Las Vegas vote on Stratosphere delayed

Posted Friday, October 19, 2001 4:45 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Stratosphere officials requested that the Las Vegas City Council postpone its review of the proposed 740-foot roller coaster they want to build along side the tower. Local residents want it reviewed sooner.

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Friday, October 19, 2001 11:38 AM
good, i seriously dont want that monster to pass, its just too soon...
Friday, October 19, 2001 11:54 AM
I am all in favor of the proposed ride. It is the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. Anybody that lives that close to it needs to realize that they arent in an area that is going to be quiet by any means. LV is probably the noisiest 24-7 city in the world! Live with it or move. What it all comes down to is whether or not Stratosphere reps can grease more palms that the city folk. I say "yes".
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Friday, October 19, 2001 11:56 AM
themonkeymaster99---I see our Coaster Profiles are very similar, especially Castles n Coasters. I live in Phx. Do you?
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Friday, October 19, 2001 12:41 PM
monkeymaster, what do you mean its too soon?
Friday, October 19, 2001 1:15 PM
I think he was using sarcasm....

...I don't blame the tower protesting the whole thing only because they paid all this funding to get the project going and I dont think they will take no as an answer.

Friday, October 19, 2001 2:09 PM
I think it's too soon for a 740 foot roller coaster.  The industry can only grow so much in such little time.  If we come out with a ride like this now,(1) Many people may not be ready for it,(2) there would be little competition against it,(3) and how much further could the industry go after this.
Friday, October 19, 2001 2:31 PM
yeah, i do live in phoenix.  but i still think that arrow doesnt have the experience needed for such a ride, i mean, come on.  the tallest coaster they have made is like 225ft tall, and they wanna jump to almost 800ft?!?!? my god...

edit- and i didnt see what you said acrophobia, or else i would have quoted you, i feel the EXACT same way. i personally, would NOT go on this "coaster" until its been running for a couple years, we all know how safe the arrow prototypes are nowa-days, with X's trains almost snapping in half on TEST runs...

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Friday, October 19, 2001 6:03 PM
Arrow doesn't have the experience to build the Tower coaster?  Well, think about this for a few seconds.  Did B&M have the experience to build Iron Wolf?  Did Intamin have the experience to build a line of hypercoasters?  No.... none of these companies had any experience building these rides.  They believed in pushing the threshold.  If companies didn't want to offer new products for their consumers, we would be using the Apple IIe still to look at this site.  Will it work? I hope it does!  I have faith in Arrow and anyone who pushes the envelope further because those are the people who give us great coasters year after year.  Ok, I'll fall off my soap box now....{thud} =)
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Friday, October 19, 2001 7:45 PM
      Remember that X is a much more complicated concept then the fishook. You pull it up.... and drop it. I think Arrow can handle that.... hopefully. Though seriously I have complete trust in Arrow, X has its problems but so did Deja Vu and to me it was worth the wait. I'd say that X will be worth the wait too.         
Friday, October 19, 2001 8:01 PM
sfdl dude:  Ill be expecting a written apology in duplicate within 5 buisness days.  This project is totally feasable.  Youre telling me that with all the technology that exists today, a company cant make a 750 foot free fall ride?  Common.
Friday, October 19, 2001 10:59 PM
ok, i dont care about what intamin and B&M did, im talking about taking a 600ft high jump, not a 50ft jump and put the riders in a standing position, come on, that was a stupid example sheik...

but back to topic, this has the potential to kill the industry, there wont be as much as a competition because parks will know they cant beat it.  plus, the GP and maybe even us will be totally spoiled by it. thats like jumping on millennium force, then hopping on a kiddy coaster expecting the same thrill.  i mean, geez people, use your head and stop acting like 10yr olds thinking "wow, anything is possible, so im all for it".  and i have trust in arrow too, but not THAT much trust.   thats like pinfari or another small portable coaster company building a tera coaster, that would be a mighty big jump, dont'cha think?

Friday, October 19, 2001 11:02 PM
C'mon people...
I can't really understand why so much people don't want this coaster to happen...first of all, the one and only problem here is the noise this thing makes, but however, is Vegas, probably the noisiest city out there; How can someone expect quietness in Vegas???, that's insane, so I really want this project to be a reality. I think this is the only problem, cause that think that people don't think we're ready to take a 700+ ft. coaster is the dumbest thing ever...if is not in the Stratosphere it would be anywhere else, and that's for sure... And about if the ride is safe or not and if Arrow can take a coaster like that, I think it SHOULD be safe, and Arrow will know how to handle to make that coasters, if not, this project couldn't even exist, don't you think???
Saturday, October 20, 2001 1:27 AM
hey monkey, youre logic is a bit off.  To think that building a large coaster (thrill ride more like) would "kill the industry" makes absolutely no sense.  It really doesnt.   And again youre metaphor is a bit abstract as well.  Just because a coaster is taller doesnt necessarily make it any more thrilling than a smaller coaseter.   I'm all for this project.  And once I ride it I will not be ruined for other coasters and I dont expect to be any less thrilled the next time I ride Goliath.  I have been on  Space shot in vegas...It is the best thrill ride Ive ridden to date.  Its many times higher than Supreme Scream but that doesnt make the shorter SS any less enjoyable by any means.   You need to elaborate more to convince me.
Saturday, October 20, 2001 6:52 AM
Jeff's avatar Funny, monkeyman, if we followed your logic, we'd have no reason to visit Santa Claus, Indiana.

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Saturday, October 20, 2001 6:57 PM
Isn't it obvious that the ride will not get approved by the city?

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Sunday, October 21, 2001 10:07 AM
um.. no.... last time it only failed to pass by one vote... if they can change one person's mind then it will pass...
Sunday, October 21, 2001 3:12 PM
This coaster isn't going to change the industry. The car is enclosed. Without the wind in your face it will make a big difference, more like flying in a small plane than a coaster almost. It would be cool if they could take off the enclosure for special events, but it looks doubtful from the way the car was designed.



Monday, October 22, 2001 8:57 PM
Did the ride have to be enclosed for it to be that high and travel that fast?  It really does take something away from the experience.

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