Workers working on that 550 foot tall ferris wheel that isn’t a ferris wheel, have finished installing the cabins or “Pods”. Officials from Caesars insist that its not a ferris wheel, but an Observation Wheel. They still need to add lighting and communications systems, complete the platform structure and maybe test the wheel before it can welcome paying passengers in early 2014.
The 550 foot tall wheel is the centerpiece to the $550 million dollar Linq Entertainment Center and has now taken its proper place on the Vegas Strip and the Las Vegas skyline. Currently sitting as the tallest observation wheel in the world. Two other similar ones are in the planning stages elsewhere that if built, will top this one.
Each of the High Roller’s 28 passenger cabins weigh 44,000 pounds and will use a sophisticated stabilization system to keep guests standing upright to the ground as the wheel revolves. Each evolution of wheel will take about 30 minutes and cost around $30 a person. Remember; Caesars was the comapny that started to add Resort fees because “The Guests Demanded it” so expect this price to change because you wanted it to!