Las Vegas's Stratosphere Roller Coaster
|The rush of riding Insanity the Ride: it has seats tethered to an arm that swings out beyond the tower leaving riders dangling 1000 feet in the air. As the ride begins its circular motion, the seats rise and tilt downward to the Strip.|
|The element of extreme fear is always in the back of your head.|
One of the things we failed to ever do was go to the Stratosphere Theme Park which sits aloft the tallest casino in Las Vegas. The Stratosphere looks like a giant space needle but is actually a hotel. On the top of the hotel they built a roller-coaster (Sky Coaster) and several other rides that would leave even those with a lack of fear of heights in a complete panic.
|Made for maniacs.|
Maybe that's why I never rode the stratosphere roller-coaster? Maybe my experience inside of Las Vegas casinos taught me that the House always wins, and the odds are in the favor of destruction when you consider the probability for mistakes both in construction and inspection (do they really check every nut?) of a very unique amusement park on top of the Stratosphere Tower. That one mistake may shoot me off the top of the casino in a blazing stream of coaster cars, resulting in the most uneventful of deaths.Then again maybe that's the way to go?
Information and prices of the Stratosphere's ride can be found online at their website here, and range from $15 for Big Shot, X-Scream, or Insanity and about $110 for SkyJump