New thrill ride could be coming to Las Vegas Strip

Krista Hostetler

Photo Courtesy: U.S. Thrill Rides LLC

New thrill ride could be coming to Las Vegas Strip

CREATED Jun. 18, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A developer is looking to get federal approval for air space for a new roller coaster tower on the Las Vegas Strip.

U.S. Thrill Rides LLC submitted plans to the Federal Aviation Administration for the new ride called "Polercoaster."

Rendering photos, provided to Action News by the company's president Michael Kitchen, show proposed plans for the ride: The structure's height would be around 650-feet tall, it would include a 360-degree video sign and would accommodate 850-1,600 passengers per hour.

The tower would also feature an observation deck and possible retail and dining space.

The application with the FAA shows the tower at the Tropicana Las Vegas.

Because of the resort's proximity to McCarran International Airport, the FAA has to assess possible hazards to air traffic.

If approved and the plans move forward, Kitchen said this would be the tallest roller coaster in the world.

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