Thrill Seekers Fly 490 Feet High On The VooDoo Zip Line At The RIO

The feet-dangling, adrenaline rush VooDoo Zip Line attraction launched its grand opening event hosted by mixed martial arts announcer Bruce Buffer on Sunday, May 25. VooDoo Zip Line at Rio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is now open to the general public.

VooDoo Zip Line With MMA Announcer Bruce Buffer

VooDoo Zip Line at The Rio Las Vegas
VooDoo Zip Line Attraction At The Rio All Suite Las Vegas

Created by New Capital Ventures, VooDoo Zip Line accommodates two riders at once and connects the two towers of the Rio Las Vegas. The attraction begins on the patio of VooDoo Steakhouse, located on the 50th floor of the Masquerade Tower, and propels riders at speeds up to 33 miles per hour to the adjoining 20-story Ipanema Tower.

VooDoo Zip Line Las Vegas
VooDoo Zip Line Las Vegas

Guests make a return trip to the starting point traveling backwards at 20 miles per hour. Offering one of the best views of Las Vegas, VooDoo Zip Line boasts a 360-degree panorama of the Strip and scenic views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

Hours before the event started, thrill seekers lined up at the door to be among the first to ride Las Vegas’ newest attraction. Buffer kicked off the event as he buckled up and yelled his signature catchphrase “it’s time!” while soaring almost 500 feet in the air. A line continued out the door throughout the afternoon.

Bruce Buffer at VooDoo Zip Line
Bruce Buffer On The VooDoo Zip Line
Bruce Buffer On The VooDoo Zip Line
Bruce Buffer Riding The VooDoo Zip Line
Bruce Buffer At The VooDoo Zip Line
MMA Announcer Bruce Buffer

To maximize guests’ experience, VooDoo Zip Line reduced unnecessary wait times by allowing patrons to dine, gamble and enjoy the property while waiting for their reservations. An alert was sent to guests’ cell phones when their ride time was ready.

Prior to boarding, all riders received a safety briefing and ride operators were available to answer questions.

The heart-pumping adventure covers one-third of a mile in one minute and 10 seconds. Photo credit: Erik Kabik / Erik Kabik Photography

VooDoo Zip Line is open from noon to midnight Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday through Sunday. Admission is $24.99 (plus applicable services fees) per person from noon to 5:30 p.m. and $37 (plus applicable services fees) per person from 5:30 p.m. to midnight.

Only patrons 21 years of age or older are allowed to ride after 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, Rio Las Vegas or by phone at 702-388-0477.

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