Thrill Rides, Las Vegas
The 4 thrill rides at the top of the Stratosphere! I am a self-proclaimed rollercoaster/ride junkie and I could have spent all day up here if there wasnt so much else to do! I tried each ride at least once, and whoever designed these knew what they were doing.
That being said, Insanity made me rather nauseas, but you get a view of Vegas unlike any other! The Big Shot also has the same merit, without the queasy feeling. The X-scream, i think, was my favorite - and try to sit at the front if you can! And while the rollercoaster isnt a huge deal, it is still a lot of fun.
The fastest rollercoaster in Las Vegas, located at the Sahara, I felt like going waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa with THIS acceleration.... and all the way back. Fast and great!
Ride the Manhatten Express Roller Coaster at night and get a birds eye view of las Vegas and the strip. this thrill ride features the first ever heartline twist and dive manoeuvre, the train rolls 180 degrees, suspending riders 86 feet above the casino roof, Smile during the last few seconds as thats when the pictures are taken
well worth the $10.00 per person
High Roller rollercoaster & Big Shot
Highest rollercoaster in the world. Feels like you're falling off the casino
Big Shot shoots you up 160 ft into the air. Both are phenomenal rides for the mere novelty of them. Don't miss doing either.
The Stratosphere Tower. The Stratosphere and its landmark tower, which is the tallest free-standing observation tower in the western U.S., define the top of the Las Vegas Strip.
The Stratosphere features superior dining facilities, an innovative casino, the Tower Shops at tratosphere, 1,444 rooms and suites and the most breathtaking thrill rides anywhere. Guess where? Yes on the top of the tower of coures...
Try the big shot, on the top of the 320 meters tower. Thats the ultimate thrill for sure. The view was very nice, if you your eyes was open...
This one is nuts. The Stratosphere is a hotel casino that built a tower on its site that stands 1,100 feet tall. On top of this they put a roller coaster, a free fall tower and a ride that I couldn't go on but like to call it the "holy crap" ride, as it lifts you up and pretends to drop you off the tower. My friend Dave went on it and I have to give the guy credit, according to him, "this ride is just not right." But the views are awesome and the thrills are even better, so if you're looking for some heart pounding fun, take a trip here :)
The Stratosphere observation deck and rides tower 100 stories above ground. Enjoy panoramic views of the strip and the surrounding valley.
The Big Shot thrill ride was a lot of fun, didn't really care for the High Roller roller coaster ride.
Stratosphere Tower roller-coaster
On top of the highest structure west of the Mississippi, the tower in the Stratosphere hotel in Vegas, there is a *wonderful* roller-coaster. It has got to be the scariest possible ride, since it's far above the ground, overlooking all of Las Vegas and the mountains. But WHAT COULD BE MORE FUN?
If you like your adrenalie pumped theres only one place to go - the Stratosphere. There are 2 rides on the roof of the tower, the Big Shot - which shoots you up a 150ft tower and the High Roller which basically circles the edge of the roof. Both of these are definatley not for the faint hearted (The only person who would accompany me on these rides was my friends 14yr old daughter)
Go up to the top of the Stratosphere and watch the High roller - as it is called - go round the top of the Stratosphere.
There is also a High thrill ride called The Big Shot, which shoots you to the tip of the Sphere.
Facts. The tower was opened on April 30th l996., and stands at 1,149 ft. or 350 meters. Diameter of the tower is 160 ft. (pod) and 210 ft. (base of the tower)
It cost aprox. $80 million to build, and it weighs approx. 100 million pounds.
It is the talles free-standing observation tower in the US.
It has 4 double decker elevators that travel 1800 ft. per minute, or 20.5. mph. It is the 5th tallest structure in the US.
There are 1,644 steps from bottom to top of the tower.
Photo by joanj.
The roller coaster at New York, New York.
This roller coaster scared the heck outta me. It has a great loop & then it flings you
upside down real quick & it has a huge hill. Just go on it at night, because the sun
was in my eyes the whole way up the hill & it sucked!! I couldn't wait to get to the down
Go to the Stratosphere Tower, buy a ticket go to the top and get on the highest thrill ride in the world "Big Shot" and start getting nervous. You must do this ride at night the view of Vegas beneath is fantastic and when the ride launches you upwards you just hope its going to stop as you ascend to over 1000ft you can see nothing but lights, you cant see down because as you go up so do your legs obscuring the tower below.
A must see is the Stratosphere Tower. Excellent view from the top (only desert around :-)). Try the rollercoaster ride and this Big Shot thing on top of the tower, it is crazy. Quite expensive but it's worth it!!!
Riders on the Big Shot travel 160 feet up a 228-foot mast
at the top of the 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower.
They then drop back down at speeds up to 45 mph.
There is an amazing roller coaster in Vegas. Actually 2 good. The one on the picture is the one at the New York New York. I didn't do it but seems very cool. It cost around 10$usd to do it. The other one is located at the SAHARA hotel. Seems to be short but seems amazing as well. Even if I did'nt do it I surely recommand it. Seems too hot !!
The Let It Ride Roller Coaster...
circles the roof of the Stratosphere Tower rising 1,149 feet above the Las Vegas Vally floor...............
We took this ride. What a mind-blowing hoot!
This was one of the highlights of our trip.
You can bet on this Las Vegas' roller coaster to get your heart pounding. Fasten your seatbelt as you take a fast and furious journey aboard one of Las Vegas' most pulse-quickening attractions.
More than 100 stories above the Las Vegas Strip, you'll find two rides that take the word "thrill" to new heights. Located atop the Stratosphere, the High Roller is the world's highest roller coaster, and the Big Shot shoots riders 160 feet in the air to experience varying G-forces.
More photos from up here later.