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Carnival Thrills Coming to the Rio

New zipline to provide gambling alternative, simulate feeling of jumping off building

by , Jun 20, 2013 | 7:50 am

Caesars Entertainment's rendering of the new Voodoo Skyline, presumably coming soon to a poker media WSOP video near you.

Caesars Entertainment’s rendering of the new Voodoo Skyline, presumably coming soon to a poker media WSOP video near you.

A zip line-like thrill ride will connect the two towers of the Rio and send guests soaring more than 400 feet above the off-Strip hotel-casino.

The attraction, dubbed the VooDoo Skyline, is expected to open this summer, officials with the project said Wednesday.

Rides will start from the VooDoo Lounge, atop the Rio’s 50-story Masquerade Tower.

Guests will travel 845 feet to the top of the 20-story Ipanema tower, reaching speeds of up to 33 mph. Riders will then make a return trip — upward through a motorized pulley system while traveling backward at 25 mph — to the starting point.

The total ride covers nearly one-third of a mile and takes 1 minute and 10 seconds from start to finish.

Riders will have 360-degree open-air views of the Strip.

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