Wizard
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May 30th, 2014 at 10:02:25 PM permalink
For the first time in over three years, I finally wrote a new article. It is on the High Roller ferris wheel. I also invite you to watch my video of the experience.



As always, I welcome comments, questions, and especially corrections.
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May 30th, 2014 at 11:20:49 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

For the first time in over three years, I finally wrote a new article. It is on the High Roller ferris wheel. I also invite you to watch my video of the experience.



As always, I welcome comments, questions, and especially corrections.


Nice. Great and to the point article that should help people decide if they want to do it.
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rainman
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May 30th, 2014 at 11:38:02 PM permalink
Wizard how long was that walk from the building entrance to entering the wheel?
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May 30th, 2014 at 11:59:14 PM permalink
Wow, the place is empty.

Like riding a revolving tomb.
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May 31st, 2014 at 12:29:48 AM permalink
I liked watching the reflections of your passengers.

I have been on other tall wheels and there were long lines for those. It looks like CET made another bad decision
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May 31st, 2014 at 1:11:06 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

I liked watching the reflections of your passengers.

I have been on other tall wheels and there were long lines for those. It looks like CET made another bad decision



Yep. There's just so many things that feel 'wrong' about this that I'm not really sure if I'm just picking at it to mock it, or if they're legitimate concerns. Like it looks like you have to walk really far to get there, a security checkpoint or two, expensive (especially since nobody's going up in this solo...), an abject lack of seating for a decently long ride...

I admit, I was more interested in going up before seeing the video.
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May 31st, 2014 at 1:15:41 AM permalink
Quote: Venthus

Yep. There's just so many things that feel 'wrong' about this that I'm not really sure if I'm just picking at it to mock it, or if they're legitimate concerns. Like it looks like you have to walk really far to get there, a security checkpoint or two, expensive (especially since nobody's going up in this solo...), an abject lack of seating for a decently long ride...

I admit, I was more interested in going up before seeing the video.



I wonder why you can not ride it solo?

I would be more interested in riding it solo than waiting for a group to go.

Maybe the AC only turns on when there are people in it so it is cost effective to keeping some empty?
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May 31st, 2014 at 4:10:55 AM permalink
Good article, good pix, I haven't watched the video yet.

It seems to me like this might be something people do once, you know, so they can say they have done it. I wonder what some other good observation viewing areas are in Vegas, and how much do they cost ? These come to mind:

- Paris Tower

- Stratosphere (there is a Bar/Lounge near the top of the tower, and at least a couple of years ago it was "free" with a 1 or 2 drink minimum. So the cost of that would be about $ 12 to $ 14, depending on what you drink.

- Nightclub at Rio (sometimes they pass out free admission passes in the Casino, and when we went up early in the evening it wasn't crowded).

- Helicopter rides (I haven't done that).

- Others ?

- Wasn't there a blimp ride for a short period of time several years ago, or am I losing it ?
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May 31st, 2014 at 4:18:11 AM permalink
My wife and I did this is April right after it opened and we were given 2 free passes as she has a CZR Diamond Card. We rode with one other couple and enjoyed it very much. We purchased a beer for the ride, which are sold at the entrance. We both enjoyed it and recommended it to friends for the views. I felt the 30 minutes went by quickly.

I still think it will do fine over time but they may have to run more promotions and coupons to get the cost down for tourists.

Nice job on the review and pictures/video Wizard!
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May 31st, 2014 at 5:01:42 AM permalink
I don't like how their huge waiting queue area is not visible before comitting to the queue.

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