2000 Las Vegas, Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
If you can ride these,
you're not hanging on very tight to life. (Video Below
Big Shot Ride -
Stratosphere - If
you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, then the Big Shot
is one of the best choices in town. Located over 1,000
feet above the ground, this thrill ride launches you 16
stories straight up the outside of the tower’s spire.
Once you reach the top, you have a few moments of total
weightlessness before freefalling down again. The ride
bobs up and down a few more times – giving you amazing
views if you have your eyes open – before finally
settling back to the launch pad again. Purchase tickets at
the box office. Hours of operation are 10a.m. - 1a.m.
Sunday through Thursday, and 10a.m. - 2a.m. Friday and
Saturday. Big shot is only one of a few other rides
they keep building atop of the Stratosphere Hotel. All
of them are featured in the video below.
X-Scream is another
one. X Scream is like a teeter- totter with a moveable
car on a track that takes riders head-first, 27 feet
over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas
(the highest rides in the world) and dangles them almost
1000 ft. above the Strip.
still another Ride which 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!
Sky Jump: The
wind’ll go whoosh. You’ll go $#!@%. Or yippee. Or yeah.
Or yikes. Chances are your blood curdling screams will
be heard in the sky high above the Las Vegas Strip.
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.