MGM Resorts pondering Las Vegas Zip Lines

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MGM Resorts is thinking about a very interesting plan that would help pedestrians get from the Las Vegas Luxor to the Excalibur much quicker. Their idea is to run zip lines from the casinos, and the Clark County Planning Commission is set to vote on the plan later this month.

As for the specifics on these Las Vegas zip lines, one is going to start at the apex of the Luxor (339 feet above street level), and land on the train station roof at the intersection of Tropicana Ave. and Las Vegas Blvd. Another zip line would begin above the Excalibur’s main entrance (30 feet above street level), and shoot down to a corner walkway.

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Because the zip lines will be suspended over the streets of Las Vegas, the Federal Aviation Administration will also review this plan. Early speculation is that the zip lines are expected to be approved, which would pave the way for construction to begin in May. Of course, it is worth mentioning that there are no guarantees in this matter.

Greg Borgel, who is a consultant on this project, discussed the exact motivation behind building the zip lines by saying, “This is intended as an attraction between Luxor and Excalibur for people who don’t want to walk – or perhaps for folks who have decided that bungee jumping is a bit too rich for their tastes.”

Luckily, Borgel and MGM Resorts have a nice model to go off of for the zip lines since Fremont Street Experience LLC built a line in 2010. The zip line has been incorporated into several of the company’s promotional and entertainment events over the past two years. And they’re actually interested in installing an upgraded version of their current zip line.

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