Completed, opened and changing the skyline of the Las Vegas Strip is the High Roller Las Vegas. The tallest observation wheel in the world, peaking at 550 feet, the High Roller offers views of the Strip and the surrounding desert valley.
The Ride Pre-purchase tickets on-line to avoid any lines. Tickets can be purchased at caesers.com/thelinq/high-roller and printed at home, or picked up at Will Call. Again, I would suggest the buy at home/print at home option. Plan at least an hour from the moment you enter The High Roller Lobby, grab a drink and use the loo, then walk the pathway to the pod landing. The ride itself, once on the pod, will take approximately 30 minutes.
The High Roller will entertain anyone who loves to party, likes bright lights and big cities. A Virtual Tour Guide will greet you at the entrance, explain what’s about to go down, and then escort you to the top. During the experience there will be dance music and videos, Vegas Trivia and a countdown extraordinaire.
Who Should Ride All ages. I was a bit nervous taking my 3-year old twins, so this time around, my husband, 10-year old and 8-year old rode together. The pods are quite spacious and stable, and are also handicapped accessible. Mostly, plan to stand, but there are two benches located inside to sit, but they are definitely not large enough to seat a full pod of 30 people. My husband is a bit scared of heights, but he stayed in the middle of the pod and did just fine. My kids and I, on the other hand, were dancing around and taking selfies. It was even very windy the day we rode The High Roller, and we never even noticed.
When to Ride The most popular time to ride The High Roller Las Vegas is at sunset. This allows the right amount of time to get on the pod, and make a full circle where you will witness a spectacular desert sunset on a picture perfect day, and move into the Vegas nights where the Strip lights up the center of the city. Honestly, the ride itself is the same no matter the time. It’s very lively and exciting and a fun filled party atmosphere. So, if you are bringing your kids and have to go with their schedule, then you aren’t going to miss out on any other special effects.
What to Know There will be a photo opp for the group before entering the pod that you can view and purchase on the way out, through the gift shop, of course. Take a potty break before getting on The High Roller. There is one in the landing area right before embarking on your ride. Hold on to little’s hands once you step outside. Getting on is very easy, but there are lots of places a quick child could get caught or hurt. The Sky Lounge has great options for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and you can take them with you on the ride.
Full Experience The High Roller Las Vegas is located at a new outdoor venue called The Linq. There are a few places to eat, like Blue Ribbon, famous for fried chicken, at Brooklyn Bowl. Brooklyn Bowl also has bowling lanes the whole family can enjoy until certain hours. Call ahead because times change based on concerts or shows happening each night. Sprinkles Cupcakes is also a fun place to grab a sweet treat with the family after a spin on The High Roller.
Ticket prices will vary based on the season. Children 12 and under ride free.