INSANITY-THE RIDE opened March 10 at the
Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower. The attraction, which dangles
riders and spins them over the edge of the towers outdoor
observation deck, is the fourth and final major thrill ride
attraction to be built at the top of the 1,149-foot-tall structure.
It, along with the Stratospheres Big Shot, High Roller and X
Scream, rank as the worlds four highest thrill rides. Several
ticket packages are available, including a combination tower
admission and Insanity-The Ride pass for $15. Rerides will cost $4
each. For details on the ride, click on www.insanityride.com.
ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM, which opened last month, focuses on
the work done at the Nevada Test Site, which served as the countrys
principal North American nuclear weapons testing facility from 1951
to 1992. Designed to be interactive, the 8,000-square-foot,
permanent-exhibit hall features touch screens, motion-sensitive
plasma TV presentations and audio interviews with former workers
from the test site as well as pieces of the Berlin Wall and the
World Trade Center and artifacts on loan from personal collections,
the Smithsonian Institution and the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.
Adjacent to the museum, which also has a 2,000-square-foot,
temporary-exhibit hall, a museum store and a history walk, are the
Nuclear Testing Archives, a collection of more than 310,000
documents related to radioactive fallout from U.S. testing of
nuclear devices. Located just off the Strip on East Flamingo Road,
the museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays
and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $10 per person,
with discounts available for senior citizens, students and military
personnel with proper identification. For more information, call
(702) 794-5161 or visit www.atomictestingmuseum.org.
VACATIONS Linger Longer Sale features savings of up to
$150 per couple on Las Vegas bookings made by March 25 for travel
April 11 through June 30. Sample prices with air from Indianapolis
start at $309, which includes a four-night stay at Circus Circus
Hotel & Casino. The promotional code LINGER05 must be entered
at the time of booking to receive the savings. Reservations can be
made at www.vaxvacationaccess.com, the VAX VacationAccess
technology via Amadeus AgentNet, Sabre Vacations and Vacation.com
AgentNet or via www.atavacations.com.
MARCH 31, clients who book an air-inclusive NWA
WorldVacations Las Vegas package for travel through Sept. 9 can
save $50 on plans ranging in price from $799 to $1,398 or $125 on
packages priced at $1,399 or more. An additional $25 savings is
available when booking an option such as golf, spa services or a
car rental. For more information, visit www.nwaworldvacationsagent.com.
VEGAS, performed at the Westin Theatre at the Westin
Casuarina Hotel & Spa at 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, will
add a second show at 5 p.m. March 26, the Saturday before Easter.
In addition, the show and the Westin Casuarina have teamed up to
offer a 40 for 40 gaming promotion through April 2. Open to new and
current Westin Casuarina Players Club members, the deal gives $40
in free slot play to those who purchase a Forbidden Vegas show
ticket for $39.95 plus tax through the Westin Theatre box