Get ready for a 35 mph zip-line ride above Linq Promenade in Las Vegas
By Jay Jones
Nov 08, 2017 | 6:30 AM
Las Vegas’ newest attraction for thrill seekers, Fly Linq, is a zip-line that next year will send guests soaring above the Linq Promenade, a dining, entertainment and retail district across the Strip from Caesars Palace.
The zip-line will begin just off Las Vegas Boulevard, where guests will ride an elevator to the launchpad roughly 12 stories above ground level.
After the suiting-up and a briefing, as many as 10 people at a time will be able to zoom east over the open-air mall at speeds averaging 35 mph.
Riders can choose whether to travel along the line Superman-style, with arms and legs outstretched, or seated in a special chair.
“This is something you can literally do in under an hour. In fact, the actual ride is only 35 seconds,” said Shaun Swanger, the Linq’s vice president and general manager.
The ride, which is roughly a fifth-of-a-mile long, will end at the opposite end of the Linq Promenade near the base of the High Roller, currently the world’s tallest observation wheel.
“Our mission has been to get a blend of food and beverage, retail and attractions,” Swanger said. “We have the Virtual Reality Adventures here, which does really well. We’re really close to announcing another totally different type of attraction.”
The zip-line is expected to open in late 2018. Ticket prices have yet to be determined.
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