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Looking for a place to add some excitement to your trip? If you like roller coasters and heart-pounding thrill rides, then you will love Las Vegas roller coasters and thrill rides because some of the best thrill rides are located in Las Vegas.

Adrenaline junkies will surely get their fix. Fasten your seat belts and get ready to have a time of your life. Here is a list of rides for kids and families to enjoy, listed by location.

The Big Apple Roller Coaster at New York-New York

Rollercoaster at New York-New York The Big Apple Roller Coaster & Arcade at New York-New York Hotel & Casino is located inside the Coney Island mid-way. The Big Apple Roller Coaster at New York New York is a Coney Island style roller coaster that twists, loops and dives around the hotel. This roller coaster climbs 203 feet (62 metres) and drops 144 feet (44 metres), leaving your pulse trying to catch up at 67 miles (107 kilometres) per hour.

Open: Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: Tickets are $17; re-rides are $8. All-day Scream Pass is $26. Family Fun Flight For Four Package is available for $78 and includes four individual rides and two complimentary 5 x 7 souvenir pictures.
Nevada Residents with valid ID receive $12 admission
Military discount receives $12 admission – up to four passes per Military ID
For more information call (702) 740-6616.

Riders must be at least 54" tall to ride.

The Big Apple Roller Coaster Virtual Reality Experience

The Big Apple Roller Coaster Virtual Reality Experience is a white-knuckle ride high above The Strip and combines thrill-seekers need for speed with advanced, immersive graphics resulting in a 4D experience that's out of this world. Riders have two experience options; an alien chase through the Nevada desert and up the Las Vegas Strip or monsters battling in New York City.

Open: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to midnight
Admission: $20 each ride
Double ticket package: $28 (includes one regular ride and one Virtual Reality Experience)
Nevada Residents with valid ID receive $17 admission
For more information call (702) 740-6616.

Riders must be at least 54" tall without footwear and 13-years-old to ride with virtual reality.

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Rides at The STRAT Hotel Casino and SkyPod

Rides at the STRAT Hotel Casino and SkyPodMost thrill riders to Las Vegas find it hard to resist the temptation of visiting the rides at STRAT Hotel Casino and SkyPod.

Big Shot Ride - shoots you up

This thrill ride catapults 16 riders from the 921-foot high platform on top of the STRAT SkyPod. The Big Shot travels at 45 miles per hour and riders experience 4G's as they reach the very top and also experience negative G's on their way down.
Open: Sun – Thur 10am-1am; Fri & Sat 10am-2am

Insanity Ride - spins you 800 feet above The Strip

Extending 64 feet over the edge of the tower. Insanity spins riders at up to 3G's, propelling the riders to 70 degrees angle the faster it spins. Insanity ride price - $15.00
Open: Sun – Thur 10am-1am; Fri & Sat 10am-2am

X-Scream Ride - thrusts you over the edge

Shaped like a giant teeter-totter, X-Scream is an open vehicle that propels riders head first over the STRAT Hotel Casino and SkyPod and dangles them above the strip before pulling them back and over again for more screams.
Open: Sun – Thur 10am-1am; Fri & Sat 10am-2am

Must be 54" tall to ride

Other things to do

The Adventuredome at Circus Circus

AdventureDome Circus Circus Visit American's largest indoor theme park with 25 rides and attractions. There is fun for the whole family. Included are the following thrill rides.

Canyon Blaster - the world's only indoor double-loop double-corkscrew roller coaster going at speeds of up to 55mph.
Inverter - 360 degrees of constant G-Force in an endless flipping at mind-blowing speeds.
Disk 'O - this ride will suspend you angled at 110 degrees and then rock you to a disco soundtrack.
Chaos - A thrill ride that whirls its riders in three range of motions.
Other attractions include, a 40-foot rock wall, bungee trampoline, miniature golf course and miniature bowling alley.

Slotzilla Zipline at Fremont Street Experience

Slotzilla Zipline The Slotzilla zipline attraction at Fremont Street Experience is the latest attraction to downtown Las Vegas. Adorned with two Vegas "showgirls" standing 37-feet tall and a 20-foot wide "Welcome to Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas" sign, Slotzilla is an 11-story, 120-foot high slot-machine-themed takeoff platform with two-levels.

Riders on the lower level take off 70-feet above ground and zip 850-feet to a landing platform. Daredevils on the higher level are shot out of SlotZilla at 35MPH using a first-of-its-kind propulsion launch system and soar 1,700-feet, the entire length of the Fremont Street Experience.

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The VooDoo Zipline at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

VooDoo Zipline The VooDoo Zipline is an exhilarating attraction at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino that delivers an experience unlike any other. Accommodating up to two riders at a time, this thrill ride will send you soaring higher than 400 feet in the air at electrifying speeds while offering 360-degree open-air views of the Las Vegas Strip.

Lasting one-minute and 10-second zip ride takes off from VooDoo Lounge, located atop Rio's 50-story Masquerade tower and send guests cascading more than 800 feet to the Ipanema tower at speeds up to 33 miles per hour.
Location: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Price: $24.99 - $36
Phone: 702-777-7776
Number of riders: Can accommodate up to two riders at one time
Distance: One-third of a mile, round trip.

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Pole Position Raceway

Pole Position Raceway

Las Vegas Indoor Kart Racing. This 60,000 sq feet facility features electric race karts, head-to-head racing with kart speeds up to 45mph, arcade games and billiards.
Races start under $20 and there is a complimentary shuttle service from the Vegas strip.
Open Daily 11am - midnight; Web site: 702- 227- RACE

Las Vegas Indoor Skydiving

Indoor Skydiving - Experience the thrill of Human Flight

Training and equipment provided.
Located between the Wynn and Riviera hotels, behind Walgreens and Ross
web site: 702 -731- 4768

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Thrill at Las Vegas latest indoor trampoline park, Sky Zone Las Vegas. With activities for just about any age, shape or size, Sky Zone Las Vegas is the ultimate 3-D play experience.
Pick the activity that excites you, from open jump, SkyRobics fitness classes, 3D-Dodgeball, a Foam Zone and the SkySlam basketball court.
7440 Dean Martin Dr. Suite 201
Las Vegas, NV 89139
Phone: (702) 560-5900
Located on Dean Martin Dr., South of Warm Springs (near the Silverton Casino & Bass Pro Shops)

Buffalo Bills

Primm Valley Casino Resorts

Desperado - one of the world's tallest and fastest roller coasters. From 209 feet up before plunging at tremendous speed into a succession of twists and turns
Turbo Drop - a free fall experience from 170 feet in the air.
Hours: Sun 10am - 6pm; Mon 12pm - 6pm; Fri - Sat 10am - midnight; closed Tue - Wed.
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Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix

Get a thrill of your life at four exciting go-cart tracks. Each offers a different thrill, from the longest road track in Vegas, full of twists and turns as you try to outrace other drivers, to a high-banked oval built just so you can try to make other drivers take spills onto the grass. The thrill is simply overwhelming.
Phone: (702)259-7000
web site:

Southern California Theme Parks

Las Vegas Video Arcades are located at the following hotels and premises around the Vegas strip

Las Vegas Arcades
New York New York The Orleans
Wynn Bally's
Bellagio Circus Circus
STRAT Hotel Casino and SkyPod Excalibur
MGM Grand Park MGM
Las Vegas Curfew

Under 21 in Las VegasA local ordinance prohibits children under the age of 18 from being in arcades after 10pm on weekdays or after midnight on weekends unless accompanied by an adult. More info.

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