A press conference was held in Las Vegas at the Fremont Street Experience to announce the newest attraction that will forever alter the downtown Las Vegas Skyline.
Tokyo is known for Godzilla, and in 2013 Las Vegas will be known for SlotZilla! SlotZilla is an 11-story slot-machine-themed Zipline experiences that will offer thrill seekers two unique ways of experiencing the Fremont Street Experience.
The first riffs of Blue Oyster Cult’s hit Godzilla echoed down Fremont Street. Smoke billowed out from behind a black curtain. As the black curtained dropped Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Jeff Victor, president of the Fremont Street Experience introduced SlotZilla. Behind the curtain was a 6-foot model that represented the newest attraction of Las Vegas.
The first tier of SlotZilla starts about 70 feet above the ground. Adventurers will experience the thrill of sliding down the Zipline above all the thousands of people who attend the Fremont Experience. Riders will land at a platform, which will be located about midway through the Fremont Street Experience.
The second tier of SlotZilla is for the adrenaline junkies. Starting over a 100 feet in the air, thrill seekers will be launched the full distance of the Fremont Street Experience. Riders will zoom down the Zipline at speeds of up to 35 mph while lying down flat in a harness.
SlotZilla had to combine innovative technology with a dynamic themed concept in order to design this groundbreaking attraction not only for Las Vegas but also for the amusement industry as a whole.
One of the innovations of SlotZilla is the first-of-its kind propulsion launch system for a Zipline. Riders will drop through the Viva Vision Canopy and be propelled five blocks.
SlotZilla will be fun for everyone. Not only will SlotZilla provide two unique ways of seeing the Fremont Street Experience as well as the Viva Vision Canopy, but it will also provide people a unique attraction to take photos of.
The takeoff platform is a multi-level, 11-story structure designed to look like a giant slot machine, complete with a pull-arm and reels. Each time riders leave the Zoomline platform, the arm will pull down, the reels will “spin” and a beacon will light up. The slot machine is adorned with two Vegas showgirls standing 37 feet tall and will include a 20-foot wide, 10-foot tall “Welcome to Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas” sign, providing a photo op for tourists.
Attracting nearly 16 million annual visitors the Fremont Street Experience expects a 120-foot tall slot machine that actually has people being shot out of doors to be a big hit with people taking photos. Instead of money coming out of the slot machine, it will be people on the Zipline. Perhaps this may be the world’s largest slot machine, what better place to have it than Las Vegas?
Information you need to know:
Where: Freemont Street Experience
When: Construction starting Jan 2013
Opening June 2013
Hiring: Expecting to hire 100 new employees
Projected Costs: $20 for the Zipline
$30 for the Zoomline
$40 for both
For more information: http://www.vegasexperience.com
Flightlinez is closed for a short time while they move things around so they can remain open during construction.
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