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Big Shot, X Scream & Insanity: the Ride

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If you're afraid of heights, stay away from the 1,150ft (350m) Stratosphere Tower. And even if you don't suffer from vertigo, you might want to steer clear of the resort's thrill rides. The Big Shot will rocket you 160ft (49m) up the tower's spindle under a force of four Gs; at the top, you'll experience a moment of weightlessness before free-falling back to the launch pad. X Scream will propel you headfirst 27ft over the edge of the Tower and then leave you there to dangle. And during Insanity, an arm will extend 64ft (20m) over the edge of the tower and spin you around at a terrifying rate. Best save dinner for later.

Name: Big Shot, X Scream & Insanity: the Ride
Address: 2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas

Cross Street: at St Louis Avenue
Venue phone: 380 7777
Website: http://www.stratospherehotel.com
Opening hours: 10am–1am Mon–Thu, Sun; 10am–2am Fri, Sat
Transport: Bus Deuce, 108
Price: Tickets $8 each. All 3 rides $24.95. All-day pass $29.95
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