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Manhattan Express Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster Las Vegas Manhattan Express Roller Coaster

The Manhattan Express roller coaster snakes around the New York New York hotel skyline, sending riders hurdling toward the Las Vegas strip from a maximum height of 203 ft and a top speed of 67 m.p.h..

Riders are sent on a dizzying ride of plunges, high banked turns, dips and dives. Try to keep your eyes open during the huge drops to catch a glimpse of an exhilarating view of the Las Vegas landscape. Overall it’s an exciting experience made even better by the fabulous view from your lofty vantage point.

Entrance to the Manhattan Express Roller Coaster is located at the New York New York Hotel second floor, Coney Island Emporium.

Hours of operation are: 10:30 a.m – 11 p.m, Sunday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m – midnight, Friday and Saturday.

Riders must be 54 inches to ride the Manhattan Express and tickets cost $12.50 each. An all day Scream Pass is available for $25. The ride also offers a “Flight for Four” ticket package for $49.99 and includes tickets for four along with two souvenir photos.

For more information call the New York New York Hotel at (702)-740-6969

Speed the Ride at the Sahara Hotel

Speed the Ride at the Sahara

Speed the Ride can be found at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, and is an adrenaline seekers dream come true. This rollercoaster catapults you at up to 70 m.p.h down a 1,350 ft track, through a 360 degree loop and into an intense 224 foot climb up a tower. Now before you think the fun is over you get to do it all again but this time in reverse. Speed the ride is by far the fastest roller coaster in town and also one of the best deals.

Also at the Sahara is a Indy car simulator ride called Speedworld. Speedworld enables you to get behind the wheel of a Grand Prix race car in an interactive race against other people, or you can choose to watch a 3-D motion simulator movie. The interactive race lasts about eight minutes and upon completion you will be given a computerized report detailing how you finished.

Prices for tickets to Speed the Ride are $10 per ride or $13 all day. The Speedworld interactive simulator costs $10 and the 3-D movie is $5. For additional information call the Sahara at (702)737-2111

Stratosphere Rides

Stratosphere Insanity ride Stratosphere Thrill Rides

The Stratosphere thrill rides are located a dizzying 100 stories above the Las Vegas Strip atop the Stratosphere Tower. They hold claim to having the world’s three highest ride attractions; the Big Shot, X Scream and Insanity the Ride.

Insanity the Ride holds riders sixty-four feet over the edge of the Stratosphere tower while spinning passengers at up to three G’s at a 70 degree angle. If the thought of experiencing the perfect views of Las Vegas at 900 feet while being violently flung through the air appeals to you then look no further.

The Big Shot ride shoots riders from the top of the tower, up it’s mast at a speed of 45 miles per hour. Riders experiencing 4 G’s on ascent and negative G’s on the way down. Watch out for this one, it’s scream inducing!

The X Scream is like a giant teeter totter in the sky. 866 feet up in the sky to be exact. Passengers are dangled 27 feet over the edge of the building before being pulled back and forth.

Even if you don’t care about thrill rides you should visit the Stratophere Tower for the view alone. It’s billed as the tallest free standing observation tower in the United states and get this it would have been even taller but the FAA decided against it. For a truly spectacular view of the entire Las Vegas area this ones a must see. You can also get a view without braving the lines for the tower by making reservations at the Top of the world restaurant.

Ticket prices for the observation tower are $9.95 for adults. Local, seniors and kids 4- 12 are $6.00

Ticket prices for Insanity ride, Big Shot ride and the X Scream ride are $8.00 for everyone. You can purchase an Xtreme All-day Unlimited Package for $29.95.

All rides are subject to closing due to high winds and bad weather. Minimum height for all rides is 48″. For more information call ( 702)380-7777 For more hotel information visit the Stratosphere Hotel page.

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