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Fremont Street Experience Reveals Plans For SlotZilla, A New Attraction To Change Downtown Las Vegas

SlotZilla, specially designed for Fremont Street Experience by Skyline based in Hawaii, features a first-of-its-kind propulsion launch system which propels the rider from the platform at speeds of 35 mph, as well as a proprietary braking system, giving riders a smooth landing to the ride.  SlotZilla combines innovative technology with a dynamic themed concept to transcend a traditional zipline ride into a ground-breaking attraction for the amusement industry.

"The launched zipline will provide an incredible experience for riders and is a first for the zipline industry," said Danny Boren, president of Skyline.  "Additionally, this attraction will have increased guest capacity as a result of the integrated ride controls and automated safety features, which are exciting new developments for the zipline industry."

The new zipline attraction is named "SlotZilla" as a tribute to the deep gaming roots of downtown Las Vegas.  Through the creative direction of Contour Entertainment, the 120-foot-high takeoff tower will be transformed into the World's Largest Slot Machine.  Riders will actually "be the jackpot" and exit the slot machine through the pay table and coin tray.  Las Vegas visitors will not want to miss this iconic new attraction, a thrilling experience for zipline riders and a one-of-a-kind photo op for those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground.

The takeoff platform is a multi-level, 11-story structure designed to look like a giant slot machine, complete with a pull-arm and reels.  Each time riders leave the Zoomline platform, the arm will pull down, the reels will "spin" and a beacon will light up.  The slot machine is adorned with two Vegas showgirls standing 37 feet tall and will include a 20-foot wide, 10-foot tall "Welcome to Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas" sign, providing a photo op for tourists.

The ride will have two landing platforms.  Zipline riders will land on a platform near the intersection at 3 rd Street and Casino Center.  Zoomline riders will land on a platform located on top of a new Main Street Stage.

Temporary Ride to Close: In order to build this amazing ride, the current temporary zipline Flightlinez is closed for a short time.  This will enable Flightlinez to move the current temporary platforms so that the ride can remain open during construction of the permanent SlotZilla structure.

SlotZilla Opening & Ticket Sales: SlotZilla is scheduled to open in June 2013 and Fremont Street Experience anticipates hiring approximately 100 new employees to operate the new permanent ride.

Ticket sales are projected to be $20 for the Zipline, $30 for the Zoomline or $40 for both. For those who want to avoid the lines and book a time window for their ride, advanced ticket sales and reservations will be made available.

About Fremont Street Experience Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas.  Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world's largest video screen which is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.  Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue which includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts nearly 16 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

SOURCE Fremont Street Experience

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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