Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino takes thrill seekers to new heights with a SkyJump that breaks Guinness World Record. Photo Credit: Stratospher Las Vegas
April 20, 2010, (Splash News) – Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino takes thrill seekers to new heights with a SkyJump that breaks Guinness World Record
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman today launched the world’s tallest SkyJump located 855 feet above the Vegas Strip at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino.
Also present at the event was Guinness World Records, which declared SkyJump Las Vegas as the highest commercial decelerator descent, breaking the previous record set by SkyJump at Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre with a height of 764.4 feet.
Located atop of the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino, SkyJump Las Vegas can best be described as a controlled free fall. Riders are suited-up in Stratosphere’s custom jump suits and connected to a patented high-speed descender machine.
Similar to skydiving or base jumping, SkyJumpers literally leap off the platform to descend 829 feet to the landing pad below.
“Ideally situated high above the show-stopping Vegas Strip, SkyJump is a must-do for anyone looking to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush,” said Frank Riolo, CEO of American Casino & Entertainment Properties.
“Between screams of excitement and the rush of wind in their hair, riders will experience an unmatched view of the city day or night and a thrill that will last a lifetime.”
“The new SkyJump attraction takes us to a world-class level for thrill rides,” said Mayor Oscar B. Goodman. “I look forward to this new attraction at Stratosphere adding to the amazing experiences that you can find only in Las Vegas.”
SkyJump Las Vegas costs $99.99 per person and riders must be 14 years old to jump. For more information, please visit SkyJumpLasVegas.com.