Stratosphere Hotel Las Vegas

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Stratosphere Hotel Las Vegas

January 23, 2017: The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower has become a one-of-a-kind landmark in the Vegas skyline and, at 1,149 feet high, its tower is the spot for the ultimate view of Las Vegas. But offering a spectacular view, the highest thrill rides in the country, a bevy of dining options and a variety of accommodations, is just the beginning.

The Hotel

The Stratosphere's casino is nearly as impressive an entity as the tower. It's one of the larger gaming floors in town and is constantly updated with state-of-the-art slot machines and video technology. Plus, there's an action-packed race and sports book and a 24-hour poker room with eight tables. The Stratosphere also boasts a grand front entrance with valet service. There are 2,427 rooms, mostly in the Premier Tower. More than 900 rooms (called the Stratosphere Select) were recently remodeled and feature modern decor, flat-screen televisions, MP3 alarm clocks, 240-thread-count bedding, elegant furnishings and upgraded bathroom floors and vanities.

The Tower Rides

Among the fun rides at the Stratoshpere Tower is SkyJump, a great attraction for thrill seekers who aren't afraid of heights, is also located on Level 108. Adventurous visitors are strapped into a harness, attached to the "descender machine" and step off a narrow platform only to plunge 855 feet straight down. In addition to SkyJump, the Stratosphere boasts a number of other hair-raising attractions including the Big Shot, a seated, shorter but equally thrilling ride, and X Scream, which extends you over the ledge of the Stratosphere Tower -- and leaves you there. The stop is only for a few seconds, but it's long enough to make you appreciate attractions on the first floor. A fourth ride is called Insanity-The Ride. Nothing more need be said!

1. SkyJump

 

Do you ever question your sanity? You might want to before you get on this ride. But as they say, just do it. Stop with the questioning, the doubts, the fear...take the dive off the 108th floor of the Stratosphere Tower with SkyJump--it's a total rush.

SkyJump is the heart-pounding, scream-inducing, open-air leap from 829 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. You'll zoom toward the landing pad at speeds topping 40mph, while the crowds below gasp and applaud your insanity....ehm, we mean your bravado! You can SkyJump during the day or brave a nighttime jump. See age and height/weight restrictions below.

Hours

Sunday through Thursday: 10am – 1am
Friday through Saturday: 10am – 2am

Pricing

$119.99 Per Jump

Reservations

Call 800.99.TOWER ext. 4518.

Height and Weight Minumums and Restrictions

SkyJump is open to ages 14 or older. All jumpers between 14 and 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must sign an authorization waiver. Height minimum is 52 inches or taller

2. Big Shot

 

The Big Shop is billed as the Vegas amusement park ride that touches the sky. You'll be strapped onto the Big Shot and be shot 160 feet in the air at 45 miles per hour! There's no better view of the Las Vegas Valley! In a matter of seconds, the Big Shot thrill ride catapults 16 riders from the 921-foot high platform up the Tower's mast to a height of 1,081 feet and down again. Before you catch your breath, you'll be shot back up again at forces unmatched by other Vegas thrill parks! Experience a gut-wrenching four 'G's of force on the way up, and feel negative 'G's on the way down as your legs dangle in the Las Vegas skyline.

Pricing

Observation Deck Admission: $20
Observation Deck +1 Ride: $25
Observation Deck +2 Rides: $30
Observation Deck +3 Rides: $35
Unlimited Tower & Rides: $39.95

Hours

Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 1am
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 2am

Height and Weight Minumums and Restrictions

Must be at least 48" tall to ride the Big Shot

3. Insanity

 

Insanity the Ride is a truly mind-bending experience! A massive mechanical arm extending out 64 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower at a height of over 900 feet, this Vegas ride will spin you and several other passengers in the open air at speeds of up to three 'G's. You'll be propelled up to an angle of 70 degrees, which will tilt your body into one position — straight down! If you're brave enough to keep your eyes open, you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of historic downtown Las Vegas. Experience Insanity and walk away to tell the tale!

Pricing

Observation Deck Admission: $20
Observation Deck +1 Ride: $25
Observation Deck +2 Rides: $30
Observation Deck +3 Rides: $35
Unlimited Tower & Rides: $39.95

Hours

Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 1am
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 2am

Height and Weight Minumums and Restrictions

Must be at least 52" tall to ride Insanity

4. X-Scream

 

Ever played on a giant teeter-totter, 866 feet above the ground? With X-Scream, you can! It's space age, yet simplistic design resembles a massive teeter-totter or a Vegas rollercoaster unlike any other ever seen. X-Scream propels you and several other riders headfirst, 27 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. Try not to scream when you go over the edge — you don't want to scare the other riders! After being shot over the edge, you'll dangle weightlessly above the Las Vegas Strip before being pulled back and propelled over again for more.

