Dueling Vegas Wheels

Clark County Commissioners approved March 2 a developer’s proposal to build an amusement park on the Las Vegas Strip but there’s competition.

The commission approved developer Howard Bulloch’s request for a use permit for the 10-acre, London-themed park to be built on land he owns across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Mandalay Bay resort. The plan includes a 500-foot Ferris wheel and six other rides, 140,000-square-feet of retail space and a 21,000-square-foot conference center.

The cost of Bulloch’s project or how it will be funded hasn’t been revealed yet.

Meanwhile, Caesars Entertainment is already moving forward to build a similar type of facility on the Strip.

Caesars’ $500 million Project Linq entertainment, retail and dining complex is to feature a sky wheel with 32 “gondolas” that will each carry 36 people and take an hour to revolve. The development is ready to break ground, according to Jan Jones, Caesars’ senior VP of entertainment.