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Las Vegas Family Vacation & The Big Apple Coaster

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Here is the next installment of our family friendly vacation in Las Vegas series! Today I’m sharing about a fun family friendly activity. Thank you so much to the The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade for hosting us on a day of family fun.

New York - New York The Roller Coaster Loop

Pete and my older two are roller coaster aficionado.

That may be a bit of a stretch, but they really do love going on them. For years we’ve seen The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade from the Vegas strip and always wanted to ride the roller coaster and check out the arcade. On this trip we made it happen!

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Pete’s one word description after riding the The Big Apple Coaster was INTENSE!

This thrilling ride is the “world’s first coaster to feature a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive maneuver, providing more than 1.4 million riders with heart-stopping action and excitement each year”.

This is more than just a ride though.

It starts above the casino gaming floor and moves outside where it climbs really high giving riders a great view of the strip. The flow is very intense and fast and the loop is awesome to experience. It’s not a smooth ride at all, it’s more “jarring” which gives riders a bigger t hrill!

We recommend going at night as the best time to ride because you can see the lights on the strip.


Open 8am – Midnight Daily

Sun – Thurs 11am – 11pm
Fri & Sat 10:30am – Midnight

Must be 54″ to ride. Hours of operation are subject to weather conditions and other circumstances which may suspend service.

New York-New York-The Roller Coaster-Drop

Individual Tickets – $14.00

Scream Pass – $25.00
Includes: all day ride pass, $2.00 off 5×7 photo

Family Fun Flight for Four – $60.00
Includes Four individual ride tickets & 2 (two) 5×7 close up photos

Vegas Locals Receive $10 Admission*

*Must purchase one regular priced admission. Valid NV I.D. required. Only valid on individual tickets.

The Roller Coaster Photo
After riding The Roller Coaster, get your own souvenir photo highlighting your own unique reaction to racing at speeds of 67 mph.

Weddings on The Coaster
Thinking about taking the plunge? Why not do it at 67 mph…Have your wedding ceremony at the most exhilarating venue.

This is not for the roller coaster wimps like me… but if you love roller coasters this one needs to be on your list of things to do in Vegas! You can learn more by visiting their website here.

 Do you love roller coasters?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


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