High Roller Las Vegas Officially Named World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel

The High Roller observation wheel at The Linq shopping district in Las Vegas has been touted as the world’s tallest since its construction began. Now, the nearly 550-foot wheel has been given the official stamp of approval by the team at Guinness World Records.

High Roller wheel

The High Roller also holds the record for the tallest Ferris wheel this blog has ever felt woozy in.

The High Roller kicked the metaphorical ass of the London Eye and Singapore Flyer to grab the world record.

There’s no telling how long the Sin City’s wheel will hold this distinction, as another wheel in New York is nipping at its heels.

For now, the High Roller takes its rightful place as the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Because Las Vegas, that’s why.

Oh, and one of the great things about the High Roller’s Guinness World Record was the certificate. While Caesars Entertainment, the company that built the wheel, has insisted the wheel not be called a “Ferris wheel,” that’s exactly what the Guinness World Record folks called it on the official certificate. Told you it’s a Ferris wheel.

High Roller

In addition to its immense height, the High Roller Ferris wheel also has some of the most impressive balls in the world.

The anal retentive measurers-of-things at Guinness World Records also confirmed the wheel isn’t 550 feet tall. The High Roller is actually 549.54068 feet tall. That’s going win you a bar bet someday. (Then again, the official Guinness World Records Web site has a typo claiming the High Roller is 594 feet, 8.4 inches tall. That could win you another bar bet. You’re welcome.)

Check out our extensive archive of all things Las Vegas Ferris wheel, and see what it’s like to ride this bad boy.

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