Pricing

Observation Deck Admission: $20
Observation Deck +1 Ride: $25
Observation Deck +2 Rides: $30
Observation Deck +3 Rides: $35
Unlimited Tower & Rides: $39.95

: $39.95

Hours

Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 1am
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 2am

Height and Weight Minumums and Restrictions

Must be at least 52" tall to ride the X-Scream.

Stratosphere Tower Discounts and Coupons

A few discounts are available for admission to the Stratosphere Tower:

Normal admission is $20
Children 4 - 12 are $12
Children under 3 are free
$5 for Stratosphere Hotel Guests
The SkyJump offers discounted prices for locals and hotel guests

The Shows

After enjoying the day sampling the resort's many attractions, spend your evening at a show in the Theater of the Stars. "MJ Live," a Michael Jackson tribute show plays at the Stratosphere. Shop-aholics will find great deals in the Tower Shops, and those who enjoy being pampered can visit the Roni Josef Salon and Spa.

The Arcade: Strat-o-fair

The Stratosphere's 17,000-square-foot midway called Strat-O-Fair midway showcases a 1963 World's Fair theme. The midway is located at the base of the 1,149-foot tower which houses Top of The World restaurant & lounge and observation decks.

Some of the main midway attractions include: The Sky Wheel, a 45-foot in diameter Ferris Wheel which provides passengers at the apex of the ride a view of the Strip from 80 feet above the street. The Ferris Wheel, circa 1958 was restored and renovated for the Strat-O-Fair by Eli Bridge, the oldest Ferris Wheel company in the U.S.

An equally exciting, but smaller version of the Big Shot has been adapted for kids named The Little Shot. The ride propels visitors 20 feet into the air while simulating the exhilarating feeling of the Big Shot, but on a smaller scale. Other unique attractions at the Strat-O-Fair are the Hover Crash, a futuristic bumper car ride, which is battery operated, and the only one of its kind in the world.

Hyper-Bowl, a virtual bowling game with a 10-foot screen and 3-D visual is a featured attraction. Visitors can bowl a complete virtual-reality game with Hyper-Bowl and actual leagues can be formed. This computer bowling game is one of the firsts of its kind in the U.S. To complete the midway, there are also two food outlets-Astro Snacks and The Launch Pad Lounge-as well as several "games of skill" where patrons can win prizes such as plush, stuffed-toys. The games include: Basketball Shot, Cat Rack, Ring Toss, Milk Can, Milk Bottles and the Water Race.

The Swimming Pool

Seasonally, there's the lovely eighth-floor Level 8 Pool where you can catch some rays on an expansive deck, and the the 25th-floor Radius Rooftop Pool & Wet Lounge where you can enjoy great views and the daily Sunset Happy Hour Whether it's great heights, great attractions or a great show you're looking for, the Stratosphere has an abundance of amenities to enjoy.

Are kids allowed in the Stratosphere Hotel Las Vegas?

Yes, children are indeed allowed in Stratosphere, however, Nevada State Law prohibits minors (those under 21 years of age) to loiter in the casino. Specifically, children cannot hang around gaming areas--even if accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21 years old. They may, however, walk through the casino en route to another part of the hotel, but again, while accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21 years of age. Parents and/or guardians may not gamble with minors (children) sitting or standing next to them at any time. This includes quickly dropping a coin or two in a machine while walking with a child. Lastly, children may not touch the gaming devices including slot machines and table games.

Do kids stay free at the Stratosphere Hotel Las Vegas?

Yes, 12 years old and younger

Is there childcare or baby sitting at the Stratosphere Hotel Las Vegas?

No.

What's the best thing to do for kids at Stratosphere Hotel Las Vegas?

Yes, Big Shot thrill ride, SkyJump Las Vegas, Insanity - The Ride, X Scream and the Stratosphere Tow

Are pets allowed at Stratosphere Hotel Las Vegas?

No.

Does Stratosphere Hotel Las Vegas have a good swimming pool for Kids?

The seasonal Level 8 Pool is located on a 67,000-square-foot deck with a hot tub, water volleyball area, cabanas, special events area, a cafe and panoramic views of Las Vegas. The adult only Radius Rooftop Pool & Wet Lounge is on the 25th floor and is also open seasonally.