Stratosphere Rides

Opening hours for the Stratosphere Rides

Stratosphere Tower Las Vegas: 10am - 1am Sunday - Thursday; 10am - 2am Friday - Saturday (and holidays)
Cost: There are various ticket options and packages depending on what you want to do...
Ride Tickets: Big Shot $13.00; xScream $12.00; Insanity $12.00; SkyJump $99
Location: Stratosphere
For further information call: 702 380-7711

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Me on the Big Shot Ride

Big Shot at the Stratosphere

Even now I’m not sure how I ended up on the Stratosphere rides – namely the Big Shot at the top of the Stratosphere Tower Hotel Las Vegas. It was a moment of madness but well worth it for the views. Be warned though, the ride that touches the sky is not designed for the feint hearted but for the true thrill seeker. I probably should have taken note of that before I decided to give it a go!

To be quite honest my palms were sweating as we made our way from the observation tower to the Big Shot at the Stratosphere. In fact my friend Chris practically had to drag me up to it. Turns out I had a reason to be a bit nervous as it sends you up 160 feet at 45 mph so that you’re 1,081 feet above the Strip. Talk about giving you a rush though! It really is the ultimate.

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The other Stratosphere rides

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If I’d have still been feeling brave after that and not a quivering mess there are three other rides that we could have gone on. These are: xScream; Insanity; and SkyJump, all well named!

Choose xScream if you fancy being dangled 27 feet over the edge of the tower.

Image of one of the Stratosphere Rides

Or Insanity if you prefer to be spun round at an angle so that you’re facing straight down over downtown Las Vegas.

SkyJump Las Vegas is the newest of the thrill rides before which you’ll put on a jump suit and be given a safety lesson. An elevator will take you to the top of the tower before you’ll plummet 855 feet. You can even get a souvenir DVD of the experience. Sound like fun?

If extreme rides aren't for you it's still worth a visit to the Stratosphere Tower Las Vegas to take in the fabulous views from the Observation Deck.

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