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Stratosphere rides

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by MikeOPensacola, Aug 27, 2013.

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  1. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    How scary are the rides on top of the Stratosphere ? Also does anyone know how expensive they are? Thanks......:peace:
     
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    I went up to do them once and relized I was way to drunk and didn't want to barf all over everyone so I decided not to. My friends all did them though and said they were pretty fun but not to scary.

    Prices
    http://www.stratospherehotel.com/Tower/Rides
     
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    The Big Shot is a blast - especially at night. X-Scream is pretty fun and mildly scary, especially if you have a thing for heights. Someday I am gonna try the SkyJump...
     
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    Wife did everything except SkyJump. Loved all of them. Me, ahem, on the other hand, can't ride due to my, uh, bad back...:eek: She loved them all though.
     
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    not on your life! :eek: lol

    love high coasters and stuff but they have to start on the ground not 1000 feet in the air
     
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    Wifey has done all of them - including Skyjump. She gave each one a thumbs up. I watched safely from the ground.

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    I've done Insanity which was a blast and so was Big Shot. Backed out of X Scream once I got up close and saw it action. I love thrill rides and coasters but something didn't want me getting on that thing.
     
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    I have been on them all, went on Insanity and X Scream on our first visit as Big Shot was closed for maintenance that week, second time went on Insanity and Big Shot which has a great view of Vegas when you hit the top.
    I did Sky jump last year and that was fantastic and if you going to do it I recommend having the camera strapped to your wrist.

    I'm staying at the Stratosphere in Oct so will going on the rides again
     
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    Mike, I am sure the costs are on their website.

    Remember if you go up to the top of the Strat, unless you are staying there and have a room key, it is $10 per person tower admission
     
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    Thanks gang for the input, looking forward to a couple of rides....:peace::beer:
     
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    Still looking forward to Skyjump but all of the other ones were awesome and worth the cost.
     
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    I've always loved thrill rides and The Big Shot is my all time favorite but my grown daughter hates it.
     
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    Done all the rides numerous times, and did SkyJump last year.

    Get the all day pass. it works out a lot cheaper than paying for each ride, and you get to ride them as many times as you like.

    Try to go up midweek, that way you will usually have very little, or no wait for each of the three rides.
    Went up on a Sat night once, and had to wait 15-20 mins for each one.

    Skyjump is not very exciting or scary, apart from the time you step off the platform.
    its all over in 17 secs.

    But worth doing. Why? Cause its there.:evillaugh
     
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    Not done any of them, but then again I don't like rides even when they're on the ground.

    I get vertigo just looking out of the windows on the inside observation deck (to the extent I won't let anyone walk behind me!) - went to the outside one in feb (took me 4 years to realise that was there) and wasn't so bad. I think just on the inside it seems like you are looking straight down.

    Believe it or not I love flying and have no phobia of heights!
     
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