Concrete is cracking and heavy machinery is rumbling, moving tons of dirt, as construction is under way to build a permanent zip line in downtown. Crews are in the early phases of building Slotzilla, billed as the world's largest slot machine and the launching tower for the zipline. Construction currently is centered on drilling holes for the support pylons that will hold up a 12-story takeoff tower.
The supports will plunge 65 feet into the ground. The first of two landing pads is also being built near casino, 850 feet from the tower. The line will zip riders 75 feet in the air under the world's largest LED video screen. When completed, Slotzilla, will have two sets of zip lines. The next step will involve work on a second landing pad. Those pair of lines will hurl riders at speeds of 35 mph, as they lie flat on a harness in a "super-hero position" 112 feet off the ground.