Are coasters out in Las Vegas?

Tuesday, February 19, 2002 6:55 AM
I came across an article saying that sin is in again at LV and that the family-friendly focus is out, does this mean the end of coaster building in LV. I did wonder why there was not more support from the other casinos towards stratosphere's project. I will post article as soon as I find it again.
-----------------
Army Rangers lead the way
+0
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 6:59 AM
Vegas is one of my fav destinations, and quite frankly, a LOT of people agree that it really is not a place for kids.  At least not for kids less than 12 years old.  But keep in mind that thrill rides and coasters are up there with all the "adult" kids as well.  I would think coasters are still possible.

-----------------
I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

+0
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 7:02 AM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/usatoday/20020215/ts_usatoday/3862582

-----------------
Army Rangers lead the way

+0
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 7:12 AM
You can still have a lot of fun in Vegas without the "adult" stuff.  When I went, I spent a whole weekend there, didn't see a single show, only gambled about $50 and the only alcohol I had was a mimosa for brunch.  Still had an incredible time.
-----------------
You can't spell "dishonorable" without "honorable."
+0
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 7:34 AM
I read the article a few days ago.  I would still count on Vegas coasters popping up in the future as 1) They add an entertaining element to the hotel, 2) They bring in large amounts of money for the hotels, and 3) Parents will always bring their kids there, no matter how sinful it gets.  What I got out of the article was that it really isn't trying to be a kid's playground anymore, but instead focusing on the old elements of Vegas such as topless revues and night clubs.  People tend to forget that while NYNY might have a rollercoaster flying through it's surroundings, it also has a bar called "Coyote Ugly,"
+0
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 7:49 AM
Well, imagine if the Stratosphere did build the 750 footer and you could hear screams and see the thing all the way down the strip.  Everyone would be flocking to the Strat.  Coasters and rides are such an attention getter that they seem like a good investment for casinos, even just to draw the gamblers into their casinos.
-----------------
The legend lives!
+0
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 8:34 AM
New York New York gets the best deal with its coaster.  It is right at the most busy intersection of the Strip; it's highly visible; the entrance is hard to find, leaving gamblers wandering around the casino; AND it costs $10.50, leaving riders with four $1 bills that are easily slid into slot machines.  Smart.
-----------------
You can't spell "dishonorable" without "honorable."
+0
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 8:38 AM
I hope it's not the end of the thrill rides out there, IMO the Big Shot is probably one of the scariest attractions out, and from what i've seen more adults are riding it than kids.
Probably the rides that are making cash will stay, others will just close (ie MGM's amusement park).  I don't see how Circus Circus could put and end to the entire adventure dome though, seems like some places out there are already tied into the "kid" concept.
As a kid the only thing I was concerened with on vacation was if they had a pool
-----------------
Mark Hansen
http://www.themeparkcritic.com

*** This post was edited by ThemeParkCritic on 2/19/2002. ***

+0
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 11:56 AM
It's all good if they don't ever build another ride because Speed: The Ride is all I need.  =)
+0
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 12:11 PM
I saw that article in USA today.  If they don't anymore it's no big deal with LA just about 5 hours away.  On a side note the Sahara website has a really funny video of a bunch of Elvises (plural: Elvisi?) going on Speed: The Ride.  Check it out!
-----------------
Is it the roar of Kumba or the kumba of Roar? Discuss!
+0
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 3:29 PM
I am going to Vegas in 3 weeks and I am going to ride the roller coaster attractions at the various locations along the strip. Are they fun like that Disaster Transport ride? That is the best coaster ever. I ride that with my mom and she goes weeeeeeeeeeeeee all the way until the end. I always get scared that I am going fly off the track because it looks like it could happen easily. But my mom said that it has magnets in the track to keep it locked on the track. Oh yeah is Vegas fun?
+0
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 4:39 PM
Accually, ApolloAndy, I doubt you would hear much from the fishhook. The cars designed has them enclosed, so all you would hear is the car moving on the track, and I'm sure the strip is a noisy place, so you'd probably have to be quite close. Still, the visual itself would attract many people with the suspension bridge holding the track above the strip.
-----------------
I have no signature.
+0
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 4:02 AM
rzrbackcoaster, there are a LOT of things to do in Las Vegas besides the coasters.  The fountains at Bellagio, the Pirate battle at Treasure Island, the Volcano at Mirage, the "living" fountain at Ceasar's Palace and the Freemont Street light show. All are free.  The SIM's are fun as well at Luxor, Ceasar's Palace, and the Star Trek Experience at the Hilton.  There is the Coca Cola Museum (with free samples of all the world wide sodas that they make), and Spielberg's Gameworks.  Not to mention all the casinos have large arcades.  In my post above, I said Vegas is not a place for kids UNDER 12.  Nothing worse than tripping over toddlers and strollers being hussled thru the casinos.  But kids who are old enough to appreciate the other activities can have fun.
-----------------
I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

*** This post was edited by CPLady on 2/20/2002. ***

+0
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 8:19 AM
Where is the Coca Cola Museum? That sounds like crazy fun!

*** This post was edited by rzrbackcoaster on 2/20/2002. ***

+0
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 8:27 AM
Is there a beer museum?  OH and warthogs suck!  A badger could tear the crap out of a stupid razor-pig any day!
-----------------
Is it the roar of Kumba or the kumba of Roar? Discuss!

*** This post was edited by Spacecase8310 on 2/20/2002. ***

+0
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 8:31 AM
The Coca Cola museum is in the same building as M&M World and Gameworks - just north of MGM Grand.
-----------------
"It's Deja Vu all over again." - Yogi Berra
+0
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 11:05 AM
"Although the popular perception of the badger is that of a vicious, aggressive predator, badgers will usually run away if confronted, and look for an escape route if cornered." I better look out when those big mean badgers try to hurt me, eh cheesehead? Woooooooooo Pig SOOOOOOEY! Go Hogs! I love that cheer! I scream it loud when I am in my dorm's shower and it scares all the others. They all think I am crazy and call me afropuff! Those Silly Billyheads!

*** This post was edited by rzrbackcoaster on 2/20/2002. ***

+0
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 11:16 AM
Do you rock ruff 'n stuff with your afro-puffs?  Oh and MOST predators run away when confronted, unless they are guarding their offspring.  I'll take the claws of a badger over the snout of a friggen sooeyrazorpig any day.
Now Redbirds that is a different story.  It is a little known fact that a Redbird could eat about 10 badgers and 5 razorbacks in a single sitting.  Then they poo all over themselves and kill hamsters.

-----------------
Is it the roar of Kumba or the kumba of Roar? Discuss!

*** This post was edited by Spacecase8310 on 2/20/2002. ***

+0
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 2:13 PM
"A friggen sooeyrazorpig" is a wild boar with tusks and can beat a badger any day. Plus they are quite tasty to eat, and I do not think you can even eat a badger, so what is the point in hunting one? But I must be nice because I am going to be a Badger next year when I attend law school at the mighty UW. I am not even sure what a redbird is, are you referring to a cardinal? While I am there, Spacecase, maybe we can hang out together.

*** This post was edited by rzrbackcoaster on 2/21/2002. ***

+0
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 2:20 PM
Impossible!  UW does not accept people south of the Mason-Dixon line!
-----------------
Is it the roar of Kumba or the kumba of Roar? Discuss!
+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...