Wednesday, February 9, 2005 6:52 PM
They finally got the new ride Insanity up on top of the Stratosphere Tower this morning. It only took about 30 minutes to get the four pieces up there.
They mentioned on the news that the opening will be March 10th...I guess they moved it back from the 3rd due to the delay in getting it up there. *** Edited 2/10/2005 8:58:33 PM UTC by haiderodes***
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 6:57 PM
I still think I'm going to have to stock up on bravery pills to ride that thing. Maybe it won't look so bad when I see it in action but right now it looks flat out terrifying just because of the height with nothing below.
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 7:23 PM
Lets put some Flying Scooters up there :)
Chris the Coaster Freak
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 9:14 PM
Umm, how bout no? ;) With the wind up there, can you imagine what kind of snaps you could get ;)?
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 9:44 PM
Well that just sucks. I guess I won't be riding it when I visit later this month. I didn't know that the opening had been pushed back until March anyway, so I guess it doesn't really affect my visit. The last I had heard was it was opening on the 21st or 22nd. I guess that was wrong. Don't know if I would have had the courage to ride it anyway, but with the amount of "liquid courage" flowing in Vegas I might have been talked into it. Oh well, there's always next time.
Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:34 AM
Oh geez...can you imagine someone riding with liquid courage and getting sick on that thing?
Thursday, February 10, 2005 2:58 AM
What's the difference between somebody having a buzz and somebody after a buffet. I have a strong stomach and have never lost my lunch from a ride, no matter how much liquid courage I might have. What about a person with a week stomach, or a little kid full of sweets. There are plenty of reasons why somebody could throw up during or after a ride and I have a feeling that alcohol is towards the bottom of that list. If somebody was so wasted that it would affect them during the ride I'd hope the ride-ops would spot the problem before they even got on the ride. All I'm talking about is a little buzz, which I'll have basically the entire time I'm in Vegas anyway.
But it all does beg the question of what lies 900 feet below where the ride is and is any kind of splash guard being installed.
Thursday, February 10, 2005 7:02 AM
Anyone aware if there'll be a soft opening before the official date?
Thursday, February 10, 2005 11:40 AM
Charles Nungester said:
Lets put some Flying Scooters up there
Wow. That's the best idea I have EVER heard. The very thought sends ice-cold shivers down my spine!
Thursday, February 10, 2005 11:59 AM
That would probably cut back on the snapping!
Sunday, February 13, 2005 4:01 AM
Well what do you know.....that's the day I will be there. :-)
I can't wait!
Sunday, February 13, 2005 4:12 PM
Speaking of insanity....WHAT are you doing posting at 4am, LOL...:)
See, if it was me, I'd know I just stayed up too late...;)
Sunday, February 13, 2005 4:22 PM
Not everyone is in the same time zone...
Sunday, February 13, 2005 4:39 PM
LOL, RB, I know YOU aren't in my time zone, or even CLOSE (;)), but Tina IS in my time zone...
Looking forward, a LOT, to getting over to those European time zones as soon as feasible, though...:)
bill, wonders why THE ride UK peeps visiting FL want to talk about at BPPB is an Arrow hyper, when there's SUCH an awesome selection at that park....I just MAY need three days there...or more...:)
Sunday, February 13, 2005 4:43 PM
Incidentalist said:But it all does beg the question of what lies 900 feet below where the ride is and is any kind of splash guard being installed.
I would imagine that if someone vomitted from that height (as long as it wasn't in huge chunks), that it would be a lite mist by the time it reached the ground.
Not trying to sound too gross, but most crane operators that build sky-scrapers urinate off the side and no one ever knows.
"Hey mom, is it raining?"
Sunday, February 13, 2005 4:54 PM
Dang, so many jokes spring to mind from that statement. LOL
"Well, the forecast did call for......" *** Edited 2/13/2005 9:56:56 PM UTC by DWeaver***
Sunday, February 13, 2005 11:32 PM
I was told never to eat yellow snow, but I don't remember my parents ever mentioning yellow rain...
Monday, February 14, 2005 1:05 AM
Even though I asked the question I think I know the answer. Doesn't the casino portion of the Strat. occupy all the ground level property beneath the tower and the ride? So the roof of the Strat. casino might end up being a really disgusting piece of real estate, not that anyone will ever see it.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 12:25 AM
The area directly below this new ride is Las Vegas Blvd...aka the Strip.