The Fremont Street Experience (FSE) area in downtown Las Vegas will serve as the home for a huge zip line attraction dubbed Slotzilla. Ground has already been broken on the 120-foot tower that will launch riders via a power-launch system featuring two tiers of four zip lines. The $11 million attraction will replace the smaller Flightlinez operation that has had commercial success in the same location since October of 2010. According to officials, Slotzilla will debut to the public in June 2013.
The 11-story attraction will be built between Third Street and Casino Center where Flightlinez was previously situated. The lower tier zip lines will carry harnessed riders in seated positions on lines 850 feet long at a height of 75 feet off the ground. The upper tier lines will be 112 feet high and will carry riders a total of 1700 feet ending in front of the Golden Gate casino. Riders on the upper lines will lie in a 'super-hero' position in harnesses that will feature a propulsion launch system hurling riders at initial speeds of 35 m.p.h.
The attraction front will be built to resemble an 11-story slot machine, and has been billed as the world's largest slot machine icon. The development team for Slotzilla includes designers who have worked for the Walt Disney Co. and Universal Studios Theme Parks in the past. Skyline Eco Adventures of Maui, Hawaii will serve as an ongoing operational consultant for the new attraction, but day-to-day operations will be handled by FSE officials.
Ride costs are set at $20 (lower lines) and $30 (upper tier lines), with a two-ride package for both lines selling for $40 per rider.
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