The new VooDoo Skyline zip line attraction will debut at the Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in early November 2013. The new zip line will run between two towers at the popular Rio resort located off-Strip at 3700 W. Flamingo Rd. This new announcement follows months of anticipation and build-up for the newest Las Vegas zip ride attraction, which was originally slated to open in late summer 2013.
The new attraction's launch point will be located on the patio of the VooDoo Steakhouse on the 50th floor of Rio's Masquerade Tower. Riders will descend from the launch point to the top of the 20-story Ipanema Tower and then return facing backwards to the original Masquerade starting point. VooDoo Skyline is unique in that it accommodates two riders at a time (most zip lines are single rider attractions). Riders will attain speeds of 33 m.p.h. during the one-third mile long ride that requires about 70 seconds from launch to return. The ride is being marketed via promise of a uniquely spectacular view of the Las Vegas Strip from more than 400 feet above street level.
The new zip ride is a collaboration between the Rio Las Vegas and Capital Ventures, and involved the talents of Stan Checketts who has created more than 200 amusement rides for companies such as Disney and Six Flags during his career.
Operating hours for the new zip ride are from noon until midnight 7 days a week. Admission ticket costs are $24.99 during the day and $37 during evening hours.
This new zip ride will precede two other planned zip lines in Las Vegas. The Slotzilla zip line in the Downtown Fremont Street Experience area and an MGM Resorts zip line (slated to run between Luxor and Excalibur) have both been experiencing construction delays. Read previous LVE articles regarding these other planned attractions linked below. Hang onto your hats.
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