If you’ve ever wanted to hurl yourself off an 830 foot building, you’re in luck. The Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino launched the New Zealand-designed “SkyJump” in April 2010, allowing visitors to jump from a platform overlooking the Vegas strip.
This is not bungee jumping, but a controlled descent while attached to guide wires that run from the platform to the ground. Riders reach speeds of about 40 mph before the contraption slows you down 20 feet above the landing platform. The whole thing takes about 15 seconds, and it costs $100.
If you can’t make it out to Vegas, don’t have $100 or value your life too much to jump from 850 feet, we’ll let you jump off our bungee platform here in Dallas for a fraction of the cost. It’s one of the most fun things to do in Dallas, and unlike a trip to the Stratosphere, you won’t walk away with gambling debts.
Check out the below video for some info and action shots.