JohnnyQ
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August 1st, 2014 at 5:58:20 PM permalink
So if anyone is interested, it looks like the prices have finally come down to a reasonable level.

I stopped in at the TR "office" that is located along the Linq shops on the way to the High Roller and due to my Platinum status was able to buy 2 tix for $ 20. Apparently I get one 2 for 1 on shows each month (news to me), and they counted the High Roller for that.

We also had some $ 5 off coupons from staying at Paris, so that got the other tix down to $ 15. So for all 4 of us, the total came to $ 53 or an average of $ 13.25 each. We went on a weekday at 3:00 and shared our cabin with 3 other tourists. So as you can imagine, NOT BUSY !

I was tempted to do the $ 25 deal which included unlimited drinks, but that didn't fit our schedule very well, and there were 2 non-drinkers in our group but they would have had to pay the $ 25 price whether they drank or not.
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reno
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November 10th, 2014 at 9:51:16 PM permalink
The High Roller website says that daytime tickets are $24.95 while nighttime tickets are $34.95 and presumably the $10 premium for night is because the lights on the Strip are delightful after sunset.

Winter is the best time of year to ride it. The website says that the ticket price changes at 7pm. This time of year the sunsets at 4:40ish, so by 5:30 or 6 the Strip looks fantastic.
tringlomane
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November 10th, 2014 at 10:31:29 PM permalink
Quote: reno


Winter is the best time of year to ride it. The website says that the ticket price changes at 7pm. This time of year the sunsets at 4:40ish, so by 5:30 or 6 the Strip looks fantastic.



Wow, good note. Sun sets in Vegas so early. I really wish Vegas was in Mountain Time.

I also looked at London Eye prices by comparison. No wonder CET is bleeding money on this. They assumed it would do as well as it does there. Typical CET miscalculation. Also CET also owns one of the better views of the Vegas strip to begin with. Paris's half-scale Eiffel Tower!
DJTeddyBear
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November 11th, 2014 at 5:16:00 AM permalink
I forget where I saw it, but it's $5 this month for men with a moustache in honor of Movember.
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FleaStiff
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November 11th, 2014 at 6:35:16 AM permalink
Perhaps even a discount for veterans or something. Its always good to ask about such things but I'm not the "touristy" or "camera-bug" type. I go to Vegas to gamble, enjoy buffets from time to time, keep up with changes in the various casinos. An acquaintance of mine used to author a newsletter that reviewed Las Vegas pools and she keeps up with special "deals" at the lower level casinos. I doubt I'll be taking Ferris wheels.
reno
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November 11th, 2014 at 3:13:14 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

No wonder CET is bleeding money on this.



I haven't riden it, but most of the reviews I've read say that the High Roller is usually empty, no lines, ghost town, etc. I just wonder if they could make more money by charging $5 per person. Would they rather have 50 riders per hour paying $35 or... 350 riders per hour paying $5? Even if they lost a little on tickets, they'd sell tons more alcohol drinks & souvenirs.

This would be an easy experiment for CET: they should pick a month and loudly advertise $5 tickets all month just to see if the increase in attendance is dramatic or negligible. If the experiment is a huge success, they could make the $5 tickets permanent. If the experiment is a huge failure, they could return to the old $35 price and no one will care because no one wants to ride this thing anyway.
MrV
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November 11th, 2014 at 4:25:59 PM permalink
The High Roller is stupid.

Why ride it when you can get as good a view from the tower at Paris, for less?

Yeah, the High Roller is taller, at 550 feet, versus 460 for the tower, but most of your time on the HR is going up or down.

Or better yet, just look out of your strip casino hotel room, at least most of the time.
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Greasyjohn
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December 17th, 2014 at 11:55:13 PM permalink
The High Roller used to be the name of the roller coaster on the top of Stratosphere. Never went on that either.
DJTeddyBear
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December 18th, 2014 at 5:44:46 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I forget where I saw it, but it's $5 this month for men with a moustache in honor of Movember.

I forgot about this thread...

I was in Vegas for Raving last month. I've got a full face, very close cut beard and moustache. Yep, I qualified for the $5 deal so I went on.

There was no lines, although I kinda laughed at the size of the rope snake queues used when they're busy - which I assume is never.

When I got to the pod entrance area, they were limiting it to about 10 people per pod, so I had to wait for the second pod. Wow. An entire 90 second delay.

Getting on an off is about as easy as an escalator or just about any Disney ride.

Ten people and the pod was plenty roomy. I would think that it starts to feel cramped at 25 people. A capacity of 40 people? No way.

There is a goofy guy on the overhead videos which really makes the experience kinda lame. It would be better without that guy.

Overall, I'm happy I took the ride. But I'm thrilled it was only $5. I think $10 or $15 is the most I'd say to pay where it's almost worth it. $35? No f-ing way.
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Beardgoat
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March 3rd, 2015 at 11:39:27 AM permalink
Any locals know where to get discounts? I don't think I want to pay $35 either

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