Huge Ferris wheel coming to Vegas strip with new resort
Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2003 3:08 AM | Contributed by redman822
The Clark County Commission on Wednesday approved a plan for a 50-story hotel and timeshare development anchored by a 12-story Ferris wheel and a man-made lake on the Las Vegas Strip. The wheel will be 560 feet tall and cost $100 million to build.
I'd read about the Ferris Wheel a couple years ago on the Las Vegas newsgroups, but a man made lake? I know where Wet n Wild is, but I can't seem to imagine where the "lake" will go. Especially one that could hold 20 yachts?
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CPLady...here is information on the project from Voyager's website... http://www.voyager-ent.com/lvsite.html As for the yachts, the website says, "The new site plan will detail Voyager’s plans for the wheel, including a large lake with custom boats utilized for hotel rooms, a new hotel tower and a time share tower."
The wheel will be going on th Site of Wet and Wild, which sounds like it will close. A man-made lake will be similar to the one in front of the Bellagio, I assume they will have some sort of a night show on the lake as well. I don't know why it will e on that side of the strip, it looked like there would be plenty of vacant land on the other side.
Well, Sahara owns the property that Wet and Wild sits on and, depending how the lease is worded, they could possibly buy out the lease - which if Sahara feels that they could recoup the money (which I believe they would) they'd buy WnW out and get this project started.
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Oh please 56 stories........ the one in DaNovill is 1,112.... STORIES high!! and it does 12 rounds a minute!... j/k seriously thugh.... thats amazingly high....... I think this is the first ferris wheel Ive ever been excited about.