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What You Can Expect When Riding The High Roller Observation Wheel

April 9, 2014 at 8:23 PM | by | Comments (11)

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.

Here's what to expect, step-by-step, when riding The High Roller (located at the Linq mall between Flamingo and The Quad):

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VegasChatter Questions: The Views Of A High Roller

April 7, 2014 at 7:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

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:

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Which Rooms Have The Best View Of The High Roller Observation Wheel?

April 3, 2014 at 3:26 PM | by | Comments (9)

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:

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A Trio Of New Linq Venues Make Their Debut

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April 2, 2014 at 5:51 PM | by | Comment (1)

Every time we turn around, there's something new at The Linq.

The High Roller officially debuted on Monday and a trio of new venues joins its opening week. Kitson, Polaroid Fotobar (sans museum for now), and Vanity Style Lounge have all welcomed their first customers, too. Or, at least we hope they've sold something by now.

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High Roller Observation Wheel Officially Opens, Tickets Now On Sale

March 31, 2014 at 11:07 AM | by | Comments (5)

The free ride is over.

After giving complimentary spins to employees of Caesars Entertainment as well as to visitors to The Linq over the weekend, the tallest observation wheel in the world -- The High Roller -- makes its official public debut today at 1 p.m. PT.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here. (There will be multiple purchase points at The Linq, too. Tip: If lines are too long, we were told guests also can purchase them at the Linq's little known Concierge office.) As we've been reporting, pricing will be between $25 and $35, however, flex, express pass, and multi-day options will range from $44.95 to $59.95.

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Linq Visitors Being Treated To Free Rides On High Roller

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March 30, 2014 at 1:44 AM | by | Comments (3)

Lucky passersby found themselves on top of the world Strip Saturday night.

While the first rides on The High Roller observation wheel are going, primarily, to employees of Caesars Entertainment this weekend, visitors to The Linq on Saturday were surprised with the opportunity to climb aboard as well. And, get this, for free!

Our friends at Vegas Rover on Facebook were in the right place at the right time and discovered themselves 550 feet above it all without having to spend a cent. They were told that free rides will also be available on Sunday. We don't have specific hours to share so just keep those fingers crossed if you decide to drop by and maybe have a plan B of camping out across the way on the Yard House balcony to keep an eye on things if your timing is off.

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First Video From Inside A High Roller Pod

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March 28, 2014 at 1:50 PM | by | Comments (2)

This video will probably be pulled from YouTube a blink of an eye, but for now it's the first we've seen from inside one of The High Roller's passenger cabins as the wheel spins. (We did, however, video the video as a precaution so resistance is futile.)

A YouTube description says the clip was filmed by a group of engineers and technicians (hence, the day glo safety vests), or by a "bunch of dudes" as it's more eloquently stated in the video. Although short, the clip provides a better sense of the room we'll find inside the pods as well as the fantastic views the attraction will provide.

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First Rides On High Roller Underway, Employees Spinning First

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March 27, 2014 at 8:09 PM | by | Comments (14)

The High Roller is one step closer to its public debut, rumored to possibly be Monday. Today, it was announced the attraction had received its official operating permit.

Employees of Caesars Entertainment now have the honor of receiving the first rides on the world's tallest observation wheel. They began redeeming their complimentary experiences this afternoon at 2 p.m. PT and will continue riding through 8 p.m. tonight. New rounds of employees will then ride tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, between the same hours for the most part.

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Las Vegas Casinos To Go Dark For Earth Hour 2014

March 24, 2014 at 11:04 PM | by | Comments (7)

Las Vegas is known for 24-hour gambling, Elvis impersonators on every street corner and lots and lots of lights. The Strip features numerous marquees and bright lights that can be seen for miles. The Luxor's beam of light can even be seen from space. So, what does it take for these lights to take a break?

Earth Hour! Taking place around the world, Earth Hour draws attention to environmental issues. Created in 2007 and organized by the WWF (World Wide Fund for nature, not the fake pro wrestlers), the annual event encourages businesses and individuals to turn off non-essential lights for one hour as a commitment to the planet.

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Vegas About To Get Even More Thrilling (Fingers Crossed)

March 24, 2014 at 4:56 PM | by | Comments (4)

Three new thrill attractions all open by May (or sooner)? Maybe.

If the rumor mill is correct, The High Roller, VooDoo Zip Line and Slotzilla might all debut within the next few weeks.

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At Sky Shop, A Non-High Roller Souvenir May Suit You To A 'T'

Where: 89109
March 3, 2014 at 3:40 PM | by | Comments (5)

Sky Shop, the retail store for The High Roller observation wheel, is packed with its spin on the Vegas souvenir. Over the weekend, this writer was so focused on trying to catalogue all the different wheel-branded merchandise now available that I skipped right over another offering. That is until an employee told me to go back and take some photos of a small grouping of tees.

Why? That's what I wanted to know, too. The worker quickly informed me that the tees were unique because they featured real felt from Caesars Entertainment casinos. Priced at $25, the shirts had tags that stated:

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A New Spin On Vegas Souvenirs

Where: 89109
March 3, 2014 at 1:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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