Times Square has its ball drop. The Strat has a human drop. OK, it’s actually more of a jump. But at midnight Thursday, an illuminated hotel guest will safely plunge from the iconic Strat tower to put 2020 behind us, and welcome 2021 to Las Vegas.
In normal times, The Strat’s thrill rides, including the 892-foot-high SkyJump, close early on New Year’s Eve due to fireworks restrictions on Las Vegas Boulevard. With the fireworks canceled this year, however, all of the resort’s rides will be open on Thursday night. The Strat team set out to create an only-in-Vegas spectacle that could rival The Big Apple.