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Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower
« on: February 04, 2011, 07:38:21 PM »
In the early 1990s, The Stratosphere was conceived by Bob Stupak as an addition to his Vegas World casino. At the conception of the project, one of the planned rides was to be a giant ape that would carry riders up and down one of the tower's columns. The original plans envisioned the Stratosphere exceeding the height of the CN Tower at 1,815 ft (553 m), making it the world's tallest freestanding structure at that time. However, due to possible interference with nearby McCarran International Airport, and any possible flights that come through Las Vegas, the Tower's proposed height shrank multiple times until its current height of 1,149 ft (350 m).

Big Shot at 1,081 ft (329 m) is the highest thrill ride in the world.
Insanity, opened in 2005, at 900 ft (270 m) is the second highest thrill ride in the world; it dangles riders over the edge of the tower and then spins in a circular pattern at approximately forty miles per hour
SkyJump Las Vegas, a controlled descent, Bungee jumping-like ride that will allow riders to plummet 855 ft (261 m) attached to a high speed, descent wire.[6] SkyJump opened on April 20, 2010.
X-Scream at 866 ft (264 m) is the third highest thrill ride in the world

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfEqfjNHlfA

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Re: Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 10:33:33 PM »
It's a great place to visit. The mrs and I went to Vegas at the end of 2003 for xmas and new year.  Whilst there we visited the Stratosphere. I rode the Big Shot, XScream and a coaster that is no longer there. It was a thrill to ride these record breaking rides and Xscream was just terrifying. I have never seen so many men scream on a ride!

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 05:04:42 PM »
Did you go to the Adventure Drome at Circus Circus, They have quite a good Arrow Looper.
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Re: Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011, 12:09:35 AM »
Didn't go in the indoor park at Circus Circus. It's a very strange hotel and was full of teens in gang colours :cursing:

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 03:04:50 PM »
Gang colours, sadly America is full of these.. :(

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2011, 10:57:02 PM »
Anybody here ridden High Roller?
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Re: Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2011, 01:01:44 PM »
If that was the coaster that used to be on the Stratosphere, then yes, I believe I have.

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