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Photos: Downtown’s Slotzilla zipline is ready for customers in December


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Slotzilla at Fremont Street Experience on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas.

Slotzilla at Fremont Street Experience

Slotzilla at Fremont Street Experience on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

The new Slotzilla zipline attraction is set to add yet another major change to downtown when it opens next month. Daredevils will be propelled at 35 mph on the two-level, 1,700-foot-long attraction that cost $11 million.

The slot machine-themed takeoff platform at Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street will be 12 stories high. Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue has chronicled its construction from start to almost finished. He told me that his most recent look Tuesday proves that it’s in a “ready and raring to go” stage as a 6-foot model was unveiled.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman was on hand to greet Slotzilla creators Mike Teske and Christopher Brown. They’ll all be back for the first rides and the red-ribbon ceremony.

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