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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly take in the thrill rides at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod on the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas – January 6, 2022 – Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly had a thrilling night in Las Vegas. At around 9 p.m. last night, the two lovebirds took in two of the rides atop The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod’s iconic 1,149-foot-tall tower: Big Shot and X-Scream. 

The pair, both filled with excitement, took in 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding Las Vegas Valley from the tower’s incredible circular Observation Deck. Next, along with a couple of their friends, Fox and Kelly walked up the stairs to the roof of the tower, where they were visibly blown away by the spectacular view of Las Vegas at night. While Kelly appeared apprehensive to ride the Big Shot, which launches riders 160 feet in the air at 45 miles per hour to a height of 1,081 feet and down again; Fox seemed eager to take the ride. The two were strapped into the ride along with their friends and flashed big smiles as the ride shot them into the sky. Fox was overheard saying how she loved the “freeing feeling” of the ride.


By the time they finished riding Big Shot, fans took notice of the famous couple, who smiled and exclaimed, “Thank you!” to being congratulated on their recent engagement. The couple and their friends made their way to X-Scream, which has been compared to playing on a massive teeter-totter 866 feet above the ground. X-Scream propels riders headfirst, 27 feet over the edge of the SkyPod, where they dangle weightlessly above the Las Vegas Strip before being pulled back and propelled over again for more.

The couple and their friends, who were all smiles, talked about the view and the incredible Las Vegas view at night. They stopped by the Observation Deck for one last look at the view before heading out for the next stop in their night out.


About The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod

The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, formerly the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower, has introduced a full reinvention of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Located on the north Strip at the gateway to the Arts District at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the hotel offers 2,427 guest rooms, including the newly remodeled “Elevate” series rooms and suites, and an 80,000-square-foot casino. The SkyPod, located at the top of the iconic tower at 1,149 feet high, is comprised of Top of the World, serving award-winning cuisine in a 360-degree rotating dining room on the 106th floor; the Observation Deck, which offers SkyJump Powered by MTN DEW, 108 Eats and 108 Drinks, located on the 108th floor; and thrill rides, located at the top of the tower, including: Big Shot, Insanity and X-Scream. The STRAT’s main floor has introduced PT’s Wings & Sports, View Lounge and STRAT Café, each offering chef-driven cuisine; the William Hill Sports Book; and REMIX Lounge. The STRAT offers two resort-style pools, WET24, located on the rooftop of the 24th floor, open seasonally; and the Elation Pool, with three oversized spas and poolside café. A variety of shows and entertainment include “Banachek’s Mind Games Live,” a mentalist act; Xavier Mortimer: The Dream Maker, an illusionist show; iLuminate, a multi-sensory blend of dance and technology; and L.A. Comedy Club, which showcases up-and-coming stand-up comics. Golden Entertainment, Inc.’s innovative guest loyalty rewards program, True Rewards, is now available at The STRAT and 140+ other locations. Free valet and self-parking are available anytime for all guests. More information is available at or by calling 702-380-7777. The STRAT is on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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