If the rush of winning a jackpot or placing a sports bet on the underdog isn’t enough to get your adrenaline racing, these thrill rides sure will. From ziplines to roller coasters, here are the top Las Vegas thrill rides that will have you screaming!
Only the big shots hop on this Las Vegas thrill ride! Big Shot is a classic drop tower except that it sits atop the Strat and shoots you straight up to 1,081 feet in the sky. Experience a gut-wrenching 4G’s of force on the way up and negative Gs on the way down.
If you want to test just how brave you really are, buy tickets for SkyJump in Vegas! This relatively new attraction is simple and just as the name suggests—a huge jump. This open-air leap takes place 829 feet above the Strip to be exact!
One key detail to keep in mind is that SkyJump is not a free fall. It actually holds a Guinness World Record as the highest commercial decelerator descent facility, which means you’re supported by a cable and land safely on the ground below. Even with a cable attached to you, you can still reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour!
Think of a teeter-totter like the one you used to play on as a kid. Now, make it giant and place it 866 feet up in the air on the Stratosphere—that’s X-Scream. This Las Vegas thrill ride doesn’t have any crazy loops or giant drops, but that doesn’t make it any less frightening.
X-Scream has earned its name from the screams of terrified riders as they’re propelled 27 feet over the edge of the Strat’s Skypod. Imagine yourself sitting hundreds of feet above Vegas with only a roller coaster car separating you from the ground way down below. If that sounds like your kind of fun, add this attraction to your list!
You better make sure you don’t get motion sickness before you ride Insanity in Las Vegas! Just like X-Scream, Insanity is located at the top of the Strat and dangles riders hundreds of feet up in the air. Instead of sitting in a coaster, Insanity riders sit in seats attached to a massive mechanical arm that extends out 64 feet over the edge of the SkyPod. If you dare to hop on Insanity in Las Vegas, prepare to be propelled up to an angle of 70 degrees while simultaneously being spun at speeds of up to 3Gs!
On your next trip to Vegas, take time to visit Circus Circus and be sure to ride the Canyon Blaster inside the Adventuredome. This is the only indoor roller coaster in Vegas (and the world) that has a double loop and double corkscrew. Your adrenaline will be pumping through the roof as you speed through the Adventuredome at 55 miles per hour!
If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you’ve most likely noticed the Big Apple Coaster standing tall at New York-New York. Even with its 203 foot-drop, this roller coaster in Vegas attracts 1.4 million brave riders every year. Get your ticket for the Big Apple Coaster and rush through the air at speeds of over 67 miles per hour!
Stray from the usual amusement park rides and try a unique experience to get your adrenaline pumping. There are countless helicopter tours in Vegas that fly locally around the Strip or venture further away to the Grand Canyon. Not only is this an exciting activity to check off your bucket list, it’s also a beautiful way to see the sights of the city!
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Downtown Fremont is home to yet another popular Las Vegas thrill ride, the SlotZilla zip line. While it’s not your average roller coaster or drop tower, SlotZilla is an attraction for only the most daring thrill-seekers. Pick your poison and soar above Fremont Street on Zip-Zilla (a zipline seven stories high and two blocks long), or Super-Hero Zoom (a zoomline 11 stories high and five blocks long).
It’s time to take your thrill-seeking to new heights with the LINQ’s High Roller! The High Roller is an observation wheel that takes you 550 feet above the Strip inside cabins with 360-degree views. If you have a fear of heights, this Las Vegas thrill ride will definitely give your stomach butterflies!
Before you complete your list of Las Vegas thrill rides, don’t forget to add Exotics Racing. Racing sports cars might not be the most obvious thrill, but driving a vehicle with 707 horsepower is actually quite an exhilarating experience. Get the chance to tour and ride in their selection of more than 50 exotic cars like the Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Mercedes, Corvette, and Audi. Whether you put the pedal to the metal in the driver’s seat or choose to be a passenger, your heart’s sure to skip a beat when you hit triple-digit speeds!
Vegas isn’t just for partying and gambling, it’s one of the best destinations in the world for thrill-seekers! As you travel around the city checking off one thrill ride at a time, give yourself a chance to relax and unwind in your room at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino.