VooDoo Zip Line at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is now open to the general public. The feet-dangling, adrenaline rush attraction launched its grand opening event hosted by mixed martial arts announcer Bruce Buffer on Sunday, May 25.
Hours before the event started, thrill seekers lined up at the door to be among the first to ride Las Vegas’ newest attraction. Buffer kicked off the event as he buckled up and yelled his signature catchphrase “it’s time!” while soaring almost 500 feet in the air. A line continued out the door throughout the afternoon. To maximize guests’ experience, VooDoo Zip Line reduced unnecessary wait times by allowing patrons to dine, gamble and enjoy the property while waiting for their reservations. An alert was sent to guests’ cell phones when their ride time was ready. Prior to boarding, all riders received a safety briefing and ride operators were available to answer questions.
Created by New Capital Ventures, VooDoo Zip Line accommodates two riders at once and connects the two towers of the Rio Las Vegas. The attraction begins on the patio of VooDoo Steakhouse, located on the 50th floor of the Masquerade Tower, and propels riders at speeds up to 33 miles per hour to the adjoining 20-story Ipanema Tower. Guests make a return trip to the starting point traveling backwards at 20 miles per hour. Offering one of the best views of Las Vegas, VooDoo Zip Line boasts a 360-degree panorama of the Strip and scenic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. The heart-pumping adventure covers one-third of a mile in one minute and 10 seconds.
VooDoo Zip Line is open from noon to midnight Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday through Sunday. Admission is $24.99 (plus applicable services fees) per person from noon to 5:30 p.m. and $37 (plus applicable services fees) per person from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Only patrons 21 years of age or older are allowed to ride after 8:30 p.m.
Click on the photos in the photo gallery to see larger images. Photos Credit: © Erik Kabik/ Retna/ erikkabik.com
Make Sure to Check Out the Videos Below
Video by: Chris Rauschnot @24kMedia
About VooDoo Zip Line
Created by New Capital Ventures, VooDoo Zip Line is an over-the-top, adrenaline-rushing, thrill ride at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The one-of-a-kind attraction features the best views of the city, boasting a 360-degree panorama of the famed Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountain ranges as guests soar almost 500 feet above the ground. For more information, visit www.VooDooZipLine.com.
About New Capital Ventures
New Capital Ventures was founded by Jonathan Borchetta and Joe Shortal and it is a Las Vegas-based development firm specializing in rides and attractions. VooDoo Zip Line was created in partnership with world-renowned ride designer Stan Checketts. New Capital Ventures is dedicated to creating quality, entertainment destinations throughout the city while also providing employment opportunities for the community.
About Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, home of the World Series of Poker, offers guests a unique all-suite hotel experience. Complete with 2,522 all-suite hotel rooms – including 380 newly designed Samba suites – the property overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and sits one block west of the famed boulevard. The resort features a variety of entertainment options including headliners Penn & Teller, the world-famous Chippendales and Crown Theater. Rio is home to a diverse array of dining and nightlife experiences including Hash House a Go Go, Martorano’s, Voodoo Steak, KJ Dim Sum & Seafood, iBar, VooDoo Beach and, with panoramic views of The Strip, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub. Rio also offers the Rio Secco Golf Club. Recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World,” Rio Secco Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by famed architect Rees Jones and home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. For more information, please visit www.riolasvegas.com.