Thrill ride in the sky

How would you feel if you were hanging on a metal arm atop of the eighth-tallest building in the world, the Stratosphere hotel in Las Vegas? I know I’d be terrified, but if you’re one of those thrill seekers that will gladly swim in Devil’s Pool, you might like this.

The X-Scream is, according to many, the ultimate fun ride in the world. Those willing to risk a heart attack are loaded in a cart and hoisted high into the air before the track plunges into a 30 degree angle. Just when it reaches 30mph, the carts comes to a full stop at the end of the track, leaving nothing but 300meters of air between passengers and the ground…now that I don’t want to try! I don’t care about their fancy security measures, that include titanium restraint bars and a manual return mechanism in case of power failure, I ‘m just not getting on that thing!

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  • John Posted on February 27, 2008

    Nice to see some pictures of this, been meaning to drive to Vegas just for this tiny amusement park (since I don’t gamble and don’t care for live shows, I haven’t gotten around to it).

    I live for this kind of stuff. Looks fantastic.

  • dan Posted on February 28, 2008

    check these sick rides out

  • dedi Posted on February 29, 2008

    וואו איזה פחדדדדדדד

  • Raine Posted on March 19, 2008

    aww hell no

  • Steveo Posted on April 5, 2008

    Unfortunatly, these are older pictures because they took the longer rollercoaster down. They do have one of those tower rides that shoots up the spire and free falls back down it. I went on all three of these back in November of 07 and they are really great to get the blood flowing, the heart pumping, and the butt pucker going! I would recommend these rides to anyone in a heartbeat! Great fun. Try’em Spooky!!!

  • Ed Magowan Posted on October 25, 2008

    …….about 8 seconds. That’s how long it would take my puke to hit the ground.

  • spooky Posted on November 4, 2008

    so wat im just gona go there for a ride i just wasted my money 4 nothing

  • carlip Posted on February 9, 2011

    I just left vegas sunday (6-2-11) and i went on these rides a couple times. They had the Insanity closed due to high winds, so if your planning a trip make sure the weather is calm and clear. It was 34$ for an all day pass on all 3 rides. They close at 2 am, so there is plenty of time to get back after hitting the strip. And when your drunk they are WAYYY more fun because its not so scary! I’d highly recommend this to any enthusiast.