VooDoo Zip Line at Rio Las Vegas Lives, Announces Job Fair, March Opening
It appears there’s still plenty of life in the VooDoo Zip Line project at Rio Las Vegas.
The new attraction has announced a “job fair” on Feb. 14, 2014, as well as that the zip line ride, which will run between two hotel towers at Rio, will debut “in early March.”
The “job fair” notice lists openings for an assistant manager, ride technicians, a retail salesperson, a photographer sales position (slash promotional model) and host (slash promotional model). The “job fair” is by appointment only, and the new release mentions the media is invited to cover the event, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 14.
Job applicants are instructed to visit a Web site to apply.
The invitation to media is clearly intended to dissuade skeptics from the belief the VooDoo Zip Line isn’t happening following a number of delays. (The ride was originally supposed to open in the summer of 2013.)
At one point, the VooDoo Zip Line created a crowd-funding page on Indiegogo. The page raised $4,305 of its $75,000 goal. This led some to suggest the project wasn’t sufficiently funded. (Indiegogo contributors were later offered refunds.)
A video describes the planned attraction.
In December, the VooDoo Zip Line was further delayed due to problems with permitting. Our friends at Vegas Chatter have the specifics.
Assuming the VooDoo Zip Line is finally moving forward, it promises to be a big draw at Rio Las Vegas.
The ride will start on the patio at VooDoo Steakhouse, 40 floors up. (Not 50 as advertised, but that’s still high up.) The zip line will send riders 33 miles per hour to the 20-story Ipanema tower. Riders will then return to the taller tower at 20 miles per hour. The zip line ride will accommodate two riders at once, in a seated position.
The views of The Strip from atop the Rio are some of the most stunning in the city, so riders will get an eyeful along with their heart-stopping, one-third-of-a-mile ride.
The VooDoo Zip Line will be open noon to midnight, Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to midnight Friday through Sunday beginning in early March. Riders must be 21 or older to ride after 8:30 p.m.
Tickets will cost $24.99 per person from noon to 5:30 p.m. and $37 per person from 5:30 p.m. to midnight.
Find out more about the VooDoo Zip Line at the official site. We’re hopeful the project is moving ahead as advertised this time.