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America's First SkyJump Breaks Record in Las Vegas

April 21, 2010 By: Staff

Following up on our initial report about Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino's new thrill ride, we found a tidbit of video that sheds some light on what it is like to leap from the world's tallest SkyJump attraction— located 855 feet above the Vegas Strip.

skyjump las vegasAs part of its grand opening event, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman was at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino with a written proclamation deeming April 20 as SkyJump Day in Las Vegas. Guinness World Records was also present and 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.

SkyJump Las Vegas costs $99.99 per person and riders must be 14 years old to jump.


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