Saturday, 25 June 2016

Attractions to Visit at Las Vegas (Part 2)

Before you continue reading this post, make sure you have read part 1 first! (I took so long to complete this post and when I opened this draft I realized that I was so close to finishing it already #procrastination)

Back to topic.. Previous post was mostly about animals and Go Kart rides, this post will be more of thrill, excitement and ending the day with a beautiful scenery of Las Vegas. 

4) VooDoo Zipline @ Rio Hotel

If you are afraid of heights, you can just ignore this. But it's actually one of my favourite attractions throughout the entire trip. A very short ride, but something I have not experienced before. I think I have a certain fear of heights but the fear mainly comes from being afraid that I'll fall and die, maybe I fear the uncertainty more than the height itself. But somehow I like the adrenaline rush, it's like paying to scare myself.

At first, I was afraid that the voodoo zip line is similar to those I've played at Forest Adventure Park. Which means there are no proper seats and I will have to cling onto a rope. I was a little more relieved when I saw this poster. But 500 ft is no joke if the thing breaks :0

I love roller coasters, but I am also very paranoid about such stuff when it comes to heights and dangerous-looking activities. It doesn't help when my brother told me the moment we were about to slide down, "What if the chair breaks?" 

To be honest, the only scary part is the waiting time before it starts. It doesn't really feel much like a roller coaster but indeed it's a little intimidating if you look down 500 ft. Otherwise, it's a breezy and chilling ride all the way. The machine will then make a reverse route back to where you were. Just a short 1 minute ride or so. 

5) Countdown Live Escape Game

I'm sure many of you have heard of escape rooms before. Basically, you will be "trapped" in a room with your group of friends, and using the hints and clues from the items available, you have to find a way to escape the room. I always find such games very intriguing because it challenges your mind and it's also a great way for bonding.

My parents and brother played this for the first time but they could pick up the game pretty fast! I really appreciate the fact that the game master is quite generous in giving us clues. Yet they are not exactly spoon-feeding us with answers and the clues will have to trigger our thoughts.

We're not allowed to take any photos in the room because it's supposed to be kept secret. But just an advice from my experience, be sure that you dig under every single pile of things and open every single drawer, even to the extent of removing the drawer and turning it upside down. The best clues are hidden at the most unexpected places.

It's a pity that we were sooooo close to opening the door! But we did not notice a hint in between our game.

6) Madame Tussauds @ Venetian

The Madame Tussauds at Las Vegas was really spacious compared to the others I went (from my impression). But I didn't really fancy the lighting and spotlights around the displays. The lights seem to shine at the wrong part of my face and instead of enhancing the features, it made the photos look really weird. Otherwise, the museum is quite nice and comfortable to walk around and enjoy the views of famous people and celebrities. It's quite funny that I saw the wrecking ball artpiece there. Is it that famous?

7) Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck

The last attraction we visited was the Observation tower which allows us to have a 360 degree bird's eye view of the Las Vegas Strip and the rest of the city as well. I think the photos doesn't justify how pretty the view was, especially during the night. It's also known as the tallest freestanding observation tower in United States, standing at 1,149 foot tall. There are other exhilarating rides if you need something more exciting than just staring down at buildings.

Good idea to put this attraction at the last of your itinerary, because you'll be mad tired at the end of the day, and it's just relaxing to take the lift up to the highest storey to enjoy a scenic view.

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