Caesars Ent. introduces Fly LINQ at The LINQ Promenade
November 17, 2017 10:24 AM
by Staff & Wire Reports
Caesars Entertainment Corp. owner of The LINQ Promenade, announced last week the intended addition of Fly LINQ, expected to be the first and only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip. Developed by 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 on the Las Vegas Strip between the Flamingo and LINQ casinos. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of next year.
"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 at Caesars Entertainment. "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 spectacular views of the Strip during the ascent to the top of the 122-foot-tall launch tower. Once on the launch deck, guests will queue up and get gear fitted. Riders can choose to ride in either a "superman" or seated position.
From the launch tower, the ride will continue eastward, traveling 1,080 feet above the Promenade. Riders will disembark near the base of the High Roller. To remember their exhilarating experience, guests will have a chance to purchase professional photos—either individually or as a group—dressed in full flight gear and in mid-air.
Fly LINQ is expected to feature two automated gear retrieval lines that will keep queues moving quickly by swiftly returning gear back to the launch tower. In addition, it is planned to feature an innovative, custom-built automated ride system as well as best-in-class technology developed by global leaders in zipline construction.
Fly LINQ is being developed in conjunction with Xventure LV, LLC, a company built by hospitality and attractions industry veterans, delivering the most advanced thrill rides in the most exciting locations imaginable. Xventure specializes in high-capacity adventure rides situated in prime urban locations and Fly LINQ will be its most ambitious project to date. Xventure will lead the development and operations of Fly LINQ.
"Xventure is thrilled to work with Caesars Entertainment to give thrill seekers an adrenaline-packed experience in the center of the Las Vegas Strip," says Joey Paulos, principal and managing member of Xventure.
Fly LINQ will reunite many of the team members behind the development of the High Roller observation wheel, including Themed Development Management (TDM) as project manager. In addition to the High Roller, TDM's principals and executives have extensive experience in creating major theme parks and attractions.