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From journal Headin' to Sin City
Carshalton, United Kingdom
January 28, 2007
From journal Viva Las Vegas!
Saint Louis, Missouri
August 28, 2006
From journal Vegas Baby!
Las Vegas , Nevada
August 10, 2006
want to go even higher ... ride the ride that shoots you to the top and down and back ...
word of warning... its 100+ degrees in the summer and going to the top of the tower in the middle of the summer is warmer than all get up..
if its too windy they shut down the rides so then your out of luck for that part..
From journal Want to Feel Like Your on Top of the World?
Pine Hill, New Jersey
July 7, 2006
From journal Las Vegas- A Different WILD
February 17, 2006
From journal Las Vegas Vacation
Newton, New Jersey
September 7, 2005
From journal Las Vegas in September
November 20, 2003
We waited all week for the winds to calm down enough for this one to be operating, and it was worth the wait. We chose to go at night, to take in all the lights from the strip. It's amazing, all those lights flickering and how busy it all is and then just a few miles out, complete and total darkness.
The ride is a roller coaster that snakes around the base of the top of the Stratosphere Hotel. Note that I said the base of the TOP as in the SPIRE. It's high!!
The roller coaster isn't as thrilling as the other attraction -- THE BIG SHOT. That's the killer here. You get on the seat, they strap you in, shoes optional and then they tell you to count down from 10. And you do, 10, 9, 8, 7 WHOOSH! You're launched into oblivion. Screams were heard and falling shoes were seen.
For those observing, a sturdy railing keeps you "safe" from the strip below, or there's always the air conditioned and glassed observation area that encircles the sphere. Take your cameras here people, the view is incredible, even at night.
Souvenir photos are a must, as they truly capture the terror as the ride is started on 7 or 5 instead of 0, as you think it will be. Other souvenirs are also available, as are refreshments. Long lines are the norm, but there is plenty to look at - time flies really.
This is a stop NO ONE should miss on their Vegas vacation. Our kids loved it and they still talk about to this day. Ride if you dare -- I warned ya.
From journal Our Week In Vegas