Ready To Take A Spin On The Upcoming High Roller? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Posted Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by in Las Vegas Entertainment, The Linq, Things to Do. 48 Comments.

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Now an icon of the city skyline, The High Roller at The LINQ will take Las Vegas attractions to new heights when it opens. Photo by Denise Truscello.

Now an icon of the city skyline, The High Roller at The LINQ will take Las Vegas attractions to new heights when it opens. Photo by Denise Truscello.

All eyes are on Las Vegas as the High Roller is now open.

The wheel’s light shows made a sparkling debut last month, much to the excitement of visitors to its anchor, The LINQ, the open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district connected to the Flamingo and The Quad resorts. Many LINQ venues are already open, ranging from Sprinkles Cupcakes to Brooklyn Bowl.

In preparation to ride another glittering Vegas landmark, a few common questions and answers to get you High Roller-ready:

What are the ticket prices?
Buy tickets here: http://www.thelinq.com/high-roller

Daytime ride ticket: $24.95

Nighttime ride ticket: $34.95

Express pass (visit one time day or night with expedited boarding): $59.95

Three day flex pass (if unsure of the time or day you can ride): $54.95

One day flex pass (valid for either a day or night ride): $44.95

What time does the price change over?
6 PM nightly.

How tall is the wheel?
From the ground to the top of the tallest cabin, The High Roller tops out at 550 feet, making it the world’s tallest observation wheel. It is 107 feet taller than the London Eye.

How many people fit per cabin?
Up to 40 people fit in each cabin. The large capacity allows for guests to throw private parties in pods if booked out in advance. A bar and bartender can be set up for your ride, and full scale weddings inside a pod are also available.

What are the cabins like inside?
Each of the 28 total cabins weighs approximately 44,000 pounds and includes 300 square feet of glass. The cabin windows are doubly curved and fabricated from four sheets of laminated glass. In a tech twist, each cabin will feature eight monitor screens that will host dynamic video and music shows coordinated with different views.

Are the cabins spacious, with seating?
Yes. They hold up to 40 people, but there’s plenty of room to move around the cabin even if it’s full. The cabins are air conditioned and offer two booths per cabin for seating.

How long does it take to go around?
Roughly 30 minutes, but plan on at least an hour to accommodate entering and exiting the wheel.

Does the wheel ever stop moving?
No, guests will board and depart each cabin as the wheel moves at the gentle speed of one foot per second.

Are there restrooms inside each cabin?
No, but restrooms are located in the wheel house. It is suggested riders use the facilities before boarding.

Is one ticket only good for one rotation? What if I want to ride it again the same day?
Individual tickets are valid for one rotation.

When did it open?
March 31, 2014.

Can I drink inside the wheel?
Yes. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase in the wheel house. You may bring them on the ride, but don’t even think about sneaking in outside beverages (even if they are from Purple Zebra.) If renting out a pod for a private event, drinks can be made while on the ride.

What are some of the standout design details?
Talk about wow factors! As a whole, the wheel structure features 7.2 million pounds of steel and 112 cables. It features more than 2,000 LED lights that turn on and change colors beginning every night at sunset. With V-frames, the cabin design offers passengers a floating-like experience as they take in 360 degree views of the city. The cabins are created from Italian handcrafted glass and weigh 15 tons. Construction parts of the wheel have come from all over the world, including China, Japan, France, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, California and Las Vegas.

Where do I park to ride The High Roller?
Both self-parking and valet parking is available. Valet is conveniently located just a few steps away from the wheel entrance, and the self-parking lot is a quick walk behind the wheel. The lot is located off Flamingo and Linq Lane, with another entrance off Koval and Winnick, east of Las Vegas Boulevard.

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A 14-year Las Vegas resident, Emma Trotter has worked in the media industry since 2006, with a focus on entertainment journalism and celebrity news. Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism & Media Studies from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she has worked as a copywriter, editor, writer, reporter, blogger and produced several photo shoots for local lifestyle magazines. A true advocate of the city's diverse offerings and glitzy lifestyle, Emma has promoted Las Vegas extensively, whether writing about its top hidden gems, to exploring its rich, fascinating history or covering Las Vegas’s social scene and real estate, fashion, beauty, nightlife, dining and profiling the top influential executives.

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48 Responses

  1. Terri bohn

    I visited Las Vegas a couple weeks ago and the High Roller Statio posted the rates as 24.95 and 34.95 (for evening). Seemed reasonable to me.

  2. We usually stay at Hilton Grand Vacation Club right in front of the wheel. How noisy is it now? Wondering if we should go bk down to our original lease at the Hilton Towers on the strip?

  3. Elliott

    How much are tickets?

  4. Emma Trotter

    That info hasn’t been released yet, but it’s coming shortly!

  5. Emma Trotter

    Hi there. The noise level probably won’t change. The wheel itself doesn’t make any noise, and there is no nightclub at The LINQ! I would give it a try first before switching.

  6. Ollie

    Teresa,
    We were just at the HGVC two weeks ago and there’s literally no noise at all. There are no rooms that face it, either so the lights won’t be a problem but they’re cool to see from the hallway outside of the rooms. You’ll be sorry if you don’t keep your reservations.

  7. Hello Emma, Will music be played while on the ride? If not can we bring our own? Thanks.

  8. Emma Trotter

    Hi Leland, yes music and video will be part of the multimedia experience in the cabins. It’s very tech-advanced, so while you could technically put in your own earphones and listen to music, you will definitely want to see and hear everything on the ride!

