High Rolling it at the Linq

Las Vegas is a town that is constantly changing.  I usually visit every 3 or 4 months, and even during that short time I see changes along the Strip.  The area that used to be part of the old Imperial Palace Hotel got revamped, and was renamed the Linq.  The area in between the  Flamingo Casino and Imperial Palace was made into a “city walk” type atmosphere, where shops, restaurants, bars, and an observation wheel called the “High Roller” was placed.

High Roller opened in March 2014 and is the world’s tallest “Ferris Wheel” measuring 550-foot tall, with a 520-foot diameter and has observations capsules which can accommodate 40 people.  It takes 30 minutes for one full round. Tickets are priced based on the time, as daytime tickets are cheaper than tickets after 5 pm.  They also offer tickets with Happy Hour, where patrons must be 21 and over, and the admission includes one 30-minute ride and an open bar inside the cabin, and they are generous with the alcohol.


Currently there’s a Holiday Promotion, where you can get $20 anytime tickets or $7 off the Happy Hour ticket, valid until December 24. Unfortunately for us, we thought we found a great deal the internet, which was $29 for our ticket.  It was still a good deal, but saving $9 off each ticket would have been even better.



The High Roller is a great way to see the Las Vegas Strip, and fantastic place to take a great souvenir photo. For those who are afraid of heights, there are benches inside the cabin, where you can enjoy the view, without having to look down.

Happy Half Hour cabins roll daily from 4pm to 1am, Monday- Thursday and from NOON-1am Friday-Sunday. Non Happy Hour closes at 2am.

Complimentary valet and self parking are available behind the Linq.