650-foot “Polercoaster” Proposed for Las Vegas

The tallest roller coaster in the world could rise from the Las Vegas skyline. In April, Florida-based US Thrill Rides filed an application with the Federal Aviation Administration to build a 650-foot-tall “Polercoaster” on the Las Vegas strip.


The coaster would an elevator lift system to take each eight-seat car to the top of the tower. From there, gravity would take control as riders loop and spiral their way down the monstrous structure, weaving in-and-out of the support beams.

The tower would contain two glass elevators that take non-riders to the top of the structure, which features space for restaurants, retail, etc. I’m sure the elevator ride would provide excellent photo opportunities as well.

If you’re still unsure how this contraption will work, watch the below animation of the Polercoaster concept in action:

The entire tower would be a spectacle to watch, especially with an elaborate lighting system. I think Las Vegas would be the perfect place for the first Polercoaster.

Visit the US Thrill Rides website for more information about the Polercoaster concept.

What are your thoughts about the “Polercoaster?” Do you think this concept will catch on? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.