One of the most noticeable attractions in the Vegas skyline is the The High Roller at the LINQ. Night or day when you leave McCarran airport you are sure to notice The High Roller. We have been on the High Roller for three rides during our trips to Vegas so we thought we would share some photos and review our experiences.
The High Roller at the Linq
The High Roller was constructed in 2014 and sit at the back of the Linq Promenade. It is a 550 ft high ferris wheel. There are 28 cabins which can accommodate up to 40 people each. The cabins or pods themselves rotate in place so as to maintain a perfect horizontal view throughout the ride. The wheel takes approximately a half hour to rotate. There are approximately 2,000 LED lights which can display multiple colors.
Rides are offered as either a daytime ride or a nighttime ride and the price varies as to which one you choose. There is also a Happy Half Hour ride which offers an all you can drink option. A bar car is wheeled into the pod and set up by a bartender. There are no washrooms in the cabins so you might want to take that into consideration when choosing the Happy Half Hour option.
Note that if you do not want to pay for the Happy Half Hour ride you can buy beverages at the bar before you go out to the cabin platform. There has been questions on social media if you can bring your own refreshments and the answer is no. You have to purchase them at their bar which of course has Vegas prices in full effect.
We obviously believe that the High Roller is worth it having done it three times. It’s an amazing way to take in the enormous view and size of Las Vegas. We featured it our Best Bars in Vegas with A View post although its not a proper bar. If you want to see Vegas from the top and experience the lights The High Roller is a perfect way to do it.
Cost of High Roller at the Linq
As mentioned the costs to do the High Roller varies on whether you do it during the day or the night and if you choose the Happy Half Hour ride. The ticket prices below have been take right from the official website.
- Daytime Ride
- Adult $22
- Youth $9
- Happy Half Hour $35
- Nightime Ride
- Adult $32
- Youth $9
- Happy Half Hour $47
If you want to find a deal the your best options are either Groupon or Travel Zoo. They always have a coupon on sale but the extend of the sale varies greatly. In December we paid $59 for two nighttime happy half hour passes and previously we paid $35 for two daytime happy half hour passes.
It is not like the attraction sells out so there is no reason to buy tickets months in advance unless you find a good sale. If there isn’t a good sale on we would prefer to wait until a week or two before our trip to buy passes.
Daytime or Night High Roller Ride?
We have done two day time rides and one night time ride. One of the day time rides we did roughly around sunset so we could see the sun fall on the Vegas horizon. Which ride is better? They are both awesome for different reasons. With the daytime ride you get to an amazing view of the properties. It really gives you perspective of just how big the resorts are in Las Vegas. The night time ride of course you get to experience the lights of Vegas and that is spectacular in its own right. The only part about the sunset was the glare that the sun caused when trying to take photos.
Photos from the Daytime ride
Photos from dusk ride
Photos from the nighttime ride