A gargantuan Ferris wheel that will be called the High Roller ride is coming to Las Vegas, and officials believe that the Ferris wheel will be the city’s next big icon for incoming tourists. As the giant wheel nears completion, it will stand as the tallest and the largest Ferris wheel in the whole world, the Inquisitr reports this Monday, Sept. 9.
The gargantuan Ferris wheel is one that may very well live up to its nickname as the High Roller ride. The massive piece of machinery stands a full 100 feet taller than an already towering Ferris Wheel, the London Eye, and is even topping by a close nine feet Singapore’s current attraction, the Flyer, which maintains the world record at this point and time.
According to early reports, the High Roller icon will stand over 55 stories in equivalent height, and hold 28 capsule cars for ride goers. The cars are made of only glass, giving these viewers a stunning look at Las Vegas and its glowing skyline at night. To provide for safety, however, these cars will not have the functionality to swing back and forth, and will instead be set into a fixed position.
Each of the 28 capsule cars in this gargantuan Ferris wheel will be able to hold up to 40 passengers for a single ride, and in addition to the sight-seeing, a special “audio-visual” show will also be included in each car for ride goers. The Las Vegas ride will similarly feature over 1,500 LED lights, so be ready to see a truly shining spectacle.
The gargantuan Ferris wheel’s official construction started a couple years ago in 2011, and is thought to be finished and set for its riders on the giant wheel by the end of 2013. Ticket prices are set to cost $30 or so for each passenger, so start saving up for your next Las Vegas trip.
Do you plan on checking out the gargantuan Ferris wheel when it’s finally completed in Las Vegas as a standalone icon? The sight — both from the ground and from the box cars, no doubt — will certainly not be one to miss.