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High Rolling Vegas Action at MFG West - World’s largest observation wheel features composite spherical cabins

  • MFG West built the passenger capsules for the new High Roller in Las Vegas. The capsules weigh apx. 25 tons each and have a diameter of 22’.

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  • The High Roller’s spherical cabins were constructed at MFG West in Adelanto, CA.

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MFG West has a reputation for making iconic products — like the unforgettable Weinermobile back in the 60’s. Their latest high profile project has a similar fun twist — 28 spherical cabins for the largest observation wheel in the world. 

A new attraction on the Las Vegas Strip, called the High Roller, is the focal point of a $550M development project. Part spectacle, part ride - the High Roller goes a step beyond observation wheels like the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer, offering a full entertainment experience along with views of the city. 

MFG West was a subcontractor to Leitner-Poma of America, a company known for ski-gondola construction. Leitner-Poma supplied the cabins for the 330-foot London Eye, but the technology for this wheel is not like a regular Ferris wheel. “These cabins ride outside the rim, with the floor remaining parallel to the ground,” president Rick Spear explains. “They don’t hang. On a regular Ferris wheel, you spend half the trip inside the wheel and the view gets obstructed. With this, the cabin remains outside the whole time.”

According to Jose Cisneros, plant manager for MFG West “We were very excited to be involved with this project. The scope and scale of the cabins was a nice match for our open molding capability — high strength and durability, aesthetically appealing and a bit of design imagination.