The Big Apple Coaster

By Elle
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In A Nutshell

The Big Apple Coaster, located at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino, is a roller coaster experience that twists and turns through a replica of the iconic New York City skyline. With high speeds of over 67mph, inversions, and a gravity-defying drop, adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers will love it!

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Time Needed

30 minutes

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Tickets starting at $25 USD + fees

What You Need To Know

If you’ve ever walked the Strip or have seen photos of the Las Vegas Strip, chances are you’ve spotted the random roller coaster set amid the NYC skyline. That’s the Big Apple Coaster for ya.

The coaster boasts heart-pounding features, including high speeds going over 67mph, inversions, and a gravity-defying drop that will leave you both breathless and exhilarated. As you race through the replicated Manhattan landscape, the combination of twists, turns, and unexpected surprises ensures an adrenaline rush like no other.

To make the most of your time at The Big Apple Coaster, plan for approximately 30 to 45 minutes, factoring in wait times and the duration of the ride itself. Keep in mind that queues may vary depending on the time of day and the season, so we advise you to visit during off-peak hours for a more efficient experience.

For an extra dose of excitement, try riding the coaster both during the day and at night! The bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip create an even more fun backdrop after sunset — it’ll feel completely different compared to the daytime version of the ride.

What to do afterward: The Big Apple Arcade – Test your skills at The Big Apple Arcade! They have some of the latest video and arcade games and some classics such as Skee-Ball, Air Hockey, and NBA Fever.

  • Tickets starting at $25 USD
  • Mon – Thu | 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM; Fri – Sun | 11:00 AM – Midnight
  • Must be in line 30 minutes prior to entry time ending.
  • Must be 54” without footwear to ride.
  • Ride Timing: To avoid long wait times, try to ride The Big Apple Coaster during weekdays or earlier in the day.
  • Front or Back?: The coaster’s dynamics can vary depending on where you sit. If you crave a more intense experience with stronger G-forces, opt for the front. For a wilder ride with extra airtime, choose the back.
  • Nighttime Thrills: Riding the coaster at night offers a unique perspective with the dazzling lights of the Las Vegas Strip. If you’re up for it, experiencing the coaster under the stars can be a memorable highlight.

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About The Author - Elle
About the author

My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!