Monday, June 27, 2016

Grand Opening Skyspace

The newest LA venue gives you one of the greatest views of the city, the entire city. The new Skyspace had it's grand opening celebration with the usual live concert we see in LA (Snoop Dog was a guest), food trucks and a few booths, all of which you could see from all the way up from the 70th and 69th floor of the US Bank Building. Saturday, June 25th 2016 will be remembered as the day LA finally did something with its tallest building to promote tourists to enjoy it.

After taking some elevator rides you'll enter Skyspace's interactive area which consists of a few minor time wasters. Eventually, you'll make your way to the top to get an outstanding view of the city. You can see a 360 degree view of the city from the 70th floor and there's nothing quite like it. Words can't compare to the assault on your senses seeing all of LA, a major metropolitan stretching out all around. See construction, see cars look like they're driven by ants. For the gamers out there, it's like playing a real-time strategy game with the greatest view of the world. Helicopters fly below you up there.

Skyslide, it's all about the Skyslide, the outer glass slide had a line almost 360 degrees. The screams of joy and or fear could be heard as people raced down from the 70th to the 69th floor. We overheard that it may be best to look to your left to get a view of the city instead of straight down. It will be one of those, "You've lived in LA, but you've never been on the Skyslide?" things. They sell, "I survived the Skyslide" t-shirts in the gift shop. It seems to be well worth the $8 for the few seconds you slide down.

It is the future OUE, owners of the Skyspace, you can send text to people's phones to get on a slide. Now, we're not sure if it will be smaller groups or they'll be another system in place, but the current system for the slide is as sad as a wait for a theme park ride, sure you have a great view, but why not make it easy on everyone and text if you're next. There's just so many ways to control lines that it's ridiculous that in the planning stages they didn't think about managing the line.

Skyspace will be getting a liquor license, as of right now though it sells junk food lessor than 7-Eleven and at higher prices. We mean you can get a soda for $4, but not a slurpee? They have you at a disadvantage of being 70 stories up to charge you what they want. We're kind of amazed they didn't capitalize on some fun foodie treats instead of a public high school snack bar.

Two big open spaces on the 69th floor on opposite sides of the building let you take an even closer look of the city. Raised glassed walls protect you from going off the side, but there's a freedom to be outside and feel the wind and the sun as you look out on our city.

633 W 5th St, Los Angeles, California 90071
Starts at $19 
Slide $8