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Las Vegas Stratosphere Observation Deck and Thrill Rides

A unique fixture in the Vegas skyline Stratosphere Observation Deck, the 1,149 foot tall Vegas Resort Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States and one of the most exciting attractions among Las Vegas resorts. Enjoy expansive views of the city from indoor and outdoor Las Vegas Stratosphere Decks.

As long as you’re high above the city, you may want to experience the fabulous view. Or if you’re feeling daring, then hop on one of the exciting thrill rides.

The Observation Deck at the Stratosphere Hotel is an out-of-this-world experience

  • Indoor Stratosphere Observation Deck 
    Even if you’re not afraid of heights, you may feel braver viewing the city from behind. The angled windows, while taking in the many attractions in the air-conditioned Indoor Observation Deck
  • Outdoor Stratosphere Observation Deck and Thrill Rides
    Scan the city through viewfinders or take a daring ride above it on the Outdoor Observation Deck

Thrill Rides – Stratosphere Observation Deck

Shoot straight up 160 feet in the air at 45 mph on Big Shot, spin at 3 Gs while dangling from the SkyPod on Insanity and take a roller coaster ride like no other that teeter totters you over the edge of the SkyPod from 866 feet high on X-Scream.

1. Big Shot

Strap into the Big Shot and prepare to be shot 160 feet in the air at 45 miles per hour as you overlook the majestic Las Vegas Valley. In a matter of seconds, the Big Shot thrill ride catapults 16 riders from the 921-foot high platform up the SkyPod’s mast to a height of 1,081 feet and down again. Before you catch your breath, you’ll be shot back up again at forces unmatched by other Vegas thrill parks! so Experience a gut-wrenching four Gs of force on the way up, and feel negative Gs on the way down as your legs dangle in the Las Vegas skyline.

2. Insanity

The best Las Vegas thrill ride has 3 Gs of pure Insanity.

Insanity the Ride is a truly mind-bending experience! A massive mechanical arm extending out 64 feet over the edge of the SkyPod at a height of over 866 feet, so this Vegas ride will spin you and several other passengers in the open air at speeds of up to three Gs. You’ll be propelled up to an angle of 70 degrees, which will tilt your body into one position — straight down! If you’re brave enough to keep your eyes open, then you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of historic downtown Las Vegas. So experience Insanity and walk away to tell the tale!

3. X-Scream

I scream. You scream. We all scream on this Vegas ride!

Ever played on a giant teeter-totter, 866 feet above the ground? With X-Scream, you can! Its space age, yet simplistic design resembles a massive teeter-totter or a Vegas rollercoaster unlike any other ever seen. X-Scream propels you and several other riders headfirst, 27 feet over the edge of the SkyPod. Try not to scream when you go over the edge — you don’t want to scare the other riders! After being shot over the edge, you’ll dangle weightlessly above the Las Vegas Strip before being pulled back and propelled over again for more.

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower: Observation Deck and Thrill Rides