A parallel Worlds

Friday March 21 2008 / Art & Design

When we first saw photos of the vertigo-inducing rides atop the Stratosphere skyscraper over a year ago, we thought 'Photoshop'.

Since then we have found out that the 100 story Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino not only exists, it has tallest observation tower in the USA as well as the tallest - and scariest- fun park rides.

Rides include:
Big Shot - Shoots passengers straight up 50m at 75km/hr (over 4 Gs) until they are 350m above the Strip.
X-Scream - A giant teeter-totter that propels you 9m over the edge of the Tower, 300m above the ground.
Insanity, the Ride - A massive mechanical arm extends 20m over the edge of the Tower and spins you at a force of 3 Gs for a truly mind-bending experience.

I am sure that it all has been engineered and built to the very highest standards . . . aren't you?

To learn more go to www.stratospherehotel.com and if you visit, or have visited, please let us know if the rides are as heart-stopping as they look.

Suggested by
Ian Skellern