Las vegas roller coaster's

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 6:51 PM
i'm going to las vegas next week and i was thinking if somebody would tell me what is the best roller coaster in vegas?
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 7:02 PM
All of them have they're own little quirks that make them pretty good, except Manhattan Express.

Manhattan Express: I really didn't like anything about this coaster. Rough, nothing that exciting about it, really just a coaster that's actually pretty bad. Unless you're a credit whore, stay away from this one. Really isn't worth the money.

High Roller: A pretty bland design, but the fact that it's 1000(?) feet in the air makes it a really great thrill. Simply because of the height of the Stratosphere Tower I would try and ride most of the rides up there.

Canyon Blaster: Actually a decent coaster. It was pretty smooth when I was there, and I thought that it was decent, since it is built indoors, which limits the space. Get at least one ride on this one.

Speed: My personal favorite of the Vegas coasters. I loved the launch out of the tunnel, and the loop. The return part of the ride is a little bland though. Probably the best of the bunch (my opinion).

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 7:21 PM
This would be the perfect thread to look at. :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 7:38 PM

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 7:40 PM
wheres these rides at in vegas

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 8:18 PM



Wednesday, November 16, 2005 9:07 PM
Three words:

Speed:The Ride!


The rest are bleh, but don't forget to do Xscream and Insanity!


Thursday, November 17, 2005 9:32 AM
I was in Vegas last October and I was only able to ride Manhattan Express. I agree completely with the overall opinion here. This ride is way too rough. Bangs the heck out of you. Definitely not recommended, especially when you have to pay around $15 for a ride. Speed wasn't running when I was there.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 9:46 AM
I really like the one on top of the Holiday Inn Boardwalk.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 10:24 AM
Best Coaster In Vegas, millrace!


Thursday, November 17, 2005 12:08 PM
What Gonch said...

Thursday, November 17, 2005 12:48 PM
LOL millrace, the ONLY wooden coaster in Vegas! :)
Thursday, November 17, 2005 1:25 PM
I say we lobby to have it included in Mitch's poll. :)
Thursday, November 17, 2005 1:28 PM
Too bad it is getting demolished :(.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 1:31 PM
It is? Actually, I'm surprised it is still there at all. I don't expect things in Vegas (or as James Kunstler says: "Utopia of Clowns") to stay the same for very long.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 2:05 PM
MGM Mirage owns the Boardwalk. They're going to tear it down for a new hotel and condo project. Today is the last day for the Westward Ho casino.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 2:26 PM
What I really like about that (more than the fake wooden coaster) is that there is a real Eli Ferris wheel there, not some fake imitation. Nevermind the fact that it doesn't operate, at least it's real...
Thursday, November 17, 2005 2:49 PM
Has it been changed at some point during the last 7 years? That's when I saw it (even stayed there as I needed a cheap place to stay when I passing through), and I remember the coaster looking much different than it does in a picture I just saw and ferris wheel looked fake.

Maybe that's just 7 years of fading memories.

Thursday, November 17, 2005 11:08 PM
The Eli wheel looked real to me last July. I took a pretty good look at it during the day.
Friday, November 18, 2005 3:04 AM
And speaking of that wooden coaster facade...

Does anyone know why there isn't or has ever been a wooden coaster in Vegas? Is it too high a maintenance nightmare? Some have said it's the heat factor, but I don't buy that since they could build it indoors. The theming could be spectacular though.

Now this has me thinking that there could be a steel coaster, similar to Thunder Dolphin in Japan, blended in a themed resort area. Imagine a coaster integrated within the architecture threading through tall buildings, diving into waterfall like abyss', spiraling down a statue, etc, etc. There's so much they could do.

Why is it, that in a city that makes so much money maintaining a coaster is almost nonexistent or too difficult? I read and hear a lot about coasters constantly being down in Vegas, and I wonder why that happens so much? And the charge to ride continually rises fiercely. So, it can't be maintenance costs.

Now I think I see why they don't have a wooden coaster. Maybe it's a blessing to say, 'what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas'.


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