Sky Jump, Big Shot, X Scream & Insanity: the Ride

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Sky Jump, Big Shot, X Scream & Insanity: the Ride
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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.

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Venue name: Sky Jump, Big Shot, X Scream & Insanity: the Ride
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Address: Stratosphere
2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas

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
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Vieve W
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This place was INSANE.

Literally one of the best attractions in Vegas and the best part was that it's outside of the strip so wasn't ridiculously busy.

We opted for the three ride ticket which enabled us to visit the viewing area and go on the rides.

The views from the viewing points were crazy, you could literally see over Vegas and it's 360° so you could see all the way around. We went at night too so the whole Vegas skyline was lit up for daysss!

The rides themselves were pretty standard in their design but were amazing because they were outside, at the top of the Stratosphere tower! The heat combined with the breeze combined with the views and exhilaration of the ride just made it one of the best attractions for me personally.

I cannot recommend this enough, you will not regret it!