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About Big Shot Stratosphere

This is a high-speed ride experience with high vertical g-forces at an elevated height. This ride is not recommended for guests with physical, mental, and/or medical limitations. Please be aware of the recommendations and requirements for this ride.

If you are not familiar with the operation of this ride, please ask a ride attendant for assistance and instruction. (Nrs 455b.030 § 2)

Passenger requirements
You must be able to be properly restrained by the passenger restraint system. This ride may not be suitable for persons that are large or tall.

You must be a minimum of 48” tall.

You should not ride if you have experienced or are prone to the following medical conditions: neck injuries, back injuries, arthritis, claustrophobia, high blood pressure, motion sickness, dizziness, heart conditions, seizures, or any other medical conditions that could be aggravated by this attraction.

If you have a physical disability, you must be able to load/unload yourself and be properly secured in the passenger seat with the restraint. You must have enough body control to support yourself in an upright seated position. Prosthetics must be well secured or removed.

Do not ride if you are intoxicated or under the influence of a prescription drug or a controlled substance that can impair your mental or physical abilities.

Reporting of personal injuries
Immediately report any sustained personal injuries to a security officer or ride attendant. Nevada revised statute 455b.090 § 1 requires that a passenger who sustains a personal injury on a ride makes a written report concerning the details of the incident.

Ride instructions
Place all loose articles (change, glasses, phones, cameras, etc.) in the provided storage bins. Remove all objects from your pockets.

You must remain seated at all times.

Support yourself in an upright position, face forward, and keep your head and back against the seat padding.

Firmly hold the safety restraint with both hands and keep your arms tucked in against the restraint. Do not swing or kick your unrestrained legs.

No smoking, eating, or drinking.

Assumed risk
Nevada revised statute 445b.070 § 3 states that “a passenger who has attained the age of 13 years shall be deemed to have knowledge of and assume the inherent risks of an amusement ride to the extent that those risks are open and obvious to the reasonable person.”

For those passengers under the age of 13, a legal parent or guardian shall be present and shall be deemed to have knowledge of and assume the inherent risks of an Amusement ride.

The stratosphere is not responsible for lost, missing, or damaged personal property.

Big Shot is a pneumatically powered tower ride. It was at one time the world's highest amusement ride in terms of overall elevation above ground level. The 160 feet tower is built atop the 921 feet high deck of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The popular 160 foot vertical platform ride at the Stratosphere offers panoramic views of the city. STRAT 2000 Las Vegas Boulevard. S.
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Hours of operation

2PM - 10PM
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on Tue Mar 07 2023
The first time I rode the rollercoaster to the top of the Strat, it was terrifying. The Big Shot is now a must-do! You will be taken to the highest point in Vegas, and you'll feel the thrill of the descent. I would love to do this ride again and again.
on Thu Mar 02 2023
Although it was scary, I'd do it again.
on Sat Dec 31 2022
It is better to visit the entire city of Vegas if you fear helicopters.
on Tue Dec 27 2022
Casey was a great employee. He was clear in giving directions and told us all about the Nevada Resident Discount.
on Sun Dec 25 2022
Although it is scary, the views are stunning and you can have a lot fun.
on Sun Dec 11 2022
Big Shot is located on the top of the Strat Old Stratosphere Tower, which is on the 112th floor. You may have an inkling of how stunning and intimidating the views are. The Big Shot ride consists of a small tower that is high up in the 112th floor. This tower has some rails and seats. From there you will be ejected into the air a few times.
on Mon Oct 03 2022
The ride was open for everyone. We were able to see the inside and outside decks.
on Sun Oct 02 2022
This is a must-see attraction while visiting Vegas. It's windy here as to be expected. You can see Nevada in the distance from Big Shot. However, they shut down Big Shot and allow only the other rides to run. The attached photo shows my favourite ride. The claw arm spins 7 people out to the sky. They warn that still shoes and sunglasses can cause c... see more
on Thu Sep 29 2022
The unlimited pass is my favorite of all three. It allows you to take this great shot ride repeatedly.
on Fri Sep 23 2022
As a birthday gift, I received the thrill rides all-access pass. I was thrilled. But what they didn t say was that they were only for plus-sized people. I found out that they told me when I bought tickets that safety belts and seats are reserved for thin people.
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