SlotZilla zip line opens in downtown Las Vegas
A zip line that swoops riders past the vintage casinos of downtown Las Vegas and under the giant video canopy of the Fremont Street Experience is now open.
The lower zip lines on the $12 million SlotZilla attraction opened to the public May 4 after 14 months of construction, while a set of higher lines is expected to open a little later this spring.
“People are really enjoying it,” said Fremont Street Experience spokesman Thomas Bruny. “This one is unique because nowhere else are you flying over people and under the largest video canopy in the world.”
The high-flying rides start from a 12-story tower designed to look like a giant slot machine. Riders can now take the 77-foot-high zip lines, in which visitors are harnessed in a sitting position and glide 850 lateral feet to a platform near The D and 4 Queens casinos.
A “zoom line” opening later will launch riders from 114 feet up and send them soaring in a horizontal “Superman” position 1,700 feet across the pedestrian mall.
Zip line rides cost $20, while zoom line rides will cost $30.
Michelle Rindels is a staff writer for the Associated Press.
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