650 foot Poler Coaster in Vegas?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2:24 PM

Here it is from the LVRJ. From ThrillRides LLC.

Full scream ahead: Company proposes 650-foot-tall roller coaster on Strip

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:15 PM

Sweet. That has the potential of getting me to go back to Vegas. I don't gamble and I'm indifferent on most shows. I wish them luck in their endeavor.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:46 PM

If it's confirmed, what's going to happen to the SkyJump they have there? Will it still be safe and out of the way?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:05 PM

Isn't this the same thing S&S was showing at IAAPA?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:07 PM

Wow. That looks terrible.

And with a $100 million price tag? I don't think folks in Vegas have really figured out how this whole roller coaster business works yet.

Last edited by matt., Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:08 PM
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:14 PM

blasterboy6500 said:

If it's confirmed, what's going to happen to the SkyJump they have there? Will it still be safe and out of the way?

Stratosphere vs. Tropicana....they can peacefully co-exist.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:51 PM

I can't tell if it's a bad animation, so I'll reserve judgement on the ride. However, after watching the video I certainly had more questions.

As someone else said, I wish them well. It would certainly be 'interesting' to have this, the reborn Speed and a gigantic ferris wheel right on the edge of a very busy airport. (but since that Wheel, and Speed redux aren't happening.....)

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:30 PM

Why on earth would yu build that high, then not utilize the height to drop? IMO, height is only scary if it promises to drop you a really long way, and that just doesn't do it for me.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 1:06 AM

I bet it never happens. It's not what people go to Vegas for. And if the economy takes a dump again at some point, then what? The conference business seemed to be the only thing that gave Vegas a fighting chance at one point.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:29 AM

Wow you guys are impossible to please. I see "tallest roller coaster in the world" and all you see are problems. People that go to conferences ride roller coasters too. Stratosphere Tower's existence rules out height problems. It looks pretty damn thrilling.

I don't see why this wouldn't be approved. It's Vegas for God's sake. Crazy stuff happens there all the time.

Edit: I just hope they don't end up calling it "Polercoaster." That's the worst aspect lol.

Last edited by bjames, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:41 AM
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:56 AM

Dude, how many coasters are still there? Two? Stratosphere's is gone, Speed the Ride is gone, MGM's family coaster is gone...

And how many proposed coasters have bit the dust in the recent past? Arrow's fish hook thing comes to mind.

Last edited by Vater, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:58 AM
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:56 AM

Why have the 'tallest roller coaster in the world' when it also doesn't have the tallest drop in the world. I think it looks like it could be fun, but it looks very tame.

And every time I've ever been to vegas, all the coasters are walk ons. Not sure why they think this is a draw. Gambling and hookers and shows are the draw in vegas.

Vater, there are maybe 2 adult coasters in Vegas proper, thats it.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:04 AM

Vater said:

Dude, how many coasters are still there?

Speed is being rebuilt (with a modified layout) at Akita Plaza

There's a new El Loco going into the Adventuredome

Plus 4 others. (2 of those are kiddies)

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:16 AM

So, yeah...two...if you don't count kiddies or ones under construction.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:26 AM

Tekwardo said:

Isn't this the same thing S&S was showing at IAAPA?

It definitely looks similar to S&S concept. Both concepts even have "Concert Tonight" on the video screen.

With a $100 million price tag, I am not sure who in their right mind would build this. Yes, it'll would shatter height records and would probably be a tourist draw for Vegas. But, if a casino/ resort is interested in a record- breaking coaster stratacoaster, I believe something could be done for half the cost of this 'proposed' Poler Coaster. -

I am curious to know how effective Speed! The Ride was at Sahara. It was an awesome ride, with great pacing and a neat layout. It was easily visible from the Strip. But, when I was there a few years ago, very few were riding it and the casino practically empty. Could a "record shattering" coaster have saved the Sahara? Or any casino?

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 10:25 AM

Speed being rebuilt has stalled along with the other projects at that space. Ill believe it when it launches.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 10:43 AM

I've never even heard of the company they're using, but for 100 million, couldn't they work with B&M or Intamin and shorten the height a little? It could still be the tallest coaster in the world and just be BETTER. And as much as I like to see ANY coaster go up rather than being torn down, I agree with Jeff that this is not why people go to Vegas (well, the shows, the drinking, and the coasters would be what I would go for...and the shopping). It seems a bit foolish to me.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:36 AM

bjames said:

Wow you guys are impossible to please. I see "tallest roller coaster in the world" and all you see are problems.

Realism is often interpreted as negativity.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:10 PM

A dragon wagon at 600' is hardly thrilling. High Roller was technically the worlds tallest coaster and it sucked.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:52 PM

Vater would love it.

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