Thrill Rides, Las Vegas

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  • SPEED - the ride

    by Cowley Updated Aug 25, 2006

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    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!

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    by imlikeabird Written Aug 3, 2006

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    This ride would be considered really tame on the ground. However, on top of the Stratosphere tower it scared the devil out of me. The scariest part was watching the gate lower and having the arm start to outstretch you over the side. Once it started it took all my concentration not to get sick because you're essentially just spinning around. We did it in the morning and it was a great way to wake up, and it also feels cooler at the top of the tower with all the wind. It was a great break from the heat.

    I took this picture of the people who rode after u Getting on the ride

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    Manhatten Express

    by caz400 Written Oct 13, 2004

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    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

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    For a unique perspective on Vegas...

    by feline01 Updated May 11, 2003

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    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.

    A ride in the clouds
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    The Stratosphere Tower. The...

    by Nobbe Written Feb 25, 2003

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    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...

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    This one will get your heart pumpin'.

    by dambrosi Updated Mar 26, 2004

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    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 view from the free fall tower is even worse
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    Stratosphere tower & Big shot thrill ride

    by crzymallard Updated Jun 15, 2003

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    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.

    I'm on the right, hanging on for dear life!
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    Stratosphere Tower...

    by OrlandoBR Written Sep 8, 2002

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    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?

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    Highest thrill ever

    by UK_GUY_LOVES_VEGAS Written Jun 1, 2003

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    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)

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    Rollercoaster madness

    by joanj Updated Aug 21, 2004

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    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.

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    The roller coaster at New...

    by bottleofdoom Written Sep 7, 2002

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    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

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    This is AWESOME!!!!!

    by Russ60 Updated Dec 10, 2003

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    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.

    1146 feet  straight up

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  • A must see is the Stratosphere...

    by Felipe42 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    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.

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    Roller Coaster

    by Martin_B Written Jun 9, 2003

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    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 !!

    roller coaster
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    The Let It Ride Roller...

    by mtwohig Updated Sep 17, 2002

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    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.

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