Sweet Picture Of The High Roller And Random Facts

High Roller (Photo: Caesars Entertainment)
High Roller (Photo: Caesars Entertainment)

I wanted to share this sweet picture of the High Roller at The Linq and thankfully Caesars Entertainment provided some useless random facts about the ferris wheel.

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.

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The Linq Gets A Circle!

High Roller Ferris Wheel At The Linq Las Vegas
High Roller Ferris Wheel

When The Linq was introduced a couple years ago I used to joke that it may not be real. Ground breaking was delayed a couple of times and little was happening. Well, The Linq exists. There is construction happening and some empty buildings waiting for some exciting tenants to move in, there’s a website and a huge circle (photo above) that will eventually become a ferris wheel. So they say.

The Linq was rumored to be opening in the summer of 2013 but Caesars Entertainment never confirmed that.

Then The Linq was supposed to open in December of 2013.

Now The Linq will open in phases beginning in December 2013. A few stores will open in December. Some more will open in 2014 and the NAME TBD Ferris Wheel is said to open in the 2nd quarter of 2014.

One day The Linq sounds like it can be a cool mall area to hang out and grab a drink and the next day there’s an announcement about a hat store and this sounds like the corniest place on earth. It’s enough to make a cynic go to a casino and drink soda!

Regardless of how I feel about The Linq…

The giant ferris wheel is big and destined to become the new focal point of the Vegas Strip – for better or worse.

 Photo: Caesars Entertainment