Not gonna lie.. when I first learned about this zipline experience I thought it looked tame for the price ($27.49 per person on their website) and I never thought about it again.. until I stumbled upon a few videos on youtube that made me think twice about the whole thing.
So, I was intrigued now and did some more investigation and found a Groupon deal of $44 for 2 riders including free entrance to the Voodoo lounge and a buy one get one free drink at the bar ($13 value on the drink alone, ridic prices.) Oh also %50 off the photos and video if you want em. L and I always make a point to pay the ransom for at least 1 photo from things like this, don’t hate.
After 7pm you must be 21 or over which is good because it keeps the annoying little kids away and besides, this experience is best at night anyhow with all the lights of Vegas around and below. Vegas at night is always the best, daytime sucks.. unless yer golfin’.
It may not look ridic scary but as you can see and hear in the videos above it’s all about the tiny seats with a little seatbelt and really nothing to hold on to that made it a nauseating experience. They start you off at 550 feet on the 51st floor of the Rio Hotel and drop your ass down to their second smaller part of the hotel at 33mph (not too fast but just right). It’s tense when they lift you up and dangle you in the wind like a pair of converse wrapped around a telephone wire. Then the initial drop is scary AF but it wasn’t until that abrupt stop at the bottom that I really got heller paranoid. Ugh, white knucklin’ that left side handle for dear life as it sucks you back to the top in reverse is the scariest part! FML.
This is the video I took of a chick that wussed out.. she seriously sat there for like 10 minutes debating on taking the plunge or not. I can’t believe the staff members held up the line for this crap and tried to talk her into it. Luckily we had already gone on it and weren’t waiting in line behind this wuss. She got off and never rode it.
I find that as I get older the more of an issue heights are for me.. like climbing onto a ladder to get up on the roof freaked me out just a few years ago yet I can remember climbing 100 foot oak trees in Canada without breaking a sweat or a hint of fear.
View from the top:
I decided to make this Vegas trip focused on thrill rides and facing fears.. this was definitely a good start and taste of what was to come. I give this attraction 4 coils out of 5.