If you're afraid of heights, stay away from the 1,150-foot (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 160 feet (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 27 feet over the edge of the Tower and then leave you there to dangle. And during Insanity, an arm extends over 900ft of air and spins you around at a terrifying rate. True daredevils can take it one step further with the SkyJump, a controlled, 829-foot leap from the tower that has you reaching speeds of 40mph on the way down. Best save dinner for later.
Sky Jump, Big Shot, X Scream & Insanity: the Ride
|Venue name:||Sky Jump, Big Shot, X Scream & Insanity: the Ride||Contact:|
2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
|Cross street:||at St Louis Avenue|
|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|