Is Las Vegas too hot?

Sunday, February 24, 2002 5:25 PM
There was a rumour a while ago for a SF park to be built there. Someone said it's a bad idea as it's too hot in summer for that.

BTW, a name suggested was 'Six Flags High Stakes.' ;)

As for coasters being out, there's nothing stopping the hotels from designing an adult themed coaster. :)

Sunday, February 24, 2002 5:43 PM
I did not find it that hot at all, and it was about 110 when I was there. With virtually no humidity you don't get that sticky feeling. I'd rather take 110 degree temps with 2% humidity in Vegas over 90 degree temps with 85% humidity here.

Also there is Castle's and Coasters by Phoenix, which is probably hotter and drier than Vegas. (I'd still rather live in Phoenix than Cleveland ;))

Sunday, February 24, 2002 5:46 PM
I got to say that we probably lucked out when we went in the middle of the summer cause it was only in the 90's but it really didn't feel that warm.  There are so many things you can do to cool off and there are several water shows and air conditioning outside like on the people mover into Caesar's Palace.  The heat really didn't take away from anything it was great!
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Sunday, February 24, 2002 5:47 PM
Wouldnt it be just as hot if not hotter in Texas..or Georgia..or California?  I think so.  I remember when I lived in San Diego, it reached close to 120 degrees.    And I can only imagine Texas and Georgia.

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Sunday, February 24, 2002 7:11 PM
LOL Joe E!   I was born in Cleveland and now live in Phoenix. For my summer vacation this year and last I am going to : CLEVELAND. :)

As far as temps and climate go, Phoenix and Vegas are very much the same. Very HOT, but mostly DRY. It may not "feel" as uncomfortable as a lower temp with higher humidity, but the cases of sunstroke and heat exhaustion are far more common.

As far as average temps go: 
 Houston temps are aroun 92degrees in mid-summer
Atlanta averages about 88 degrees in mid-summer
Tamp Bay averages 91
Phoenix average is 106
Vegas is also 106
Los Angeles = 75 degrees
San Diego = 77

Although you may remember a particular incident when it was much hotter in a certain city, that is NOT the norm. The norm in a desert city such as Vegas or Phoenix is 106 meaning a "cool" day is 100 and a "hot" day is 115. Temps in June are in the 110-120 range, then "monsoon" season starts, where the temp is lowered to 100-105 but the humidity rises and evening thunderstorms pop up out of nowhere.

The biggest difference is that a city such as Los Angeles has an average high of 75 in the summer and and average high of 65 in the winter, meaning it is very temperate Year-Round. Seattle is also very temperate year-round (40's in winter and 60's in summer). Vegas and Phoenix have nice weather roughly October to April. Most other US cities experience their temperate climate during summer months, when schools are out.

According to a San Diego Weather Resourse ( ), there have been only 3 days since 1980 in which the record high temperature was over 100 degrees. The highest EVER recorded temp in San Diego was 111 in 1965.
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*** This post was edited by LoadedG on 2/25/2002. ***

Sunday, February 24, 2002 10:03 PM
Atlanta usually averages mid-90s in the summer, but luckily the past summer or two have been mild.

I can say that the humidty makes it much worse here in Georgia... sometimes its downright opressing!

Tuesday, February 26, 2002 8:01 AM
A large theme park would make a killing in Vegas! Sure, it's warm, but it's not as bad as the 95 degree 90% humidity midwest days. Even if it was considered "too hot," just add a bunch of water rides and drink stalls. Can you imagine the profit from soda and bottled water alone? Yikes.
Tuesday, February 26, 2002 9:46 AM
If you want humidity, go work rim runner chute inside the adventuredome. Being 70 feet in the air underneath glass with lots of water around you isnt a comfortable working experience.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 11:50 AM
I was in Vegas in August one time and it was close to 110 degrees. Humidity or no humidity, 110 degrees is HOT!!!!!! Granted you don't sweat that much, but the heat is almost unbearable. I can't imagine standing in a queue line for one hour plus. Give me the pool. Now, if the park opened later in the day and was open past midnight, then you have my attention.

Keep in mind that MGM Adventures (a theme park behind the MGM hotel) did not do that well. I'm not sure if it is still open or not.

*** This post was edited by Martling on 2/26/2002. ***

Wednesday, February 27, 2002 11:33 AM
I work at MGM Grand Adventures (now called The Park). Our last summer season (2000) wasnt bad as most operating days we had lots of people. The problem lied in the fact that upper management didnt want to pump more money into the park. Trust me the water rides had lines of 30 minutes on normal days.

As a result we are just open for private parties and the like. I still enjoy working their and I miss the good ole days of working 10 and 12 hour shifts!

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