Flying Over Downtown Vegas Like Superman Beats a Night On the Strip
Zooming over downtown Las Vegas with Slotzilla
If getting bombarded with stripper advertisements while wearing a Long Island ice tea around your neck sounds like a hellavuh night out to you, by all means continue hanging out on the Las Vegas Strip. For those with, um, a slightly different definition of fun, do as the locals do and head downtown.
Formerly a magnet for ne’er-do-wells AKA Vegas’ unofficial capital of sleaze, Downtown Las Vegas has been undergoing a renaissance in recent years. This rebirth is evidenced by the trendy Downtown Container Park, Fremont East’s row of hip bars (including an old-school arcade bar) and the annual Life is Beautiful music festival, which brings huge headliners from Major Lazer and Mumford & Sons to Empire of the Sun. Without question, Downtown Vegas owes much of its new-found success to the rowdy five-block entertainment district, the Fremont Street Experience.
Arguably, the biggest draw at this pedestrian mall and entertainment space is Slotzilla, a 12-story, slot machine-inspired zipline that flies over the crowds of downtown Vegas. And of course, I had to try it. So I took The Moms and my adventurous cousin out for an evening of high-flying good times.
We discovered that there are two ways to fly at Slotzilla: the lower zipline, where you rappel in a seated position, and the upper Zoomline, where your legs extend backward and you fly like Superman. Since we’ve all tried traditional ziplining before, my mom, cousin and I opted for the more thrilling, upper Zoomline.
Watch this video to get a first-person POV and find out what riding the Zoomline is actually like.
Slotzilla ranges from $20 to $45 per ride, and sometimes there’s a long wait. That only adds to the anticipation though.
Don’t be afraid to skip the casinos and veer off the Vegas Strip for a night. Out of all the things you could spend your money on in Sin City, doubling down on Slotzilla is a bet you just can’t lose.