Caesars Ent. announces addition of Fly LINQ
November 11, 2017 9:07 AM
by Robert Mann
Major operators on the Las Vegas Strip are continuing to focus on new attractions as major casino/resorts move away from their gambling roots, with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, owner of The LINQ Promenade, announcing the addition of Fly LINQ.
Caesars says it expects to be the first and only zip line on the Las Vegas Strip. A zip line consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on a slope. It is designed to enable a user thrust by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding on to, or attaching to, the freely moving pulley. The jungles of Costa Rica, Florida, Puerto Vallarta, and Nicaragua are popular destinations for zip line enthusiasts.
Caesars says it’s Fly LINQ will be developed by the team behind the High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel, and will cost about $20 million. Fly LINQ will feature 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 next year.