Thanks to the popularity of Flightlinez on Fremont Street, at least three Strip hotels may be getting zip lines of their own soon. According to a permit request from MGM Resorts International uncovered by @detroit1051, Luxor and Excalibur are planning up to four separate runs of four lines each. They would include:
- Excalibur entrance to roof of the pedestrian covered walkway at the southwest corner of Tropicana Ave. and the Strip. (500 feet)
- Top of the north side of the Luxor pyramid to the southwest corner of Excalibur. (950 feet)
- Roof of the southwest corner of Excalibur to a new platform at the northwest corner of Luxorâ€™s east tower. (340 feet)
- New platform at the southeast corner of Luxorâ€™s east tower to the roof of the Excalibur tram station. (1,440 feet)
Using my third-grade-level Photoshop skills, I put together a rough approximation of each zip line courseâ€™s route:
Meanwhile, across the street, Tropicana may be getting a zip line of its own. According to a recent Trop customer survey sent our way by @airportlimbo, â€œThe zip line would run from the roof of our Club Tower down to the grassy area on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Tropicana Blvd. Riders would â€˜flyâ€™ over a portion of our pool and beach club area and land in a new structure that includes a new restaurant and bar with exceptional views of the flyers from take-off to landing as well as of the Las Vegas Strip.â€
Based on that description, Iâ€™m thinking the route would look something like this:
So, the race to build the first Las Vegas Strip zip line is on. So many questions:
- Who will build one first?
- Will it happen before a Las Vegas Strip ferris wheel opens?
- Will the zip line cables interfere with Parabounce?