If you’re in Vegas today you can ride the High Roller for free if you’re one of the first 100 people to show up. On to the facts:
During its first 100 days in operation, the High Roller has set records, reached milestones and attracted riders from all walks of life. Key highlights since its opening include:
· The High Roller has made roughly 3,870 full rotations.
· The oldest visitor to ride the High Roller was 99 years old.
· The youngest visitor to ride the High Roller was two weeks old.
· As of July 8, 2014, 15 proposals and seven weddings have taken place inside the High Roller’s cabins.
· The High Roller was officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the World’s Tallest Observation Wheel on April 17, 2014.
· The High Roller’s LED lights have been programmed in honor of six different holidays and special events.
· The High Roller engineering team has made the climb to the center hub of the wheel, a 275-foot climb, a total of 65 times in the first 100 days to perform routine checks.
· Some notable riders include:
o Giada De Laurentiis, celebrity chef
o Caesars Entertainment Headliners: Frank Marino, Jerry Seinfeld, Olivia Newton-John, Shania Twain
o Casts of Jubilee, Recycled Percussion, Jersey Boys, Million Dollar Quartet, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, Mac King, and Defending the Caveman
o Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013
o Lance Bass, singer
o Mindy Kaling, actor/writer
o Rascal Flatts, country band
o Ryan Getzlaf, captain of NHL Anaheim Ducks
o Rachel Brenchel, “The Amazing Race” and “Big Brother”
o Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi of “The Real Housewives of Orange County”
o Terry Fator, Las Vegas headliner
o Tyra Banks, model and popular TV host
o Vivica A. Fox, actress
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