Desperately seeking Desperado.

Tuesday, November 12, 2002 4:02 PM
I leave next week for a Vegas trip with a Minnesota radio morning show. I will not have a car but I want to ride Desperado. Does anybody have any info on how to get to Buffalo Bob's from the Vegas strip? I don't want to spend the night at the resort I just want a ride on this coaster.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 4:12 PM
You could take a cab but that'll cost you and arm and a leg. The only thing in between vegas and Primm is about 30 miles of absulutely nothing ;) So unless you have a car you're pretty much screwed! Just take a few more laps on speed and big shot.

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WOOD: It does a body good.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 4:13 PM

First off it's Buffalo Bills. Second you should call ahead to see if it's running, I've been out there twice and both times it wasn't running(one was because it was to windy) As for getting there without a car i'm totally stumped if i think of something I'll post it :)

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 4:14 PM
I would not be surprised to see a shuttle from the airport in Las Vegas out to Buffalo Bill's in Primm. Maybe you ought to look into that.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 4:15 PM
There's a shopper's shuttle that leaves from the MGM Grand (if I remember right) to the outlet mall by Buffalo Bill's (not Bob's, LOL). The only drawback is that you might have to be a guest there but there's no harm in asking. There also used to be bus transportation from the Vacation Village at the end of the strip. I used it a couple of years ago to get to Buffalo Bill's for an overnight stay. The Vacation Village has since closed so they may have moved the stop elsewhere. Try calling Coach USA when you get to Las Vegas. A taxi cab to and from Primm would be very expensive and, IMHO, not worth the cost to just ride Desperado.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 4:18 PM
Or don't deal with the hassle and just stay in vegas! The credit can wait trust me!!!

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WOOD: It does a body good.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 5:02 PM

See http://www.primmvalley.com/pages/pvr_contact_faq.asp

notice the first FAQ is:
Does PRIMM VALLEY RESORTS provide transportation to and from the airport?
No, not on a regularly scheduled basis. Taxis are available 24 hours a day. PRIMM VALLEY RESORTS is located 35 miles south of McCarran International Airport on Interstate 15.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 5:22 PM
LOL. Someone that actually wants to ride this thing. Let me tell you, this is one horrible rib breaking POS in a good attractive disguise. Painful all the way through. I've ridden looping OTSR Togos that weren't as bad as this thing. The most disappointing ride I've come across next to The Villain. You might as well go the extra mile (literally) north to Vegas and dish out the money on the real Nevadan thrills like The Big Shot, Canyon Blaster, Manhattan Express, and Speed The Ride --- didn't really like that one as much as the other three...
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 5:27 PM
I beleive that Desperado is a superb coaster, befroe I get attacked here my reasoning... It is has a good side, a VERY good side and that is the very last car, it is silky glass smooth, instead of being brain rattlingly rough like all the other seats the last car is intense fun, and provides some great longlasting ejector air on a couple of the elevated bunny hills. All the other seats besides the last car are ok but to rough the back car is ecstacy.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 5:29 PM

Speed: The Ride is the king of Las Vegas thrills, so I'd do it first before any of the others.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 6:19 PM

I have taken the bus to Primm and Desperado is well worth it. Call first as they close it due to high winds, which are not uncommon in the middle of nowhere.

The bus departs from NYNY. MGM and NYNY guests can take it for free. If not, you pay about $10. (You can try and get someone to give you their room key for a second and flash it when you sign up 'cus they really don't check)

The bus drops you off and will pick you up 4 hours later, or you can catch a later bus 8 hours later.

There is also some decent shopping at the factory outlet mall and the slots are quite loose.

It's worth the trip just for the setting... the middle of the desert riding a coaster.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 2:04 AM
A few years ago we took the shuttle from MGM to Primm. We weren't guests at MGM but we found a free coupon in their coupon book they were giving out at MGM. Well worth the trip, even though Desperado beat me up pretty bad. The outlet mall there is pretty good too.....
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 2:36 AM
The bus goes from the MGM to the outlet mall which is next door, I think 3 x a day the number you to to call is 1-888-424-6898
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 4:28 AM
And then once at the outlet mall you can take a free monorail across the Interstate.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 7:44 AM

They also have an enormously cool shoot-em-up log flume (that's RIGHT, an interactive flume...too cool, I scored 20), a mega-movie motion simulator with about 8-10 ride options, an S&S tower (apparently no staff for it, but the ride IS there and will run if you can find someone to run it), and a regular movie theater. If you go after 3 (?), the POP even gets downright reasonable....

bill, who loved seeing "the shop" before Despy's station...complete with a train torn down for parts...Despy IS a better ride in the back, but "good".....well, as they say, your mileage MAY vary....

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