Those planning holidays in Las Vegas may be interested to hear that Caesars Entertainment is planning to build the Strip’s first zip line early next year.
The attraction will be called Fly Linq and will consist of ten side-by-side lines that can launch riders at the Linq Promenade, an open-air dining and entertainment district between the Flamingo and The Linq Hotel.
It is thought that the zip line will cost around $20 million to build and the Promenade general manager, Shaun Swanger, thinks that it could become part of a package with other Caesars attractions. For instance, a current popular package combines tickets for the Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas and the Promenade’s High Roller observation wheel.
Riders of the new zip line will ascend a lift at The Linq Hotel to the top of the 122-foot-tall launch tower. They will have the choice between riding seated or in a flat position. They will then travel 1,080 feet east along the shopping centre to the High Roller. A platform will be built there to receive riders and they will exit through the building.
This isn’t the only zip line coming to the Strip. Steve Wynn has plans for a zip line as part of the Paradise Park project, which is due to break ground in the new future. A new 13-acre Summerlin park also expects to host zip lines.
These won’t be the first zip lines in Las Vegas. Fremont Street is already home to the SlotZilla zip line, which opened in 2014. SlotZilla is 77 feet high and extends for 1,700 feet making it longer, but lower than the planed Fly Linq.