At Rio, Not A Bird Nor A Plane But Zipline Test Riders
Will the Rio's delayed VooDoo Zip Line finally open this Friday, May 23?
Signs are hopeful with an inside source telling our friends at Vegas Rover today that this weekend is still a go with either a Friday or a Saturday, May 24 debut. Test riders were spotted flying between the off-Strip resort's hotel towers throughout the weekend. VegasChatter reader Henry M. reports visiting family at the Rio who had a "great view of the loading zone." He tells us single riders were taking multiple trips all Saturday afternoon. Henry snapped the pictures you see at the top of this post as well as just below.
Test flyers were also spied on Friday by VegasChatter friend Nick P. who shared these two images:
As we mentioned previously, pricing has disappeared from the VooDoo Zip Line website, however, a sign located on-site reportedly lists admission as $27.49 from opening until 5:30 p.m. and $42.50 from then until midnight. The zipline will open at noon Monday through Thursday and at 10 a.m. Friday through Sunday.
The sky-high attraction -- some 500 feet above ground -- will send riders soaring between the Rio's towers at speeds up to 33 miles per hour.
(PHOTOS: Henry M., Nick P.)