What’s so special about the High Roller?The High Roller is currently the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, at 500 feet (167.6 meters) tall. When it opened in 2014 it overtook the Singapore Flyer, and it proudly boasts of being 107 feet (32.6 meters) taller than the London Eye. From the top, you can get a great view of Las Vegas, including the fountains at the Bellagio, and the surrounding desert. The High Roller is scheduled to be knocked off its top spot in 2019 by the spectacular Ain Dubai, which will stand a massive 820 feet (250 meters) tall, so take the chance to ride it while it’s still the tallest wheel!
How long does a rotation last?A trip on the High Roller takes about 30 minutes, or slightly longer if they need to stop the wheel, which they may do if a visitor requires assistance to enter the pod.
Should we go at night or during the day?Las Vegas looks its best after dark when the hotels and casinos turn on their lights. The day tickets are cheaper, and you’ll still get to see everything, but it might not have the same sparkle. Parents with children might want to bear in mind that there may be more people indulging in Happy Half Hours during the evening and nighttime.
What’s a Happy Half Hour?Happy Half Hour is the name of a ticket option. In addition to access to the High Roller, you’ll be in a cabin with a bar, bartender, and unlimited drinks for the half-hour ride on the Ferris wheel. It’s a great option if you want to sip a cold drink (or two, or three) while enjoying the view. This option is only available to people over the age of 21.