Las Vegas – Theme Park for Adults?
The theme music may be rowdier and the mascots not nearly as cute, but the rides in Vegas are just thrilling as the Magic Kingdom. If you want your next vacation to be adult themed, yet please your inner child, send the kids to Disney with your parents and come get your thrill on in Vegas.
Slotzilla Zipline – Let that inner child soar under the bright lights of the Fremont St. Experience. This ride comes in two doses, the 77 foot high zipline, or the 114 foot high zoom line, which lets you fly Buzz Lightyear style. Spread your arms like his wings and fly to infinity and beyond – or at least for 1,700 feet to the other end of Fremont Street. If you are having a hard time finding Slotzilla, just keep your eyes peeled for the 12 story high slot machine at the end of Fremont Street.
Voodoo Zipline – If you are more interested in flying over the strip than the street, zip over to the VooDoo Lounge at the Rio, and down a shot of Jager to calm those nerves. Starting at over 400 feet in the air, this is not the ride for the heights challenged. You are cast off on your 800 foot air journey and then reeled back in backwards to the VooDoo Lounge for that second – and then third shot that’ll get you singing your own version of “zip-a-dee- doo- dah...”
The Stratosphere – The tallest tower in the US is also home to some of the most white knuckle rides in Vegas. Free fall off of the 108th floor at 40 mph, blast off 160 feet straight up into the air, spin out over the edge of the tower or be catapulted over it. Each of the four rides at the Stratosphere will have the faint of heart longing for those teacups your kids are spinning around in.
The High Roller – There may not be a picture of Mickey emblazoned in lights, but the high roller at the LINQ is still a bright addition to the strip. Touted as being the world’s tallest ferris wheel (for now) it takes a full half an hour to make it one round on this 550 foot tall attraction. It certainly does look like we live in a small world when you are sitting atop of this giant ride.
New York New York Roller Coaster – You twist, you take breathtaking turns and then you get all turned upside down, much like a real NYC cab ride. The roller coaster outside of the New York – New York Hotel may not be taking you through space, but at 67 miles per hour you still feel like you are being whisked around at light speed.
Trade in Mickey and Pluto for an Elvis impersonator, and Cinderella for a couple of chorus line girls, and Vegas is transformed into the new happiest place on earth. If you want rides that make your blood tingle as much as Fireball does, Vegas has them, and a lot more.
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