Tourists will soon be able to cross downtown Las Vegas with the help of a new zip line that will be installed on the famous promenade called Fremont Street Experience. SlotZilla, as it was dubbed by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, will be twice as big and as stimulating as the temporary zip line built two years ago, says Fox News.
When they’re not looking to make a fortune in casinos, Las Vegas tourists are looking for excitement. Mayor Carolyn Goodman decided to help them by installing a bigger and much more powerful zip line on Freemont Street Experience. The project was inspired by the success of the temporary zip line set up two years ago.
Tourists have been very pleased with the existing zip line; crowds constantly used it to get from one point of the city to the other and to enjoy the world-famous lights of Las Vegas. The Mayor thinks SlotZilla will be even more popular as the metal scaffolding will have 134 feet, eight lines that span over a 1,700 feet course. Riders will have the possibility to stop at the middle of the course or finish the high-speed aerial race near the Golden Gate casino.
There are two positions that riders can choose for their short race. They can either sit in the horizontal position called “superman” or they can use the “power launch” system to accelerate the ride.
The construction for SlotZilla will begin in January and is expected to end somewhere in June. The price of the zip line amounts to $11 million, which is why the cost of the ride will be a little more expensive. Visitors will have to pay $20-$30 to fly with the monster zip line. A Hawaiian-based company named Skyline was selected for the construction of the new attraction as they are specialized in zip lines that span waterfalls and forests.