Clark County approves plans for Las Vegas amusement park

Posted Thursday, March 3, 2011 12:22 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Wednesday, Clark County Commissioners unanimously approved the construction of an estimated $100 million Ferris wheel meant to rival the London Eye, the number one tourist attraction in the city.

Read more and see video from KTNV/Las Vegas.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:29 PM

Who considers the london eye the #1 tourist attraction in London?

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 2:04 PM

From what I can tell from the Internets, London Eye averages about 10k visitors a day, which would likely make it the top tourist attraction in town.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 4:41 PM

The 9 acre park will have several rollercoasters PLUS the ferris wheel? That will be interesting to see.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 6:34 PM

That location is really close to the airport ... how do these wheels hold up in strong winds? There is a lot more hot air blowing through Vegas than London.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 7:02 PM

^That could be taken so many ways.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 10:23 PM

I would imagine that wheels like this aren't affected much by wind. The middle is just a bunch of cables.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 10:30 PM

If they're landing planes at one end of the strip, and people are jumping off one of the tallest buildings in the states on the other end, I think it'll be OK.

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