Lonely Planet Writer

Ten zip lines to be installed high above the Las Vegas strip

Plans have been shared for an ambitious new project that would see ten massive zip lines being installed in Las Vegas that would take adventurous customers high across the strip.

Visitors will take off from a 122-foot-tall launch tower above the Las Vegas strip.
Visitors will take off from a 122-foot-tall launch tower above the Las Vegas strip. Image by Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Called Fly LINQ, the plans were recently announced by Caesars Entertainment Corporation, owners of The LINQ Promenade, and are scheduled for completion in late 2018. Developed by the team behind the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, the project is estimated to cost $20 million and would see ten zip lines being placed side-by-side high above the bustling Vegas strip. The experience is due to be constructed on The LINQ Promenade itself, the open-air shopping and dining district situated on the busy street.

The zip line is due to be installed at The LINQ at the Vegas strip.
The zip line is due to be installed at The LINQ at the Vegas strip. Image by ©Kobby Dagan/Shutterstock

Guests are expected to begin their ride by taking a specially-designed elevator that provides views of the strip from the Vortex at The LINQ Hotel & Casino to the top of the 122-foot-tall launch tower. After taking in the views, visitors arrive at the launch deck, where queuing and gear-fitting will take place, and riders can choose to go on the zip line in either a “superman” or seated position. The ride will travel east, 1080 feet above the promenade, with guests disembarking near the base of the High Roller. Plans are also in place for a photo service that will allow visitors to purchase professional mementos of themselves mid-flight, dressed in the full gear.

Fly LINQ has also proposed a special automated gear retrieval system designed to keep the queues moving quickly by returning gear to the launch tower via a special line, with an automated ride system currently being developed by a zip line construction company.

The project is estimated to be completed by late 2018.
The project is estimated to be completed by late 2018. Image by Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Last summer saw a free zip line being installed at the Eiffel Tower, much to the delight of locals and tourists alike, while London also welcomed an installation that was thought to be the fastest zip line in any major city.