If you are brave enough to head to the top, your launch will be powered for dramatically increased speed and velocity. Flightlinez currently zips along at 30 miles an hour and for a distance of 800 feet. Slotzilla lite will travel the same length. Top level adventurers will receive twice the ride, flying for 1,700 feet and shoot upwards, very close to the Fremont Street Experience canopy. Horizontally. With arms stretched out.
With a name like Slotzilla, the gaming theme needed to be pushed to the limits. While waiting to fly, you'll face a closed door. You won't be staring down Fremont Street. Once all safety measures are in place, the door will drop away and you'll be on your way. Down on the ground, to folks staring up, it'll look like human coins are dropping out of the machine. We are not making this up.
Here's a video explaining, well what we've explained, plus bonus footage of an actual Slotzilla model. No renderings for this company. They've got a mini-Slotzilla!
To recap: Flightlinez is going away. Construction on Slotzilla is said to begin in January and should be completed within six months. According to Dan Borden, President of Flightlinez, it was the Fremont Street Experience who approached them about this new venture. Which indicates to us, some calculated pre-thought has entered into the equation. Borden has been operating ziplines in Hawaii since 2002 and is no stranger to the technology. And, Contour Entertainment who are designing Slotzilla, (yes, we just like to write it) have some well established chops at creating major attractions.
We're cautiously optimistic this will all fall into place and we'll be keeping a very close eye on the process. June 2013 can't come soon enough.
[Rendering of Slotzilla by Contour Entertainment.]