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Roller coaster at New York New York.

Roller Coaster Atop a Casino

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Las Vegas, Nevada

You might find yourself on the Las Vegas Strip wondering who gets to ride the roller coaster that weaves among the faux skyscrapers atop the New York New York casino. In fact, anyone can, as long as they're at least 54 inches tall. You board the ride in a fake subway station, and it lasts a little under three minutes. The ride tops out at 203 feet, hits 67 mph, and includes loops and a barrel roll (Renting a locker is recommended, otherwise your valuables might fly away). It was built in 1996 for a reported $25 million. For several hundred dollars you can get married on the roller coaster, minister included.

In 2018 New York New York added VR headsets to its roller coaster, apparently because riding a roller coaster through a fake New York City atop a Las Vegas casino just wasn't enough.

Roller Coaster Atop a Casino

New York New York Casino

3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV
At the New York New York Casino. At the south end of The Strip (Las Vegas Blvd S.). Northwest corner of Las Vegas Blvd S. and Tropicana Ave.
Su-Th 11-11, F-Sa 10:30-midnight (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
One ride $20.
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