Whether you’re a tourists or a local, if you are seeking a thrill ride you must head to downtown Los Angeles to try out the new OUE Skyslide ride located at the US Bank tower on the 70th floor. The Skyslide is a glass slide that is 45 feet long and is a one story attraction that is placed outside the skyscraper. It is the highlight of the Skyspace Los Angeles experience.
The entire Skyspace Experience is one that starts on the 54th floor and includes a space where you can view what LA looks like through an exhibit that showcases the LA skyline through a time-lapse video.
In this same area, you can look down an optical illusion shaft that gives you the illusion of looking down 54 floors. It’s quite scary to stand on top of, it but great for pictures.
After you view the 54th floor, you are then taken to the 70th floor to check out the Los Angeles skyline in a 360 degree deck. You can see many of the other skyscrapers that are found in the surrounding LA area as well as the thousands of home and businesses as well. Our blogger crew was invited to tour the area on a Saturday morning but after speaking with some staff we found out that the exhibit is more popular in the evenings because you can see Los Angeles light up and it is very astounding
Skyspace LA is located on the US Bank tower at 633 West 5th Street in Los Angeles. Parking can be tricky because there is a lot of construction going on right now in the downtown area. However, the staff suggest you park at the Westlawn Parking Garage at 524 S. Flower Street which is underneath the public library. Validation is available for a reduced rate.
Skyspace LA is brand new to Los Angeles and has been in operation less than a year so you will be one of the first to try it. Some celebrities have already tried the slide such as Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Jaden Smith.
The staff at Skyspace mentioned that there are similar attractions in the cities of Chicago and New York however this is a new concept to Los Angeles. The price may seem a little high but they are competing with other attractions in Los Angeles and have compared their fees to other similar attractions in other cities. The price for the Skyspace experience which includes a visit to the 54th floor and the 70th floor and has access to panoramic views is $19 for youth and $25 for adults. If you want to get on the slide, you will need to pay an additional $8 per person.
I rode the slide with my two best friends and we loved it! We were all scared at first, but it goes by fast and it’s a once in a lifetime experience so we had to do it! It’s a ride that caters to both adults and kids alike. Just knowing that you are riding a slide down the side of a skyscraper is such a thrill. I would definitely go back again but this time in the evening even though that is their busiest time. I would love to see Los Angeles in the evening and would love to go with my college friends who are all from out of town and have expressed interest in the ride.
Because it is a new experience, there may be added perks coming in the future such as family days on Sundays and adult nights as well. For further information, please visit http://www.oue-skyspace.com.
A tour of the experience was provided to our blogger staff and families and a brunch was provided as well. All thoughts and ideas remain my own.