You don’t too many opportunities in life to jump off the 1o8th floor of a structure, at least not if you plan on surviving the jump. But that is exactly what you can do at the Stratosphere SkyJump.
This is hardly just a thrill “ride”. In fact, it takes some preparation and the right harness. You might compare it to skydiving, only with less to learn and less left to you to execute. On the SkyJump, all you really have to do is jump. And as you can see in this video, that is far easier said than done.
This is not an inexpensive attraction, costing around $110 for a jump. But there is a lot involved in ensuring your safety, and the jump itself really is a once in a lifetime type of opportunity.
The hardest part, everyone says, is just taking that first step off the platform and into the sky. Once you commit and take the leap, it’s smooth sailing all the way
down, 100% pure exhilaration.
This is not the type of attraction that is for everyone. You have to weigh under 270 pounds due to safety restrictions, so NFL offensive linemen might have to take a pass. But you also have to take a short lesson and be fitted for a suite before you can jump. So if you are looking for a quick thrill, maybe one of the other three rides atop the Stratosphere Tower will be better suited to give you your adrenaline rush.
However, if you have the time and a little extra money, this is one of if not the most thrilling attractions in all of Las Vegas, and it’s bound to be the highlight of your trip. (Plus, it will give you something to brag about to all your friends back home!)
SkyJump Hours are (weather permitting):
- Sunday through Thursday – 10AM to 1AM
- Friday & Saturday – 10AM to 2AM
For more information and current pricing, call (800) 99-TOWER.