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.

Read more from The Las Vegas Sun.

Wednesday, February 19, 2003 3:40 AM
It's always amazing the things you read in newspapers. A 12 story Ferris Wheel would be 120 feet high. A 560 foot tall Ferris Wheel would be 56 stories which is what I think they are building.

Mike

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 4:15 AM
What ever happened to the one over in Asia that they were building??

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 4:46 AM
Wow I remember hearing about this when there was still thrillride.com
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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 5:10 AM
CPLady's avatar 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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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 5:12 AM
Anybody know how big the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel is in chicago for a quick comparrison as to how big this sucker is gonna be??
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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 5:21 AM
Vater's avatar Yeah, I remember hearing about this over a year ago...I was wondering if the project had been abandoned. This should be spectacular, and every bit a Vegas landmark as the Stratosphere Tower is now.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 5:26 AM
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 one in Asia is to be in Shanghai http://www.voyager-ent.com/shanghaisite.html no word on its status...

The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago is 150 ft tall. http://www.navypier.com/SubLink.cfm?Main_ID=15&Sub_ID=3

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*** This post was edited by redman822 2/19/2003 10:32:28 AM ***

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 5:51 AM
Hmmmm... Apparently no one seems to know for sure where this thing is going. Wet & Wild still plans on being open in 2004. Maybe there new atraction for 2004 will be the man made pond!
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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 6:06 AM
john peck's avatar 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.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 6:07 AM
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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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 6:37 AM
Can anyone actually say how tall one story is? When Mr. Hydes debuted at SFWoA, they said it was 13 stories tall. And this other Ferris Wheel is said to be 12, at 120 feet tall. What gives?

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 7:15 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar I story is generally 10 feet, Jes. That's pretty much the accepted height.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 7:21 AM
janfrederick's avatar Well $100 million for a 12 story wheel doesn't sound correct. Man, when this is built, the skyline will look even crazier coming down the 15.

BTW, I guess this isn't near any 'neighbors'.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 8:04 AM
The Navy Pier Ferris Wheel is only 150' tall. It has 40 cars that hold 6 people/car. The biggest existing Ferris Wheel is the London Eye which is 450' tall. It has 32 cars that hold 25 people/car.

Mike

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 9:14 AM
Yeah they said the wheel would be 50 stories on the news

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 9:56 AM
For $100 million I would want more than a ferris wheel- but to each their own.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 10:43 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar I'm wondering if the article got the numbers backwards?

A 560 foot wheel would be 50 stories - perhaps the hotel is 12 stories tall?

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 11:43 AM
janfrederick's avatar Well, for the 100 million, perhaps they'll crank it up to 3 or 4 rpm! That would give Top Thrill Dragster a run for its money. ;)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 12:11 PM
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.
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