Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 | 4:46 p.m.
Break out your Members Only jacket and valet the Delorean. The Stratosphere is taking Vegas back to the ’80s.
The hotel-casino announced it will host a “Totally ’80s Weekend Party” Sept. 13 and 14 in honor of the decade that brought you shoulder pads and phrases like “totally rad.”
Expect a resort-wide time warp, as employees and guests will be decked out in '80s apparel and the tunes of artists such as Cyndi Lauper and Tears for Fears will play throughout the property.
The inspiration behind the Stratosphere’s blast from the past? Nostalgia.
“Many of us have fond memories from the '80s,” said General Manager Paul Hobson. “The decade evokes great music, movies and celebrities...It’s the soundtrack from a fun and enjoyable time in our lives.”
Festivities will include free screenings of period movies such as “Ghostbusters” and “Back to the Future,” movie trivia with '80s memorabilia prizes and karaoke.
You can even recall classically cheesy drink commercials of the era with beverage specials such as Seagram’s wine coolers, Amaretto sours, fuzzy navels and Jagermeister shots — all for the '80s-friendly price of $3.
Other events include a Madonna concert ticket giveaway and gaming tournaments. For more information about the Totally ’80s Weekend Party, visit the Stratosphere website.
It is virtually impossible to be anywhere in Las Vegas and miss the Stratosphere. It towers 1,149 feet above Las Vegas and is the tallest observation tower in the United States. The casino itself is 55,784 square feet and contains 950 slot machines, 120 game tables and 2,427 hotel rooms.
Of the hotel's 2,427 rooms, 909 were recently remodeled into Stratosphere Select rooms.
The Stratosphere is mostly known for its rides at the top of the tower. The Big Shot, located at the 113th floor, torpedoes riders up 160 feet using compressed air. X-Scream is a teeter-totter perched at the top of the observation deck — if that wasn't scary enough, the coaster arm flings the riders out 27 feet over the edge of the tower. Guests looking for something more sedate can just hang around the 107th floor and simply look at the scenery.