SkyJump Las Vegas
|Stratosphere Las Vegas|
|Opening date||April 20, 2010|
|Height||855 ft (261 m)|
|Speed||40 mph (64 km/h)|
SkyJump Las Vegas holds the Guinness World Record for highest commercial decelerator descent with an official height of 829 ft (253 m) and is located at Stratosphere Las Vegas. As part of its grand opening event, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman presented a written proclamation deeming April 20, 2010 as SkyJump Day in Las Vegas.
SkyJump Las Vegas is a controlled decelerator descent. Riders of SkyJump Las Vegas are given a short safety lesson and suited up in a Stratosphere custom “jump suit.” The rider is then connected to a patented highspeed “descender” machine and led to the edge of a small platform where they will leap out and descend the Stratosphere Tower. The effect is similar to bungee jumping. Guide wires keep riders from straying off course. Just prior to reaching the rapidly approaching ground, the machine slows the rider down, bringing them to a controlled landing.
- Janela, Mike (April 20, 2010). "Highest Commercial Decelerator Descent". Guinness World Records. Retrieved June 5, 2011.
- Mackiel, Lauren; DeSanti, Meredith (April 20, 2010). "Las Vegas Attraction Takes Thrill Seekers to New Heights". MultiVu. Coyne PR. Retrieved June 5, 2011.