On Thursday night, we made our way down to New York New York. After asking the man at the front desk where to go, he told us that it had been down the past week because of loose screws found.This would later prove to be a big lie, trying to scare us. We went thru the arcade, and arrived at the coaster. After paying $12.50 (frown), I was in the station, first car second row. We made our way our way out, and quickly started our way up the lift. The lift appeared high, I guess due to the size of the buildings surrounding it.
All and all, it was a good coaster with nice drops. It was fun going along the strip, although the coaster had a little bit of head banging. Rerides are $6.
I also checked out Speed or whatever it's called at Sahara. It looked too short (45 seconds) for my $10. I didn't get to check out Circus Circus, but had fun anyway. NyNy was my main objective to get to.
CP was amazing, going back next June to ride Maverick
Either way I am glad you enjoyed it. My one ride on Manhatten Express was enough for a lifetime for me.
Riding ME is like getting mugged. Once was enough.
Thats what you get out of a TOGO. I have never been out there but I have a feeling that I would ride it once for the coaster count credit and move on.
A day at the park is what you make it!
I'll stick with the $1.80 for Phoenix :)
I was expecting the worst on ME, but it was actually okay. Not too rough, but hardly smooth. It would definately be above some of the more painful rides I've encountered like Ninja at SFoG or any of the SLC's. The loop and the other inversion (hang 'n' dive?) were pretty fun, and the scenery was very cool at night. I had heard such awful things about it, I guess my expectations were way low, and the ride was better than that.
Speed was awesome, I must say. I got to ride twice because there was nobody else there and the ops were bored silly. Nice launch, turns, banking, inversion and then the second launch - woo! I am a launch ho anyway you slice it, so I was in nirvana.
The Stratosphere was pretty cool, with Big Shot totally taking the prize. I agree that the other three are tame, even at that height. Once you get over the initial shock of the height, they're pretty tame.
Circus Circus closes the Adventuredome at 6pm. My conference had me busy until 7 each night, so I never got the chance to ride Canyon Blaster. Stupid Circus Circus.
After all that, I found Las Vegas as a whole to be very meh. I guess since I'm not that into gambling, the city doesn't really have too much to offer for me...
When I was in town in August, I rode all the coasters in town. My personal favorite was Speed. For $25, we got a ride-all-day ticket plus a good photo. We rode it several times, but the night rides were the best.
A close second was Canyon Blaster at Adventuredome in Circus Circus. It was very smooth, and the tunnels and terrain-huggin curves really added a lot to the experience. For $6, it was also the cheapest.
The prices for many Vegas attractions are ridiculous but I believe Speed also has a ride-all-day wristband for something like 20 bucks, which is the price of two rides. The Dania Beach Hurricane is one of those bad deal/good deal coasters- one ride is $6 but the ride-all-day is $10. It never ceases to amaze me how many people buy tickets for TWO rides and then leave... go figure.
Saying that a ride on Manhattan Express is like getting mugged is putting it very nicely- I can think of a few more descriptions but they're not very clean!
- Aaron K
Riding ME is like getting mugged. Once was enough....
Jeff..that's called theming....the ride is set in NEW YORK ya' know.....LOL
I think the summer heat in Nevada doesn't do much for the coasters age (referring to Desperado growing rough as well). *** Edited 11/15/2005 9:02:32 PM UTC by SVLFever***
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