North America’s Ultimate Thrill Ride Recognizing Ride Milestone
LAS VEGAS - February 11, 2013 –After nearly three years and tens of thousands of mind-blowing, adrenaline-packed, 45-mile-an-hour drops to the ground, the most popular thrill experience on the Las Vegas Strip is about to achieve a major milestone.
Sometime during the month of February, SkyJump Las Vegas will host its 100,000th jump – a controlled 855-foot descent from the top of the iconic Stratosphere Tower, 108 floors above the Las Vegas Strip to the ground below.
The 100,000th jumper will receive a prize package including one free SkyJump, a two night stay in a recently remodeled Stratosphere Select room, dinner for two at Stratosphere’s new McCall’s Heartland Grill, two tickets to see critically acclaimed Stratosphere Headliner Frankie Moreno and official SkyJump merchandise to commemorate the jump.
“SkyJump Las Vegas is unlike any other thrill you can experience in Las Vegas or North America, for that matter,” said David Grolman, VP of Hotel Operations. “To reach 100,000 jumps in such a short time frame exceeds even our expectations of the ride’s tremendous popularity.”
Riders of SkyJump Las Vegas are suited up in a special jump suit then connected to a high-speed “descender” machine. Under the supervision of trained SkyJump personnel, the jumper is led to the edge of a small platform where they step out and descend the full 108-story height of the Stratosphere Tower. Prior to reaching the ground, the “descender” machine slows the jumper down, bringing the jumper to a controlled and safe landing.
SkyJump Las Vegas officially opened in April 2010 to international fanfare, kicking off a multi-year re-imagination of the iconic property. In January 2011, Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower unveiled a sweeping $20 million renovation that included more than 900 newly remodeled “Stratosphere Select” guest rooms, updates to the casino floor, a new VIP area and valet off Las Vegas Boulevard. Less than a year later, the property introduced a new headline show Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere and revamped its 336-seat second floor theater. McCall’s Heartland Grill, a steak and seafood restaurant opened in October 2012, and Stratosphere’s new late night show PIN UP™ will debut February 25, 2013.
SkyJump Las Vegas Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 1am; Friday and Saturday, 10am to 2am.
SkyJump Las Vegas Packages: $109.99 per jump; $119.99 for jump and photo package; and $139.99 for jump and wristcam video package. Locals discount available - $89.99 per jump.
Winner must be 21 years or older to redeem hotel stay and show tickets.
For additional information about SkyJump Las Vegas, please visit www.skyjumplasvegas.com
About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding 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 as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere and production show, PIN UP™. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937)