Las Vegas Roller Coasters

Monday, September 16, 2002 7:20 PM

Sorry to start up a new thread, but I have a few more questions about some of the Las Vegas coasters and would greatly appreciate any responses.

Manhattan Express- I had another thread about this, but people cant seem to decide if the height requirement is 48" or 54".

Speed: The Ride- Anybody know the height requirement? The official site does not mention it. Also, any opinions on the coaster itself?

Lightning Bolt- Is this coaster still operating? If so, does anybody know the height requirement and cost (just for curiosity), and have any opinions?

High Roller- Anybody know the height requirement and have any opinions?

Desperado- How far is it from the Las Vegas Strip? What is the height requirement?

Lastly, do you guys have any opinions on the Adventuredome? Thanks for reading my long post.


Monday, September 16, 2002 7:37 PM

To clear up this whole height requirement about Manhatten Express, the minimum height requirement is 54", here is the link tells you that.

Speed: the Ride-height requirement is also 54"

Desperado and High Roller have a height requirement of 48"

Hope that helps have fun-D

*** This post was edited by DorneyDante on 9/16/2002. ***

Monday, September 16, 2002 8:06 PM

To answer the last two questions:

Buffalo Bill's is about 40 easy interstate highway miles from the strip. I think Desperado is well worth the trip.

The AdventureDome is an OK place if you're entertaining younger people. They've got a pretty good mix of rides, although it's not that big. I went just to ride Canyon Blaster, a good little Arrow looper. I think they offer a pay-per-ride and a ride-all-day

Oh, and Lighting Bolt is SBNO.

Big Shot is the best ride out there.

Without the chaindog, you'd never get up the lifthill...

Monday, September 16, 2002 8:15 PM
Just out of curiosity, how much do the above attractions cost? And where is that cost? Is it a seperate charge for all rides, and for every ride you take, or are there other options? Just wondering.
Tuesday, September 17, 2002 5:00 AM
CPLady's avatar

Speed, ME and Desperado are all at different casinos and each has it's own price. I haven't been out to Vegas in 3 years, so I have no pricing information (although someone did mention ME is $10).

The all day pass to the Adventure Dome is worth it if you have kids. You can walk around and look at the rides before purchasing any tickets. They have a sim ride that was a lot of fun.

Big Shot on the Strat is well worth the cost, but the coaster, High Roller, is only good for the visuals.

If you like Star Trek, Star Trek the Experience at the Hilton was great. The queue line has the entire ST timeline, and a ton of props from the TV series and movies. I enjoyed the queue area almost as much as the ride.

I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

Tuesday, September 17, 2002 5:21 AM
I was in Vegas 4 years ago and ME was $8.00 but it has gone up to $10, if you're flying and you fly with Suncountry, they offer a coupon book that gives you a buy one get one free discount on it though.


Tuesday, September 17, 2002 6:53 AM
last time i went there Speed was $8 for two consecutive rides.

for the Big Shot/High Roller you have to pay just to go up the tower then more for the rides (it was $13 for the tower and the Big Shot, rerides for $3) I'm not sure about that though...


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