AAA Editor Notes
High Roller is at 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. S. at The LINQ; a free parking lot is behind the LINQ complex at jct. Koval Ln. and Winnick Ave. This 550-foot-tall structure claims the title for world's tallest observation wheel. Up to 40 people can fit inside each of the 28 air-conditioned pods, which have bench seating. Each wheel rotation lasts 30 minutes. The wheel moves so slowly that it never completely stops for boarding; you just saunter in while it's in motion. Starting at dusk, the wheel is illuminated by more than 2,000 color-changing LED lights.
Keep in mind that you'll have to put up with some views of parking garages and the backs of hotel buildings for some of the ride, but you'll ultimately be rewarded with an amazing 360-degree view of Sin City. You'll see the Strip, including the Bellagio fountains and Paris Las Vegas' Eiffel Tower, and the Spring Mountains off in the distance. Throughout the ride the entertainment switches between music and a video that is shown on a half-dozen HDTV screens. While the video narrator's humor leaves a bit to be desired, you will benefit from him sharing some wheel facts and pointing out Vegas landmarks.
Note: Passengers' belongings will be searched by security prior to the ride.