X-Scream

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X-Scream
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Stratosphere Las Vegas
Coordinates 36°08′51″N 115°09′19″W / 36.1474°N 115.1554°W / 36.1474; -115.1554Coordinates: 36°08′51″N 115°09′19″W / 36.1474°N 115.1554°W / 36.1474; -115.1554
Status Operating
Opening date October 31, 2003[1]
General statistics
Attraction type Thrill ride
Manufacturer [[Interactive Rides, Inc.[2]]]
Model Project X Sky
Height 866 ft (264 m)
Speed 30 mph (48 km/h)
Capacity 360[3] riders per hour
Vehicles 1
Riders per vehicle 8

X-Scream is, at a height of approximately 866 feet (264 m), the world's third highest amusement ride, located on top of the Stratosphere Las Vegas. The name of the ride is a play on the word extreme.

Ride experience[edit]

X-Scream is a ride comprising a 68 ft (21 m)[4] straight piece of track similar to that of a conventional roller coaster, which carries a single open top car. This trackway pivots vertically in a see-saw motion, letting the car roll backward and forward along the length. The ride car is allowed to roll quickly forward to the end of the track, 27 feet (8.2 m) past the edge of the building,[5] before braking sharply. The rolling back and forth of the car and the rocking of the track is programmed to take the rider by surprise and feel like they are at risk of falling from the precipice of the building.

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