The long-awaited and often-delayed Slotzilla zipline attraction at Downtown's Fremont Street area in Las Vegas opened to the public at noon yesterday (April 27, 2014), according to a report by VitalVegas.com. According to the ride's Twitter feed, the first full day of operation was sold out.
Originally scheduled to open in June 2013, currently only the lower-level component of the ride is open for seated riders. Riders will traverse 850 feet in seated positions at a height of 75 feet off the ground. The upper 'zoomline' component of the attraction that involves faster speeds (up to 35 m.p.h.) by riders in a 'Superman'-style flying harness position will supposedly debut in a few weeks. The currently available zipline ride costs $20 per rider day or night. Tickets can only be purchased at the Slotzilla box office near the attraction.
Slotzilla resembles an 11-story slot machine and has been billed as the world's largest slot machine icon. The development team for the attraction included designers who had worked for Walt Disney Co. and Universal Theme Parks in the past.
Restrictions include rider weights between 60 and 300 pounds and riders must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Ride officials advise against riders with back, heart, or seizure problems and women who are pregnant. Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Hours of operation are noon until midnight Sunday through Thursdays and noon until 2 A.M. on Fridays and Saturdays.