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Will Caesars impress with Las Vegas High Roller?

By Katia Hetter, CNN
April 1, 2014 -- Updated 1510 GMT (2310 HKT)
The Las Vegas High Roller officially opens Monday, March 31, 2014, joining an impressive collection of Ferris wheels around the world. The Las Vegas High Roller officially opens Monday, March 31, 2014, joining an impressive collection of Ferris wheels around the world.
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Amazing Ferris wheels around the world
Pacific Wheel: Santa Monica, California
SkyView: Atlanta
Big O: Tokyo
Wiener Riesenrad: Vienna, Austria
Singapore Flyer: Singapore
The London Eye: London
Cosmo Clock 21: Yokohama, Japan
Navy Pier: Chicago
The Texas Star: Dallas
Tianjin Eye: Tianjin, China
The Star of Nanchang: Nanchang, China
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Las Vegas is the latest city to add a Ferris wheel to its entertainment options
  • The SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel has 42 climate-controlled observation cabins
  • The Tianjin Eye in China near Beijing, was built on a bridge across a river

(CNN) -- The 550-foot-tall High Roller has finally opened on the Las Vegas Strip.

The High Roller Ferris wheel is part of "the LINQ," a Caesars Entertainment-created shopping and entertainment district. The wheel received its operating license on Friday.

Riders will get a 30-minute ride and view of the city in one of two booths in each of the wheel's 28 Italian glass cabins, each 44,000 pounds in weight. Each cabin holds up to 40 people, totally 1,120 people at capacity.

Ticket prices range from $24.95 for a standard day ticket to $59.95 for the express that allows you to board anytime without waiting in line.

Check out the gallery to see how it compares to other favorites around the world.

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