High Roller (Stratosphere Tower)

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High Roller
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Stratosphere Tower
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Status Defunct
Operated April 29, 1996 to December 30, 2005
Statistics
Manufacturer S&MC
Designer / calculations Werner Stengel
Type Steel
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 700
Top speed 30 mph
Length 865 feet
Inversions 0
Broker: Premier RidesHELP
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High Roller was a steel roller coaster located on the top of the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas. Due to its location on top of the tower, it was the world's highest roller coaster. However, it was not the world's tallest roller coaster due to it already being 900 feet above ground level.

History

High Roller opened in 1996 as part of an expansion to the Stratosphere Hotel. It closed in 2005 due to it requiring a refurbishment that would have cost $500,000. Also, the addition to the two new rides made High Roller obsolete. The track was laser cut piece by piece so that it could be sent down the tower by elevator.

Design

High Roller was manufactured by S&MC and brokered by Premier Rides. It circled around the top of the tower a few times, however it did not leave the tower base at any time.

Trains

Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.

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