Editors Note: Now wouldn’t this be great in Australia?

Since I became a wheelchair user, I haven’t done much in the way of “extreme” activities or sports. When I saw a YouTube video of SlotZilla at Fremont Street Experience, I knew I had to try it out and hoped it was wheelchair accessible!

Last week, I finally had that opportunity and it was an absolute thrill. Before I share my experience, take a look at the video that inspired me:

The Zoomline is an exhilarating zip line that allows the rider to fly like Superman (face down) over Fremont Street, launching from a height of 114 feet (more than 10 stories) and traveling almost 1/3 of a mile (1,700 feet)! There is also a more typical zipline where riders take off in a seated position. I chose the Zoomline because it looked more comfortable and more “extreme.”

You can purchase tickets and check-in for the ride at the SlotZilla ticket office, located on Fremont Street at the base of the SlotZilla tower. You’ll need to transfer into a SlotZilla wheelchair at the ticket office, and a team member will take you up to the launch platform. I was hanging out in Vegas with my friends Mara and Mark, and Mark offered to sit out, snap photos and push my wheelchair to the arrivals platform.

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Once we made it to the launch platform, the team helped me don the harness that would allow me to safely fly like superman. The harness is best described as a backwards vest, with holes for…

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