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World’s Tallest SkyJump Thrill Ride Opens at Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

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SkyJump Las Vegas, an 885-foot controlled free-fall thrill ride, opened April 20, 2010 at the Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, setting a new Guinness World Record along the way.

Similar to skydiving or base jumping, SkyJumpers literally leap off the platform to descend to the landing pad below. To make the leap from the 108th floor of the hotel, riders first are suited-up in Stratosphere's custom jump suits and connected to a patented high-speed descender machine.

SkyJump Las Vegas costs $99.99 per person per jump, and riders must be 14 years old to jump. Those jumping also have the option of having their SkyJump recorded on DVD and a photo.

"Ideally situated high above the show-stopping Vegas Strip, SkyJump is a must-do for anyone looking to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush," said Frank Riolo, CEO of American Casino & Entertainment Properties. "Between screams of excitement and the rush of wind in their hair, riders will experience an unmatched view of the city day or night and a thrill that will last a lifetime."

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.

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000 sq. ft. casino. The 1,149-ft. Stratosphere Tower is the tallest free standing observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck; SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides, Big Shot, XScream and Insanity.

For more information about SkyJump, visit the Web site at
www.SkyJumpLasVegas.com .

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