The recently opened Las Vegas High Roller officially entered the Guinness World Records book as the tallest observation wheel in the world on Thursday (as reported by the Las Vegas Sun April 18, 2014). A special ceremony was attended by more than 300 guests including the High Roller project team, contractors and crews, Caesars Entertainment executives, media, and special guests on Thursday in Las Vegas. Guinness adjudicator Michael Empric officially recognized the High Roller as the world's tallest observation wheel at the ceremony.
At 550 feet in height, the High Roller bested the Singapore Flyer wheel by 9 feet. In order to enter the Guinness record book, the wheel team had to submit an info package regarding the design and construction and an independent surveyor report verifying the diameter of the wheel to Guinness officials. Total diameter of the wheel and permanent construction were primary prerequisites for entry into the record books.
The High Roller is the focal point for Caesars Entertainment's ongoing LINQ project in the mid-Strip area in Las Vegas. The company has marketed the new area through touting of the High Roller as the world's tallest Ferris / observation wheel, which officially opened to the public on March 31, 2014. That label has now been officially granted by the Guinness group.
Check out previous LVE articles regarding the High Roller linked below.