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High Roller named world's largest observation wheel

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A portion of the High Roller observation wheel appears in this undated file photo. (File/FOX5) A portion of the High Roller observation wheel appears in this undated file photo. (File/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

It's already been trumpeted as such, but now it's official. The High Roller on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday was named world's largest observation wheel by officials with Guinness World Records.

The wheel, which has noticeably altered the Las Vegas skyline, stands 549 feet tall. For $24.99 during the day and $35 at night, guests may take a ride in the wheel for about 30 minutes.

The High Roller knocked the previous record-holder, the Singapore Flyer, out. The Singapore attraction was built in 2008 and stands 541 feet tall.

"Prior to coming out, I saw pictures of the High Roller, but I think you don't get a feel for the scale or scope until you actually get on the ground here. It's an incredible engineering achievement, and seeing it in person is just amazing," Michael Empric with Guinness World Records said.

The High Roller, which is part of Caesars Entertainment's The LINQ, operates seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m.

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