FlowRider at Planet Hollywood - Review of New Attraction

Photo by Ira Kuzma

Hang Ten in Vegas? Yes, now you can. Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has changed the Las Vegas summer scene with the addition of the Strip’s first-ever FlowRider Wave-in-a-Box Double by FlowRider, Inc. This new addition has professional wave riders and novices alike hanging ten and testing their talents in a safe yet exhilarating environment.

Photo by Ira Kuzma

The FlowRider, the featured attraction of the new south deck pool, is a unique water feature that combines surfing, snow boarding, and skateboarding. Forget about those waterpark attractions. We're told that the FlowRider Wave-in-a-Box Double sharpens a variety of board-sport skills – surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skimboarding, skateboarding.

Riders can go from bodyboards to standing up on flowboards to doing kickflips, aerials and other tricks in a short period of time.

Photo by Ira Kuzma

Local reporters were invited to try it out or just enjoy the afternoon as others gave this feature a try. On hand to give us more information were Adam Muller, Flow Events and Sport Marketing Manager, Sean Silveira, five time world flowboard champion, and Nick Nguyen, five time world bodyboard champion. They told us that with FlowRider’s waveform technology, riders should have no fear of wiping out as the surface is designed to absorb the energy of impacts.

This reporter watched as several novices took turns on this latest addition to the Planet Hollywood pool complex. Yes, some did better than others. But they were all smiling.

Photo by Ira Kuzma

Pool guests can try out the FlowRider for 30 minutes at a cost of only $20.  If it doesn't sound like what you might choose to do for aquatic fun, then you can grab a drink from the new pool bar adjacent to this unique attraction and watch others try to master the FlowRider. The extensive bar menu boasts a variety of specialized cocktails including “Feel The Chill” Frozens, “Energized” and “Fit & Trim” drinks with names like Warp Speed Mojito and Rum in the Coconut.

Enjoy a refreshing Beach Bum, made with Bacardi Mango Fusion, spiced mango, fresh pineapple, fresh lime and fresh basil. For those who are still working on their bikini bodies, try a Skinny-Dip, comprised of fresh lemon juice and a splash of cranberry juice. If you are looking for a boost after a late night, choose from three unique cocktails made with the Red Bull flavor of your choice (Regular, Sugar Free, Lime, Cranberry or Blueberry).

Photo by Ira Kuzma

Photo by Ira Kuzma

Photo by Ira Kuzma

Of course they have food to go along with the drinks. You can order anything from a tasty ceviche and salsa or a California club to chicken and quinoa lettuce wraps or a creamy delicious PB&J on sourdough bread.

Photo by Dianne R. Davis

 

In addition to the new poolside bar, there are 21 cabanas, a live DJ, numerous daybeds, and an outdoor café.

My friends and I enjoyed a few leisure hours in one of the VIP poolside cabanas. It is a comfortable location with air conditioning, a flat screen TV, a safe, retractable shades, and a small refrigerator stocked with cold water. Cocktail waitresses come by to take orders for snacks and beverages.

The pool and FlowRider are open daily from 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM. It’s a great place to come and enjoy a day of fun in the sun.

 

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