The LINQ High Roller: Everything About This Massive Las Vegas Attraction

Las Vegas is the home of high rollers, and since 2014, The LINQ Hotel and Casino has been home to the ultimate High Roller. This 550-foot behemoth of a Ferris wheel has redefined over-the-top Vegas attractions and become a must-visit landmark for tourists and locals alike.

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Behold The Massive LINQ High Roller

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Measuring 520 feet in diameter, The LINQ High Roller is officially the tallest Ferris wheel in North America and second in the entire world. Much like a high roller raking in cash at a casino like the Sahara, this ride feels exhilarating. It is for that reason that people flock to it for the 30-minute revolution, completely with audio commentary, and the unrivaled view of the Las Vegas Strip it brings with it.

Unrivaled Views of the Las Vegas Strip

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Everything about the High Roller screams Las Vegas opulence. Not only do you get a ride that outlasts many others, but you get to enjoy it in style and comfort. The High Roller features 28 air-conditioned compartments, making it perfect for either day or nighttime rides.

This contrast of times gives you two distinct adventures when taking the massive spin. You can overlook the beauty of the Las Vegas Strip from high atop the LINQ High Roller during the daylight or soak in the neon lights in the evening. The two contrasting points of view completely encapsulate the Vegas experience.

Upgrades Available for the Ultimate High Rollers

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How do you turn a vacation-defining trip into an unforgettable exercise in extravagance? One word—upgrade. Those with a taste for the finer things can upgrade to a High Roller cabin. It’s here where you can take a spin while taking a drink with the “Happy Half Hour Option.” If Bar Service on the tallest roller coaster in North America doesn’t scream “Vegas, Baby” then nothing does.

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The LINQ, originally built as the Imperial Palace in 1959, has been reborn into a great, cost-effective hotel at the center of the Las Vegas Strip.

Frequently Asked Questions about The LINQ High Roller

Can Kids Ride the High Roller?

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Absolutely. The ticket prices vary and children under the age of four ride for free. Since the High Roller is a Ferris wheel, it doesn’t have the same restrictions that other Las Vegas Strip roller coasters or high-stress rides might bring with them.

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How Much Does the High Roller Cost?

Different admission times have different prices, so we recommend an Anytime Ticket for the most flexibility and fun. Adult tickets are $38 before taxes and fees, and for kids age four to 12, the ticket price is $20. Children under the age of 4 have free admission.

It’s wise to buy tickets for the High Roller in advance—especially with a discount ticket price—and skip the line to skip into the sky with a ticket totaling under $35.

What Time Is the Happy Half Hour Option on the High Roller?

Happy Half Hour is are offered from 4 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday and then noon to midnight Friday through Sunday. All Happy Half Hour guests must be 21 years old or older.

What Drinks Are Served on the High Roller?

The High Roller serves all the drinks you might expect. There is liquor, beer and wine when indulging in the Happy Hour experience. The upgrade allows guests to consume alcohol during the 30-minute ride and is limited to adults over 21 years old.

Can You Get Discounts on the High Roller?

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You’ll save 10% when when you buy LINQ High Roller tickets online and bundle it with other experiences, such as the Fly LINQ Zipline. Plus, when you stay at The LINQ, you can most likely get money taken off your ticket. Those who stayed at the hotel have reported getting $12 off when purchasing over $15 worth of items at the store.

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Is There a Long Wait for the High Roller at The LINQ?

Surprisingly, the average wait time for the High Roller is only about five to 10 minutes. For that reason, it is often highly recommended for those looking to get the ultimate Vegas experience on their first visit.

How Many People Fit In a High Roller Pod?

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40 people fit in the High Roller pods. These air-conditioned spots circle the massive Ferris wheel and number 32 in total. It can easily accommodate entire families and parties, depending on how many people you are traveling with.

How Fast Does the High Roller Go?

Considered slow-moving, the High Roller travels one foot per second during its 30-minute run. The massive structure is so gigantic that even at such a fast rate on paper, it still is considered serene given its size.

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Are There Bathrooms on the High Roller?

No. Be sure to go before you board the High Roller as the pods do not have any bathrooms—or even running water. So prepare ahead for the 30-minute trip.

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Ready to Fly with the High Rollers?

Whether you choose to ride in style or zip over the Strip, The LINQ High Roller is ready to host you. Stay at The LINQ Hotel for quick access to this unforgettable Vegas attraction, and don’t forget to grab tickets to both the High Roller Observation Wheel and Fly LINQ Zipline for a whole day of fun.

There are also a variety of other Las Vegas Strip attractions, so be sure to check them out.

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