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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
2PM - 10PM
2PM - 10PM
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12PM - 12AM
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on Tue Mar 08 2022
The ride and the view are amazing! Enjoyed every second of it
on Mon Aug 12 2019
Thrilled ride & Vegas' night light. Good mood with girl friend or wife.
on Sun Jul 21 2019
Quick blastoff is a rush... but it’s a short lived thrill. Amazing view!
on Sat Nov 24 2018
That was an awesome ride! Perfectly placed at the top of the tower at almost 1000 ft, and a well crafted thrill ride. The mountain terrains nearby make the ride even more try-worthy.
on Fri Sep 28 2018
What a ride!! The place had 3 rides - first one is the throw you out and pull you in of this 100 story building vanishing the grounds below you. Second one is they places you out of tower and spin you and sametime tilting you horizontally so that you can see the ground below and keep spinning. Third one is the best.. They throw you up the tower and... see more
on Sun Jul 15 2018
Pretty impressive last floor of the Stratosphere hotel and casino. The city view from this spot is amazing, especially during the evening hours, as the city has pretty impressive lighting. Perfect location for memorial photos. There is also a nice restaurant bar with indoor seating and the same beautiful view.
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