There’s plenty to experience in Las Vegas, but nothing you’ll do compares with the attractions and observation deck at Stratosphere. For those desiring a view of Sin City that will take their breath away, a trip to the observation deck is in order. Readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal have named Stratosphere’s observation deck the best place to view the city for two years running, and with good reason. With a 360-degree view from over 1,000 feet above the Strip, you’ll see the entire city from inside the tower. But for those wanting to be a little more adventurous, you want to feel the wind blow through your hair as you see Vegas from the outdoor deck. Both views will leave you speechless.
If you’re looking to test your fear threshold, then Stratosphere has you covered with three different attractions -- Big Shot, Insanity and X-Scream -- that will have you screaming high above the Las Vegas Strip when you purchase the Tower Admission and Unlimited Rides Pass ticket from ShowTickets.com.
Get ready to touch the sky when you ride Big Shot at Stratosphere. Your journey to this ride takes you up two sets of elevators that will have you 921 feet above the ground and on Big Shot’s platform. From there you’ll be catapulted up the Tower’s mast to a height of 1,081 feet and back down again. Don’t think you’re getting off easy as another launch skyward have you pulling four gut-wrenching G’s of force on the way up and feeling weightless on the way down.
So few rides can actually live up to their name, but Insanity pulls it off easily. Imagine yourself being seated on a mechanical arm 64 feet from the side of Stratosphere Tower from well over 900 feet above the ground. As if that isn’t going to test your mettle, then spinning around up to a possible 70-degree angle to give you a straight-down view of Las Vegas. It’s crazy fun!
It may look like a space age teeter-totter, but X-Scream’s simplicity is outdone by the fright it generates. Sitting 866 feet above the ground, this ride will propel you 27 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower multiple times where you’ll dangle weightlessly. This is fear in the raw, and a true Las Vegas attraction.
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