Desperado @ Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino, Primm, NV

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Monday, March 15, 2004 3:27 PM

*more Vegas notes coming soon :) *** Edited 3/23/2004 5:24:52 AM UTC by dawnmarie313***

Monday, March 15, 2004 3:28 PM
Monday, March 15, 2004 3:35 PM
30 mile drive
$7 ride ticket
one word review=ouch!
Monday, March 15, 2004 3:41 PM
I like it. More than the other Arrow hyper I've ridden (you know which one that is).

I like the first drop into the tunnel. I like the second long, gradual drop. I like the three huge bunny-hops. I like the indoor helix. I like being able to look down into the arcade while you're sitting on the train, waiting for the ride to start. Heck, I like the awesome selection of music games at that arcade.

And it feels like reclining on a feather pillow compared to Manhattan Express (which I also like). ;)

Monday, March 15, 2004 3:48 PM
That drop into the tunnel was pretty cool...I couldn't keep my hands up. :( I hate when I fall for the choppers. And yes, the arcade was way fun.
Monday, March 15, 2004 3:49 PM
I can only guess Den is referring to the old Steel Phantom, since Maggie CAN'T be ranked below Despy....or can it? ;)

If you want a GOOD Arrow hyper, just have Morgan *fix* one...:)

Monday, March 15, 2004 3:55 PM
Magnum.. I think at last count, I came up with about 456 individual trackweld bumps per lap. That or there about anyway.

Brian, who thinks it serves as a really fast and tall minetrain.

Monday, March 15, 2004 4:37 PM
Actually, I *was* referring to Magnum, and I forgot about Steel Phantom, which I also liked better than Magnum. ;)
Monday, March 15, 2004 9:55 PM
I was at Buffalo Bills last June. I purchased an unlimited ride ticket, but only rode Deperado 3 times. It hurt so bad tht I was bruised for days. I rode in the front, middle and back trying to find the most comfortable ride. None to be found. I was out there in 1998 and the ride was very smooth.
Monday, March 15, 2004 10:41 PM
Has anyone else had any problems with the ridiculous dispatch procedure they have here, where they won't send the train out until the entire thing is filled up. My wife and I were there in early Jan. and had to wait nearly a half hour in the cold until they finally sent us out. I could understand maybe waiting until half the train fills up or waiting a set amount of time before dispatching but this was ridiculous. BTW, I too thought that the ride was pretty rough. We only rode it in the back and thought that maybe it might have been smoother up front but it sounds like that isn't the case. *** Edited 3/16/2004 5:06:12 AM UTC by Pale Rider***
Monday, March 15, 2004 10:46 PM
It has not aged very gracefully, I'll say. I rode it in it's first year and it absolutely rocked! Rode it last year and noticed it wasn't smooth anymore.:( Oh well. But I will still take a ride whenever I'm in the area.
Monday, March 15, 2004 10:48 PM
LMAO Dawn. That's gotta be the best TR I've ever read. Guess we shouldn't be too disappointed Desperado was closed the day we there.
Monday, March 15, 2004 10:56 PM

Mamoosh said:

That's the funniest thing I've read all day. It must be your phrase of the off season.

Monday, March 15, 2004 11:07 PM
It's not my phrase, actually...come's from a TV show. And what off-season? I live in LA, we don't have an off-season ;)
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:04 AM
You just have off days from coasters. How sad, you don't have the joy about the season kicking in and park openings.


Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:06 AM
I wish I did, Ed! I'd love to live back east.


Tuesday, March 16, 2004 1:29 AM

Except for the weather.

On Topic: Desperado must be ridden like a bull to avoid kidney punches. Grab the bar between your legs and lean forward. YEEEEEHAAAWWW!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 10:25 AM
Pale Rider: Yes, when I was there in November, we waited in the train for nearly 20 minutes before they sent it out. However, NO MORE PEOPLE came to ride during those 20 minutes. Annoying.

Moosh: Wha' happen?

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 10:27 AM
WHAT?!!? does NOT come from just *any* TV show, it comes from one of the funniest TV shows in years....

Honestly, barring *cartoons* (Family Guy, Futurama, ATHF, Harvey Birdman), Chappelle's Show has left me in tears more than anything in the last few years...hysterical.

BUT....I have to ask.....did you get to ride that interactive log ouch, just PURE fun! :)

edit: After something THAT good, you need to find a loosey....;)
*** Edited 3/16/2004 3:28:46 PM UTC by rollergator***

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 2:03 PM
Please tell me Chappelle isn't taking credit for making up the phrase, "What?!?" Everyone in the world says that every day.

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