Today we’re heading to one of the most fabulous places on Earth – Vegas!! For those of you who don’t know some of the best attractions are found here including the Stratosphere Tower. Make a Bucket List bring you more information about the Stratosphere so you can decide if its something for your list.
Are you a hero or a zero? An acrobat or an acrophobe? Head to the top of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower to find out. Jutting 1,149 feet into the Vegas skyline, the iconic Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States and one of the most exciting attractions among Las Vegas resorts. This hotel offers one-of-a-kind thrills you can’t find anywhere else in Las Vegas, including the world’s highest thrill rides. The newest thrill, SkyJump Las Vegas, is a controlled free fall that sends you jumping off the 108th floor of our Vegas resort tower at a scream-inducing speed. So, if you’re an adrenaline junky, a thrill seeker, or a daredevil – our Vegas resort tower is the place for you.
Stratosphere’s new SkyJump Las Vegas thrill ride will be the jump of your life — no matter what you might be yelling. For your inner adrenaline junkie wanting the ultimate Las Vegas free fall, sky dive or base jump, SkyJump is the attraction to choose. It provides the highest controlled free fall in the world, all from the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower.
Before the jump, riders are prepped and suited up in Stratosphere’s custom jump suits and given a safety lesson. After a short elevator trip to the top of the Stratosphere Tower, the jumper is connected to a high-speed “descender” and led to the edge of the platform. Just take that last step and plummet through the sky 855 feet, or the equivalent of 108 floors.
Insanity the Ride is a truly mind-bending experience! A massive mechanical arm extending out 64 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower at a height of over 900 feet, this Vegas ride will spin you and several other passengers in the open air at speeds of up to three ‘G’s. You’ll be propelled up to an angle of 70 degrees, which will tilt your body into one position — straight down! If you’re brave enough to keep your eyes open you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of historic downtown Las Vegas. Experience Insanity and walk away to tell the tale!
Ever played on a giant teeter-totter, 866 feet above the ground? With the X-Scream, you can! Its space age, yet simplistic design resembles a massive teeter-totter or a Vegas rollercoaster unlike any other ever seen. X-Scream propels you and several other riders headfirst, 27 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. Try not to scream when you go over the edge — you don’t want to scare the other riders! After being shot over the edge, you’ll dangle weightlessly above the Las Vegas Strip before being pulled back and propelled over again for more.
Strap into the Big Shot and prepare to be shot 160 feet in the air at 45 miles per hour as you overlook the majestic Las Vegas Valley. In a matter of seconds, the Big Shot thrill ride catapults 16 riders from the 921-foot high platform up the Tower’s mast to a height of 1,081 feet and down again. Before you catch your breath, you’ll be shot back up again at forces unmatched by other Vegas thrill parks! Experience a gut-wrenching four ‘G’s of force on the way up, and feel negative ‘G’s on the way down as your legs dangle in the Las Vegas skyline.
Prices for the rides are;
Big Shot – $15.00
X-Scream – $15.00
Insanity – $15.00
SkyJump – $109.99 and up
Extreme Value Packages;
Tower Admission + All Day Unlimited Rides – $34
Tower Admission + 3 Rides – $33
Tower Admission + 2 Rides – $28
Tower Admission +1 ride – $23
Express Pass – additional $10.00
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