When you’re in Las Vegas, there’s no rush quite like winning a big hand or a giant bet that finally comes in. All that will change this April when the Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino opens its next thrill ride, the Stratosphere Tower SkyJump.

Adrenaline junkies and daring tourists can experience the rush of an 855 foot “controlled free fall” off the Stratosphere Tower. This 40 mph fall will provide guests an experience similar to base jumping or skydiving. Plus, there’s the added benefit of the amazing panoramic view from the Stratosphere! That is… if you dare to keep your eyes open.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring SkyJump Las Vegas to the Stratosphere,” said Frank Riolo, CEO of American Casino & Entertainment Properties. “This will not only be North America’s only skyjump, but also the highest skyjump in the world.”The Stratosphere Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Riders of SkyJump Las Vegas will be given a short safety lesson and then they will be suited up in Stratosphere’s custom “jump suits.” The rider is then connected to a patented high-speed “descender” machine and led to the edge of a small platform where they will leap out and descend the 100+ story height of Stratosphere. Guide wires keep riders from straying off course in what is an incredibly safe, yet audacious adventure. Just prior to reaching the rapidly approaching ground, the machine slows the rider down, bringing them to a controlled and safe landing.

“While the entire experience – from preparation to landing – takes just 30 minutes, the thrill will last a lifetime,” Riolo continued. “Stratosphere has made a commitment to reinvesting in our property at all levels and this will be an outstanding addition for everyone – whether you’re making the leap yourself or watching those daring enough to do it.”SkyJump, Las Vegas

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SkyJump is expected to open April of 2010, and will join three thrill rides already atop the tower: Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity.

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8 Replies to “Extreme Base Jumping Experience to Open in Las Vegas

  1. Sky Jump ride is one of those things that you have to do at least once. When you get to the bottom, high-five everyone you see because chances are they think you’re crazy.
    Don’t think about and just buy your ticket. You’ll soon realize that leaping off a huge tower on the Las Vegas strip is exactly what you want to do.

  2. The staff is awesome & make you feel as comfortable as possible. I’ve jumped once at night & once during the day. It gets more fun every time. I’ll jump on every visit to Vegas. Once is never enough! Do it!!!! Life is too short not to. It was the most incredible experience! Once I stopped screaming.

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