You are here

Stratosphere Rides

Insanity at Stratosphere

Stratosphere Rides

Want to rise high above the world? Las Vegas can offer you that. The gambling capital has the famous Stratosphere Tower. This is the tallest observation tower in the US. It is also located on Las Vegas Boulevard, just north of The Strip. And it offers you some of the most amazing and enthralling rides in the world – one of the greatest things to do in Las Vegas!

The Stratosphere Tower is a part of the Stratosphere Las Vegas hotel and casino. The tower is 350.2 meters (1,149 feet) high and offers 4 rides that will create a fountain of joy inside you!

The Rides

Big Shot:

This is the highest joyride in the world! It’s a mind-boggling ascent from a height of 281 meters (921 feet) to 329 meters (1,081 feet)! It attains the speed of 45 mph (72 kmph) and generates 4Gs in the swift ascent.


This is world’s 2nd highest thrill ride! It dangles riders along the tower’s edge and afterwards spins in a circular motion at around 40 miles per hour.

SkyJump Las Vegas:

With an official height of 253 meters (820 feet), this ride holds the Guinness World Record of being the highest decelerator descent. It was opened on 20th April, 2010. That day was declared SkyJump Day by Oscar Goodman, the then Mayor of Las Vegas.

You will be given brief safety training and dressed up in a special ‘jump suit.’ Then you will be linked to the ‘descender’ machine. It is led to the border of a small platform from where you will leap out and descend the Stratosphere Tower, just like bungee jumping, if you have experienced it earlier. Don’t worry to stray off because there are guide wires to prevent that. Just before you reach the ground, you will be slowed down and can achieve a controlled landing.


This is the third highest joy ride in the world! Which you can enjoy at a great height of around 264 meters (866 feet). It consists of a 68-feet straight track carrying an open top car. The ride starts with a back and fro motion pivoting vertically. The ride then will roll swiftly forward towards the end, 8.2 meters (27 feet) past the border of the building, prior to stopping sharply. The back and fro motion will give you the thrill of fear of falling down from the tower!

If you enjoy thrills, ride the rides at the Stratosphere and you will have an unforgettable experience!

Related posts