance to have kids ride free, and moms rode for free on Mother's Day. (Dads, you'll get the same treatment on Father's Day with the added bonus of a free drink... with the purchase of an accompanying ride. Just use promo code "DADSROLL".)
Now, tourists with young ones in tow will be happy to see the addition of new, specially priced family packs for the summer. Individuals riders are also getting a break. Here's a look at the new pricing being rolled out through Labor Day, September 2:
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The VegasChatter staff is super appreciative of resident shutterbug Greg Clarke and, hopefully, as a reader you are, too. Whether
bizzare bazaar construction updates or carefully planned before and after comparisons, the long reach of his lens has kept us all up-to-date while connected to the city's past. And, Las Vegas is full of personal perspectives. From Las Vegas Boulevard looking straight up at the glory of the Harmon Corner marquee, standing on a pedestrian bridge looking across at Cosmopolitan, staring out at the city lights from the Foundation Room, or from peering out of your pod while riding The High Roller, it's all spectacular. Even the latter examples provide multiple contexts, depending on the time of day or night. Well, Greg Clarke has once again pulled out his telephoto lens to provide yet another perspective that could otherwise be missed.
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Open for several months now, The Linq -- if you haven't discovered it yet -- is situated across the street from Caesars Palace, nestled between Flamingo and The Quad. The outdoor promenade features an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, retail space and is home of the world's tallest observation wheel, The High Roller.
The Linq has a pedestrian-friendly streetscape, filled with trees and cobblestone walkways. Various architectural styles are complemented by neon lights. There are several outdoor patios overlooking a beautiful light-filled fountain, which is centrally located. This is truly a new look for the Las Vegas Strip. After spending some time exploring, we put together a list of our favorite spots at The Linq from a decidedly male point of view, broken down in the following categories: Parking, Beer, Bro Shopping, Unexpected, and Date Night.
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When riding the High Roller last month at The Linq, we couldn't help but wonder if the views of Las Vegas and beyond were really that exclusive, especially when the Eiffel Tower at Paris has been giving the same sort of views for the past 15 years.
So we rode up the Eiffel Tower the other week to do a bit of comparison.
· The Eiffel Tower costs $14 for an adult ticket. The High Roller is $24.95 during the day and $34.95 from 6 p.m. on. Winner: Eiffel Tower
· The Eiffel Tower is pretty straightforward. Ride up an elevator and, voila!, viewing time. The High Roller puts you through an elaborate boarding process before you get to even step into the observation wheel pods. Winner: Eiffel Tower
· The Eiffel Tower lets you make your own time. You can hang out as long or as little as you want. The High Roller
traps keeps you in the pod for about 30 minutes. Winner: Eiffel Tower (Unless you hook up in the pod then: High Roller)
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VegasChatter reader Sully appreciated our coverage of the new High Roller observation wheel at The Linq and shared a video to add to our ongoing reports. If you’re wondering just how slowly this wheel goes around, check out his time-lapse video above.
Remember, this isn’t an amusement park ride; it is an observation wheel. A quickie trip around wouldn’t allow riders a very good chance to take in the sights of the Las Vegas Strip. Each of the 28 cabins holds up to 40 people and the trip around takes about a half an hour, allowing for plenty of observation time and photo ops.
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The High Roller. You want to ride it, but you're not sure what to expect other than killer 360-degree views from 550 feet above Las Vegas.
Well, for starters, tickets cost $24.95 a person during the day and $34.95 a person at night. (Yes, you pay more for the city lights.) There's also an involved boarding process to go through before actually stepping in the pod and riding
dirrty high in the sky.
This VegasChatter'er rode The High Roller last week during the day and was a bit surprised by all the hoopla guests had to go through before getting in a pod. Granted, it all went pretty fast since I went at 1 p.m. and there was hardly a line outside, but if it had been crowded at night with drunk people everywhere, I may not have liked it as much.
You asked and your fellow readers have answered.
Quite a few VegasChatter fans wanted to know which Vegas hotels offered the best views of The High Roller observation wheel so we put out the call for help. Not only did we receive detailed answers, but fans shared photographic proof, too.
Jackie H. offered the view from her FAB Deluxe accommodation (room #12125) at Flamingo:
The High Roller is open and has forever changed the Vegas skyline. With this new addition comes a new crop of Las Vegas tourists eager to get a good view of the new attraction. While it can be seen from many parts of The Strip, readers are asking which hotel rooms have the best view of the world's tallest observation wheel.
So far, VegasChatter reader strong2us has reported that the rooms in the back of Harrah’s (touted to have “mountain views”) have a clear line of sight to the High Roller. Another VegasChatter reader, Al D., reported having a great view from the 25th floor of Harrah’s. Here are the daytime and nighttime shots he sent as proof: