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Zipline planned for Las Vegas Strip

Caesars Entertainment Corporation, owner of The Linq Promenade, will add Fly Linq, expected to be the first and only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip. Developed in conjunction with Xventure LV, the team behind the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, the approximately $20 million Fly Linq features 10 side-by-side zip lines, capable of simultaneously launching all riders. The experience will be constructed on The Linq Promenade, the open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district situated at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2018.

“Fly Linq will further establish The Linq Promenade as a must-visit destination, particularly for distinctive Las Vegas entertainment experiences,” said Bob Morse, president of hospitality, Caesars Entertainment Corporation. “This new experience will join The Linq Promenade’s growing number of thrilling and memorable entertainment, dining and retail options.”

Guests are expected to begin their ride experience by taking an elevator designed to provide open strip views from the Vortex at The Linq Hotel & Casino to the top of the 122 foot (37 m) tall launch tower. After enjoying spectacular views of the Strip during the ascent, it is planned that guests will arrive on the launch deck, where queuing and gear-fitting will take place. Riders can choose to ride in either a ‘superman’ (prone) or seated position.

From the launch tower, the ride continues eastward, traveling 1,080 feet (329 m) above The Linq Promenade. Riders disembark near the base of the High Roller. To remember their exhilarating experience, guests will be able to opt to purchase professional photos—either individually or as a group—dressed in full flight gear and in mid-air.

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