David Becker, Associated Press
LAS VEGAS — Tourists are taking in the view from a skyline-changing observation wheel that offers a unique look at sparkling casinos and distant mountains from high above the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
Van Kim, from Phoenix, declared the experience "unanimously awesome" after standing in line for six hours Monday to be on the first gondola to complete the 30-minute ride on the 550-foot High Roller.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. officials christened the attraction as the world's tallest Ferris-style wheel.
It eclipses the 541-foot Singapore Flyer and the nearly-443-foot London Eye.
The High Roller is part of the $550 million LINQ development at the heart of the glittery Strip resort corridor.
It has 28 glass-enclosed, air-conditioned gondolas that can each hold up to 40 people.
Tickets are $24.95 during the day and $34.95 at night.
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