Las Vegas VooDoo Zip Line riders are all smiles

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Here’s another one for your bucket list.

The VooDoo Zip Line opened at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday, sending riders at speeds of up to 35 mph, 490 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. The ride travels forwards and backwards between the Rio’s two hotel towers, offering 360-degree views of the Las Vegas valley.

Photo by Erik Kabik

A ride on VooDoo Zip Line is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a one-of-a kind photo opportunity, according to Jonathan Borchetta, co-founder of New Capital Ventures, a Las Vegas-based development firm specializing in rides and attraction.

“There’s nothing like it outside of Vegas,” he says. “Those who are afraid of heights may be fearful but we’ve had nothing but smiles so far when guests exit the attraction.”

Borchetta’s firm created VooDoo Zip Line with world-renowned ride designer Stan Checketts. It was Checketts who came up with the idea to link to two towers together.

“The original plan was to send folks down to the convention area parking lot,” says Borchetta.

VooDoo Zip Line was designed for a complete Vegas experience, he adds. Not only is it attached to a nightclub/bar and fine dining restaurant, but guests receive a text message alert when it’s their turn to ride, allowing them to enjoy their time at the Rio while waiting.

Aleza Freeman

Yes, I’m from Las Vegas. But I’d like to clarify a few things: I don’t live in a hotel and I’m not a showgirl. I put my pasties on one nipple at a time, just like everyone else. I’m a regular girl who plunges off the side of ridiculously tall Las Vegas landmarks and writes about it for a living. I also ride roller coasters, hang at hotel spas, shoot zombies in the face and take art lessons from bottlenose dolphins. You know, normal stuff. My career as a journalist and copywriter has led me out of Vegas and around the world, but the 24/7 normality of Vegas sucks me back in every time. Am I oblivious to the plethora of slot machines everywhere I go? Sure. But that’s because I’m distracted by all the pretty lights. Follow me on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

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