You’ve got to question the state of mind of whoever conjured up the nightmarish, stomach-churning situation that is Insanity the Ride.
Positioned atop the tallest structure in Las Vegas, The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod, this terrifying centrifuge ride uses an enormous mechanical arm to dangle passengers 265 metres in the air. As if that wasn’t enough to have you murmuring a couple of Hail Marys under your breath, all trapped thrill-seekers are then tilted to an angle of 70 degrees (in other words: you’re staring directly at the ground below) and spun around at speeds of up to 64 kilometres an hour.
Apparently Insanity is also programmable with various different motion sequences, which means no two rides feel the same. We want to suggest downing a couple of strong, oversized, Vegas-style cocktails before allowing yourself to be strapped into this sky-high monstrosity, but that could end badly for everyone involved. Instead, all you can really do is sit back, admire the view and hope your seatbelt is done up.
The Strat is located on 2000 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas.
One Thrill Ride + SkyPod Admission US$29.00
This ride is not recommended for guests with physical, mental and/or medical limitations.
Must be at least 52” / 132 cm tall to ride Insanity.
Open Monday – Thursday: 2pm-10pm
Friday – Sunday: 12pm-12am