High Roller Stops for 90 Minutes
The High Roller Observation Wheel was stopped during its rotation late Friday night, Sept 24, 2021, with 150 passengers aboard the wheel at the time. The incident happened shortly after midnight Saturday morning, and the ride was completely unloaded just after 2 a.m.
The stated cause was a network connectivity issue involving one of the cabins. Engineers resolved the network issue in about 90 minutes, the wheel’s rotation resumed, and all passengers safely disembarked and received refunds. The quick reaction and expertise of the Caesars Engineering Staff prevented any injuries.
The last time the High Roller had an unplanned stop was April 16, 2016, when at 2:25 a.m. one of the control boards malfunctioned in a cabin, causing the ride to automatically stop, according to an incident report from Caesars.
The High Roller is a 550-foot tall, 520-foot diameter giant Ferris Wheel on the Las Vegas Strip. Owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, it opened to the public on March 31, 2014 and is currently the World's Tallest Ferris Wheel.
The High Roller is very popular, properly maintained, and extremely safe. I highly recommend everyone visiting Las Vegas take at least one ride...