  9. I am coming down April 17,18,19. I saw them building it on my last visit. I hope it is open. I really want to take a spin……. :)

  10. fernando

    i´ll be there on 24 to 26 april, from buenos aires.
    its gonna be open ??

  11. wendy

    Are we able to purchase tickets in advance?

  12. Emma Trotter

    Yes Fernando, it’s open now!

  13. Lauren

    Are children allowed on it? If so how much for a child’s ticket? Would they really charge $25-35 for infants and/or children under the age of 8? I am a local and would really like to have my whole family enjoy something like this but over $100+ for one spin seems a bit much.

  14. Gail Jacobs

    Any suggestions on riding with young kids? Do they allow strollers on board? Does my 11 month old need a ticket?

  15. Emma Trotter

    Lauren, yes all ages are allowed and as of right now, each person who gets on the ride must have a ticket. Children 12 and under are free, per adult ticket purchased.

  16. Emma Trotter

    Hi Gail, I’m not sure about strollers but I don’t see that being a problem. Children 12 and under are free, 1 per paid adult ticket.

  17. Petra Reyes

    A year membership or annual pass will be available? I am a local and love to have this option.

  18. Emma Trotter

    Petra, as of now, no annual passes but keep a lookout for more packages coming soon. Thank you for reading!

  19. Ronald Haimowitz

    What happens if the wheel becomes dislodged from its central bearings and begins to roll down the Las Vegas Strip?Is the glass of each compartment shatterproof?
    Are there seat belts?
    Do I have to sign a waiver before boarding?

  20. Emma Trotter

    Hi Ronald, no waiver! We assure you the ride and wheel are completely safe.

  21. Yoly

    I’ve been trying to purchase tickets online through the linq.com but everytime I click on purchase ticket I get an error message on the page. I showed up last night at 10:15pm and to my surprise the wheel is closing early this week at 11pm tickets were already sold out for the 10:30 ride. I was a bit disappointed as the individuals I spoke to on the phone informed me it would be open until midnight. Will you please provide a different website or a direct number to The High Roller where I’ll be able to purchase tickets. Thanks!

  22. Emma Trotter

    Hi Yoly, are you still getting an error message? If so you could try, 1-800-Caesars for inquiries

  23. Helen

    How do we book the free child tickets? We have a party of 5 adults and 4 children under the age of twelve.

  24. michael

    But Emma, why can’t I buy tickets for the 4th of July? those dates are blocked for VIPs I imagine… :-(

  25. Erika

    Do I have to purchase a ticket for my 3 year old as well?

  26. Emma Trotter

    Hi Helen. I was corrected today by my Linq team. For non-locals only children 3 and under are free. For four years old and above, it’s an adult ticket price.

  27. Emma Trotter

    Michael, wow I didn’t notice that! Good question. Yes, there is likely a special event. But the wheel is open fairly late and early so I hope you’re able to catch it before you leave!

  28. Emma Trotter

    Hi Erika, no children three and under are free!

  29. Erika

    Hello. I notice you say above, for non-locals kids three and under are free. What about for locals? Are ages 12 and under free for locals?

  30. Emma Trotter

    Yes, that is correct!

  31. chardonnay

    So how much is it to throw a party?

  32. Jackie

    Hi Emma, do they offer group discount. If so, what is discount rates for amount if people? Thank you

  33. Jodi

    SOOOOO looking forward to this. My parents are renewing there wedding vowels at the end of July and we (about 20 of us) are going to get a pod and watch them. This is a a very special occation so what better place to do this.

  34. Emma Trotter

    Hello Chardonnay, for orders of 10 or more or private cabin buy outs, please contact our Group Sales department at 866-574-3851 or send us an email at jschneider1@caesars.com!

  35. Emma Trotter

    Hi Jackie! The rates depend on a few different factors. For orders of 10 or more or private cabin buy outs, please contact our Group Sales department at 866-574-3851 or send an email at jschneider1@caesars.com.

  36. Emma Trotter

    Hi Jodi, that is so exciting and good to hear. This will definitely be a breathtaking, once in a lifetime experience for you and them!

  37. Ian Procter

    It was really disappointing to find out that the security guards are not letting dogs walk on the promenade on the link.

    “Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, Rio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, and The Quad in Las Vegas are rolling out the red carpet for traveling dogs, with the launch of “PetStay,” the resorts’ new dog-friendly hotel program.”

    It is ridiculous that patrons are being turned away from the Linq promenade for walking their dogs given that the company that owns the Linq is a participant in the ‘PetStay’ program.

  38. Aiden

    Can I take the gorgeous Miss Emma Trotter for a spin? haha..

  39. Jo

    Are there any employee discounts offered for caesars entertainment employees?

  40. Emma Trotter

    Hi Jo, I’m not sure about that actually! You can inquire at The LINQ concierge.

  41. Lesley

    What are the hours of operation?

  42. Chris

    There is a family pack of $99.95. How many does that include? We have a family of 7 that will be traveling, would we all fall under that family rate?

  43. Emma Trotter

    The family pack includes 4. So you could buy one of those, then 3 individual tickets!

  44. michelle

    Is there a locals discount? where do i find that?

  45. Emma Trotter

    Hi Michelle, yes right now with a Nevada ID you get $5 off per ticket and children 12 and under ride free.

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  47. Eddie

    I purchased a Groupon deal for the High Roller. Is there any way of reserving a date and time prior to my trip? I have a busy schedule out there so it would be nice to minimize wait time a bit.

  48. Emma Trotter

    Hi Eddie, the Groupon deal was for flex passes, so they are valid any time of day rather than booking a time and day, which actually makes it easier for you! The High Roller holds so many people every 25 minutes that wait times are rare but minimal!

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