Monday, May 2, 2016

The Aces Casino Blog: First, It Was "SkyVue v. High Roller:" Now, We've Got "SlotZilla v. VooDoo Zipline!" (Great, Two More Things I'll NEVER Try!)

I don't know why the powers that be at Aces Casino Entertainment (you know, that orange county casino party company kingpin in SoCal) continually request "thrill rides" as a subject for the infamous Aces Casino Blog.  First, we had that "Battle Royale" between The Linq's "High Roller" versus the now-defunct "SkyVue" observation wheel that turned into an early knockout (We still loved Scott Roeben's 'Tiny the Tumbleweed' spokesperson parody linked here).

Now, it appears that "Round Two" has reared it's not-so-ugly head.  We've got "dueling zip-lines," my friends!  Heck, I barely had heard of the one zipper, but now, we have a pocket pair to open with - One downtown, and one on the strip.  HIGH UP on the strip.  This scintillating info comes to us from Scott Roeben's super-cool blog, "Vital Vegas." 

Let's start off with the downtown version, aptly titled, "Slotzilla!"  Your video awaits.

 Slotzilla.  Total "Man Of Steel" Moment.  (We're passing on Batman vs. Superman.)

"Slotzilla" takes riders from one end of the Fremont Street Experience to about half-way down to the other end.  Of course, being this type of ride meant rigorous testing with all kinds of dummies.  (Ed. Note: No, not our Craps teams.  Even THEY'RE too smart for this stuff.)

Scott Roeben "Line of the Month:"
"Trivia: Some of the earliest SlotZilla riders were Imperial Storm Troopers."

They tested this baby out with everything under the sun - Walk-ups, Dummies, and even "The Walking Dead" cast members.  Check it out....

Yep, that's Daryl.  No Merle, though.

OK, this one's pretty cool.  But, in our unscientific poll taken here with the staff of the top orange county casino night party company on the west coast, well, THEY like our zip-line counterpart located on the strip - Specifically, on TOP of the Rio Suite Hotel, on the strip.... The VooDoo Zipline.

 My son who loves to drive in reverse ONLY would love this one.

I get a nosebleed just LOOKING at the video above.  It's like $27 in the afternoon, and $42 at night, which must be spectacular.

Um, yeah.....Hmm, uh, NO.

Oh, one more thing.  The question was asked in our staff meeting, "Why do they call it 'SlotZilla?"  Well, here's a hint, my friends....


Th-Th-That's all, folks.  Back on Thursday with (maybe) Part Two of (possibly) Las Vegas Thrill Rides.....Catch ya later!

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