Big Shot (ride)
The Big Shot lit up during the evening
|Stratosphere Las Vegas|
|Attraction type||Space Shot|
|Height||160 ft (49 m)|
|Speed||45 mph (72 km/h)|
Big Shot was the world's highest amusement ride in terms of overall elevation above ground level. The 160 feet (49 m) tower is built atop the 921 feet (281 m) high deck of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Nevada. The world's highest amusement ride in terms of overall elevation above ground level is currently The Sky Drop built atop the 1,492 feet (455 m) high deck of the Canton Tower in Guangzhou The Sky Drop reaches 1,591 feet (485 m) above ground level, 510 feet (160 m) higher than Big Shot.
Big Shot is a pneumatically powered tower ride, featuring a rapid ascent from an elevation of 921 ft (281 m) to 1,081 ft (329 m). The ride accelerates to 45 miles per hour (72 km/h). The ride up generates 4Gs during the rapid ascent.