How big is the proposed Las Vegas Wonder Wheel?
FAA Reviewing Size Due To Airport Proximity
The new Las Vegas Ferris Wheel being proposed would be prominent on the skyline of the Strip and would offer a commanding view of casinos and Las Vegas landmarks. http://www.lvrj.com/business/fate-of-giant-las-vegas-ferris-wheel-still-up-in-the-air-122491469.html . The ferris wheel, called the Skyvue, would be across the strip from the Mandalay Bay Casino and anchor over 200 thousand feet of retail and casino entertainment space. A competing wheel planned by the Caesar's Palace group would be over near the Flamingo, so the race to secure financing and development for the new wheel would need to be finished quickly in order to prevent 2 wheels from showing up in Vegas simultaneously. In either case, at least one Las Vegas Ferris Wheel should be operational by the year 2013. The model near the Mandalay Bay would be 500 feet high and bigger than the London Eye, currently the world's record holder for largest Ferris Wheel. The Skyvue promises 22 enclosed gondolas, which will hopefully have backup air conditioning, or the first power outage during summer will bake people in greenhouse-like conditions. Tickets for the Vegas Ferris Wheel are predicted to be around $25, which is an average price for an attraction of this type.
Notes and Special Information
Special note: Because of the various factors involved, this project may be delayed or cancelled, or moved to some of the vacant spaces opening up around closed casinos like the Sahara.