Thrill Rides

There are those who come to Las Vegas to relax. Then there are the adrenaline junkies. You're also known as thrill seekers, and you know who you are. You come here to scream and shout while being whipped around at 70 mph on a heart-pounding roller coaster. Or to lose your lunch while dangling in mid-air on a ride 855 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. You have a serious need for speed, and that's why you'd rather take a supercar for a super fast spin than plop down by a sparkling pool. There will be plenty of time to relax when you're dead. Until then, we've got all the thrills you can handle -- the kind of thrills that will earn you major street cred with your friends back home. That fact alone is almost enough to get your adrenaline pumping. Almost.

Behind The Scenes With Las Vegas' Top Thrills

Vegas.com Insider Aleza Freeman won't be satisfied until she's seen Las Vegas from every angle (including sideways and upside down). To read about Aleza's inside look at some of the city's craziest thrills, click here or watch the videos below.


 

VEGAS.com's Top Thrills in Vegas

Big Shot With 4Gs of force, this is as close as we'll ever get to being launched into outerspace.
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Canyon Blaster Pepto pink is an apt color considering what this 55mph coaster did to our stomachs.
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Desperado We screamed until our hearts dropped 225 feet. And then all we could do was laugh.
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El Loco We're crazy for this aptly named electric yellow coaster.
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Exotics Racing It's like a high school driving lesson on steroids ... and the car is much nicer.
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Insanity Who needs a padded room when you can spin at three Gs, 900 feet above the Strip?
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Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York The heartline twist and dive totally changed our perspective of the Vegas Strip.
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SkyJump Las Vegas We plunged 855 feet off the 108th floor of the Stratosphere. 'Nuff said.
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Slotzilla We zipped high above above the heads of tourists, and we liked it.
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Vegas Indoor Skydiving Talk about floating on air. For three whole minutes we believed we could fly.
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Vegas Mini Baja Chase We showed those dunes who's the boss (and later found sand in odd places).
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VooDoo Zip Line This is the only way (and the scariest) to zip the Las Vegas Strip.
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X Scream Wanna be thrust head first toward the ground 900 feet below? Sure, why not.
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ZERO-G We're not astronauts, but now we know what it feels like to be one.
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Thrill Rides

Adventure Canyon If you're ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind log ride, Adventure Canyon at Buffalo Bill's not only has a death defying drop, you can also laser shoot at bandits.
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Adventuredome Don't let the pink exterior fool you, the Circus Circus Adventuredome is filled with action and thrills. Housed beneath a five-and-a-half-acre glass encasement, this Las Vegas theme park promises fun for the whole family, young and old.
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ATV Tours Experience the Southwest like never before with an unforgetable off-road ATV adventure.
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Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York Big Apple Coaster at Las Vegas' New York-New York features towering drops, multiple loops and stunning views of the Strip.
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Big Shot Soar off into space and be one with the astronauts as you're launched 160 feet in a mere 2.5 seconds at 45 mph, getting a taste of weightlessness as 4 Gs of force lift you literally off your seat.
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Canyon Blaster Reaching speeds of up to 55 mph, Canyon Blaster coaster at Adventuredome will have riders gripping their handle bars as they zip through a series of twists and turns.
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Chaos The Adventuredome's Chaos is like a tricked-out Tilt-a-Whirl and will have you laughing and screaming as you rise, tilt and spin all at the same time.
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Desperado Plummet 209-feet through a tunnel and 155 feet down a spiral, reaching speeds of close to 90 mph on one of the tallest coasters in the country.
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Drive or ride in a real race car Following one-hour instruction, you can drive (or ride in) a full-size, 600 HP race car for six laps around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 15 minutes from the Strip. Reach top speeds of 145 mph. No experience necessary.
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El Loco Ascending 90 feet before diving backwards at negative 1.5 vertical Gs, this crazy coaster zips through a 45-degree outwardly banked turn and a 180-degree turn at dizzying speeds.
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Insanity Rising 68 feet over the edge of the 1,149-foot Stratosphere, Insanity spins passengers at up to 3 Gs, serving up views of the Strip as you rush back down.
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Inverter Spinning you from top to bottom and back again, the Inverter inside Las Vegas' Adventuredome at Circus Circus gives new meaning to the term hang tight.
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SkyJump SkyJump Las Vegas is a "controlled free fall," with riders on a vertical zipline diving 855 feet from the 108th floor of the tower, reaching up to 40 mph.
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Sling Shot Part of the new generation of "thrill rides," the Sling Shot shoots passengers up a 100-foot tower at 4 Gs of force, 1 G more than a rocket launch.
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Slotzilla Soar across the Fremont Experience beneath the Viva Vision canopy on an exciting two-level zip line and zoom line.
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Vegas Indoor Skydiving Not everybody wants to jump thousands of feet from an airplane. For the curious, yet not entirely daring, there's the thrill of indoor skydiving.
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Voodoo Zipline Zip 800 feet above the Las Vegas Strip between the Rio hotel's two towers with speeds up to 35 miles per hour.
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Wet 'n' Wild Families and thrill seekers alike will find common ground in this playful water-themed amusement park with more than 25 slides and attractions.
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X Scream This extreme thrill ride plays on your fear of heights, as you are plunged 27 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower at speeds of 30 mph.
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ZERO-G While you may not be an astronaut, you can definitely live like one for a day by experiencing floating and true weightlessness in this flight to remember.
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