LAS VEGAS - August 17, 2015 – “Be the 200,000th SkyJumper and Win!” This is the opportunity that visitors as well as locals around Las Vegas will soon be presented with on billboards. The meaning behind the message is that the most popular bucket list thrill experience on the Las Vegas Strip is about to achieve a major milestone.
Sometime soon, SkyJump Las Vegas, which is a Guinness World Record holder, will host its 200,000th jump – a controlled 855-foot drop from the top of the iconic Stratosphere Tower, 108 floors above the Las Vegas Strip to the landing pad at the base of the Tower.
““SkyJump Las Vegas is unlike any other thrill you can experience in Las Vegas or North America, for that matter,” said Paul Hobson, General Manager of the Stratosphere. “To reach so many jumps in such a short time frame exceeds even our expectations for SkyJump and is a testament to its tremendous popularity. Now the question is, who will be our 200,000th jumper, and when will it happen?”
Sometime soon, Stratosphere will have a 200K Day, in which the 200,000th jumper will receive a grand prize, valued at $2,000 that includes a seven-day cruise to Mexico on Norwegian Cruise Lines, a three-night stay in a Stratosphere Select room, a “Take Vegas Back” package with cocktails and food at Level 107 Lounge and Radius°™, the new rooftop pool and wet lounge, plus official SkyJump merchandise to commemorate the jump.
Stratosphere will also host a 200K Day SkyJump Contest on Facebook, prompting followers to guess the date it will happen. From those who guess the correct date, one will be randomly chosen to win a seven-day cruise to Mexico on Norwegian Cruise Lines. Visit facebook.com/StratosphereHotelCasino and “Like” the page for additional details.
Celebration Day Winners: After the 200,000th jumper, all paid jumpers for the remainder of the day will select from a drawing drum, filled with a variety of prizes such as SkyJump discounts, free meals, free slot play, free room stays and more.
Riders of SkyJump Las Vegas are suited up in a special jumpsuit, then connected to a high-speed “descender” machine. Under the supervision of trained SkyJump personnel, the jumper is escorted to the edge of a small platform where they step out and descend the full 108-story height of the Stratosphere Tower in approximately 17 seconds. Prior to reaching the ground, the “descender” machine slows the jumper down, bringing the jumper to a controlled and safe landing.
Sky Jump Las Vegas officially opened in April 2010 to international fanfare, kicking off a multi-year reimagination of the iconic property.
SkyJump Las Vegas Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 1am; Friday and Saturday, 10am to 2am.
SkyJump Las Vegas Packages: $109.99 per jump; $119.99 for jump and photo package; and $139.99 for jump and wristcam video package. Nevada locals and Take Vegas Back members receive a $20 discount.
Winners must be 21 years or older to redeem prizes.
For additional information about SkyJump Las Vegas, please visit www.stratospherehotel.com
About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, XScream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, an original production show, PIN UP™ featuring Claire Sinclair as well as MJ LIVE, the world’s most successful Michael Jackson tribute show. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAYTM program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702.380.7777 or 800.99.TOWER (998.6937).
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Laiyla Bass Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower - Marketing Manager