Eat Dinner At A Table Suspended 150 Feet In The Air
Looking to conquer your fear of heights? Perhaps a new pop-up dinner situation several stories above ground will excite you.
Dinner in the Sky takes its guests to dizzying heights by suspending a dining table from a crane, then serving up a four-course meal 150 feet above the ground below, according to Timeout Los Angeles. And we'd just gotten used to the idea of that glass-bottomed slide attached to the 69th and 70th floors of the US Bank Tower!
Dinner in the Sky comes from The Fun group, known for creating installations at amusement parks. The first meal took place in Belgium in 2006, and they've since held dinners in 45 countries, apparently without incident. L.A.'s pop-up will take place at the LA Center Studios in downtown Los Angeles.
Here's how it works: each seating accommodates 22 guests, who are all strapped into bucket seats with a safety harness. Waitstaff are also connected to harnesses. You begin on the ground and slowly rise up in the air.
As you can see from the video below, the table is not enclosed. The area beneath the mobile restaurant is cleared of all foot and car traffic to ensure you don't accidentally drop your steak knife on some unsuspecting passerby. They will not operate during thunderstorms or when it's particularly windy. In theory, it's not much scarier than your average rollercoaster. However, there are no bathrooms.
This vertigo-inducing experience will cost you at least $399. You can start making reservations on June 3, the first dinner will be held on July 1, and the experience will run throughout July.
Here's them doing it in Croatia:
And if that's not enough to put butterflies in your stomach:
Update, June 6: Tickets are now available for Dinner in the Sky, and we've got the pricing breakdown. $399 gets you a four-course meal, a glass of champagne in the lounge and soft drinks or juice. $699 gets you a 5-course meal, free-flowing champagne in the lounge, one glass of champagne in the air, a glass of wine in the lounge or air, and soft drinks or juice. And for $1,000, you will receive a 5-course meal, free-flowing champagne and wine, soft drinks, VIP seating, caviar, priority check-in and check-out and a photo. Taxes and fees are not included in that price.