Manhattan Express

Monday, September 16, 2002 6:08 AM
Does anyone know the height requirement for this coaster? I was thinking either 48" or 54" as we might be going to Las Vegas soon. Some kids going with us are only 52". One last thing, is this coaster rough? I've heard mixed reviews.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 6:16 AM

I believe the height requirement is less than 52" so I would think your young ones would be able to ride.

The coaster has OSTR's and there can be a bit of roughness in some of the inversions, but I don't think it's as bad as some people make it out to be. I thought it was a great coaster.

I would assume you'll also check out the themepark at Circus Circus, Speed: The ride (a launched coaster) and some of the great SIM rides at Luxor, Caesar's, and the LV Hilton.

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

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Monday, September 16, 2002 7:19 AM

I was a bit underwhelmed by Manhattan Express. It didn't quite succeed as either a hyper or an inverter. For me, it was a pretty strong head banger, though I've ridden worse.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 10:19 AM
The height requirement is 48" I believe. Its rough for those who are short as the restraints are right next to the ears. It's not THE roughest coaster in the world, but is ONE of them.

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"ok everyone go ahead and pull down on your shoulder restraint so you feel nice and stuck!"

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Monday, September 16, 2002 1:22 PM
I loved M.E. It didnt find it too rough, and i LOVED the little weird inversion thingy, whatever it's called. Better than Canyon Blaster!

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Women was god's second mistake.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 5:26 PM
No, the minimum height requirement for Manhattan Express is 54", I remember it clearly on a sign on the upper games level leading into its queue.
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Monday, September 16, 2002 7:48 PM
yes the height requirement is 54" to ride manhatten express
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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 12:21 AM

Well, ... it's really not worth it. Bumpy, boring, painful, ugly. It's really one of the worst coasters I've ever ridden. I gave it 2 trys, about 3 years apart. What were TOGO thinking. It may be OK to watch, but that's about it. I think it was $7 when I first rode it and like $10 the second time. Ouch!

But I loved King Kobra at PKI, why'd they get rid of that so fast...?

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 3:26 AM
Yup it was $10 bucks this year, and it's not that great of a ride. The only good thing was the twist and dive.

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Vekomember is from Holland, ishn't zaht veerd?

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002 5:03 PM
I enjoyed the ride, the restraints are very comfortable but it's not that rough to be honest. The second drop over the Hotel entrance and the twist and dive are the best elements of the ride, imo.

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Does this thing go faaaaaast!

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Thursday, September 19, 2002 11:11 AM

It was TWELVE bucks just two days ago, and even though the "twist and dive" is cool, I actually thought it worked better on Viper (SFGAdv). The upstops and road wheels need some tighter springs IMO, as the riders take some pretty jarring *hits*, esp. during the first drop. The best part of the coaster, other than the very cool helix finale, is when you get out at the station and yell "I survived!"....WAY too rough, mostly BAD trains I thought. On my second spin - free, thanks to Desperado....(damn you Buffalo Bill, lol)...I got a much better ride with a British enthusiast...Vegas was overrun by the "Redcoats"....made me wonder who really won the War of 1812, lol. After knowing the layout and the rough spots (whole ride), I managed to brace myself appropriately and still found it pretty painful...but at least more liveable....

bill (subliminal guy)....LOVED the whole Coney Island theme upstairs....here's to ALL the old parks of NYC, the original proving ground for coasters....

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Friday, September 20, 2002 8:48 PM
The "barrel roll dive" is one of the coolest elements I've experienced, but the ride gave me a headache. I've given it three tries, well spread apart and it always ends up being even worse than I recall. This is a rough, rattly rollercoaster that isn't worth $5, not to mention $10-$12! Spend your money on Speed & Canyon Blaster.

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I've traded in my 2000 Giovanola for a 2002 Arrow X4D :)
My other car is now an Arrow X4D!

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