I agree on Canyon Blaster which is surprising. I normally don't like arrow loopers. That area of the strip is a total dump and quite inaccessible due to the lack of a nearby monorail station.
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That was a long walk! lol
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I also say Speed is rather underrated. It's great. Not much to it, but fun nonetheless. I'm also a big fan of Desperado at Buffalo Bill's, call me crazy, but I can ride that all day. Fast and crazy, it has its rough spots, but in general, a good ride. Make the drive.
The rest are skipable, IMO.
Pass da' sizzrup, bro!
On the plus side, after all this screwing around, our intended train had left so we got to sit in front on the next one. It's possible I was too busy being pissed about the 50-cent cell phone locker to enjoy the ride, but regardless I didn't think much of it. A coaster that rough needs some speed or semblance of thrill to make up for it, and Manhattan Express doesn't deliver... IMHO.
Got the credit, will probably never ride it again.
Go in, get your credits, get out.
I guess you could say that last phrase about all of the strip coasters.
My Vegas standings:
2. Desperado (If you can get out to Buffalo Bill's)
4. That POS at NY, NY
Just wait a while. Knowing Vegas the north end of the strip will revitallize as the south falls apart. Just give it another 5 years.
Thanks for another great season, VF!
Speed is okay. Whatever they call the coaster at NY NY now is no longer painful, which exposes the ugly truth that's it's a mind-numbing bore. I'm still kicking myself over missing CB.
I'd much rather spend a couple hours in a hot tub with a good yard at my side than ride the coasters in Vegas. But that's just me.
NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.
Speed I like alot, surprising to me - probably because the backwards travel doesn't involve any headbanging.
Interesting to see 'Playa's take on the "new and improved trains" on ME...his might be the most positive take I've heard about the ride since the new trains debuted. ;)
With Frontier and Stardust gone, the empty lot across from Sahara, all the crappy little stores between Wynn and Riviera, more empty lots and parking garages, that whole half of the strip just kind of blows. The couple blocks between Stratosphere and Saharah are also shady.
The real dodgy part is the stretch between Stratosphere & Freemont St. Then there's Freemont St. itself. Stay to the front where the canopy is, and it's great. Wander to the back alleys, and it's like a different world. I have stayed at Golden Nugget, that was surprisingly nice. I have also stayed at Union Plaza, that was horrible.
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Pass da' sizzrup, bro!
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