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Reader Polls Feedback for: July 15, through July 24, 2009

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Currently under construction is a new attraction coming to Las Vegas with an expected completion date before the year end. Basically, this new attraction is a balloon ride that raises approximately 12 stories above the Las Vegas Strip to give patrons a better view of the city. Estimated cost for the new attractions is $20 for a 10 minute view. This week’s Reader Poll asks if this is the type of attraction / entertainment that has an interest in riding? Why or why not?  What is your opinion? We want to hear from you!

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I dont think that type of attraction is what I would pay $20 for only a few minutes of sightseeing.   Wayne L.   IN

That might be something I would do once, but not a ride that would bring me back several times like the rides at the top of the stratosphere.  Those are cool.  Cindy Baker NY

Yes I would definitely ride this attaction. The price is good and just another attraction in Las Vegas that no one else has. Would be great.   Janet  Bolingbrook, IL

This will be a good tourist attraction, but for locals? Who cares? Go to the top of the Stratosphere, to the top of the Eiffel Tower, top of the Rio, Mix or the club on top of Mandalay...get the same view. Kids may enjoy it, but I don't see this being an attraction I would make a point of visiting.   Natalie Ellis  Las Vegas / NV

Niagara Falls has a similar attraction and it does very well! The fee is very reasonable because let's face it, all of us cannot afford a helicopter ride. My two questions are: does the 10 minute clock start once you arrive at the top or as soon as it starts to ascend? People want the most for their money so that may be a concern. Also, how many
passengers will it hold? It would be very interesting to find out where this would be located as you know that would make or break it.  Lucynda Beers  Blasdell, NY

My husband and I both agree we would not be interested.  Kathleen Cahill  Richardson, TX

Why ride a balloon to only a 12 story height for a view of Vegas when many hotel rooms are way above 12 stories. Also for a great view of Vegas one goes to the top of the Stratosphere. Phoooie on the balloon idea.  Robert Bliss  Kansas City, KS

12 stories is not very high when you consider that most hotels have 25 stories or more. Just go to the top of the Stratosphere and get the great view down the strip. Or, get a room on a high floor. This wouldn't be something I would pay $20.00 for. I would rather throw that money into a slot machine.  Susan Ruzzamenti  Moreno Valley, CA

The balloon ride to view the Strip sounds exciting, but as a senior I would rather go to the Stratosphere Observations Tower for ten dollars than the balloon ride for twenty dollars. However, I am sure there are many others who would patronize the balloon ride as it is
something very different, like the no-gravity adventure there in Vegas.  Margaret Russell   Colorado Springs, CO

I think that this would be a very good attraction , for the simple reason there is nothing like seeing Vegas from the air , especially at night the lights of Vegas are breathtaking.  Lori Sickels  Albia, Ia

Yes , I would go up in the hot air balloon. I think it would be fun. And 4  20.00 wouldn'n be bad at all.  Steve  sedalia,mo

Having been to las Vegas only once before, I would love to be able to go in this balloon ride and see the entire city. I am sure this would be a very popular attraction. It would be like riding in a helicopter, but at a much reduced cost!   Barbara Harper  Allentown, PA

I would not be interested in this.. last time in Vegas we took the elevator to the top of Eiffel tower and that view was wonderful.. would rather go there than in a balloon ride. sue christiansen  duluth,mn




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