No wood in Nevada?

Sunday, August 5, 2001 6:12 PM
Why don't they have any woodies?
Sunday, August 5, 2001 6:19 PM
Why do you think Las Vegas is called "Sin City";)?
Well, I believe it is because no park/hotel wants one. If some park/hotel in Nevada wants one, they will get one built. Its called supply and demand, even though it should be demand and supply...Simple as that.
Life is like a coaster---You go up, down, turn-around, and upside-down...and then there's all that pressure on your head, too...
*** This post was edited by Mr. G-lix on 8/5/2001. ***
Monday, August 6, 2001 12:13 PM
Do they even have a coaster.
Monday, August 6, 2001 12:36 PM
Las Vegas has one of the highest concentrations of thrill rides in a 10 mile radius anywhere.

Heres a list of every ride in Las Vegas!:

Big Shot, High Roller, Sky Wheel, Bumper Cars

Speed: The Ride, Nascar Cyber Speedway

Adventuredome @ Circus Circus (major construction to begin at end of summer involving getting rid of the waterfall and lazer tag for more attractions):
Circus Carousel, Drifters, Inverter, Canyon Blaster, Rim Runner, Lazer Blast Laser Tag Arena, Imax Ridefilm Cineplex, Chaos, Thunderbirds, BC Bus, Roadrunners, Sand Pirate, Canyon Cars, MaxFlight

Theatres of Sensation

Caesar's Palace (Forum Shops):
Cinema Ride 3D, Race for Atlantis

The Park @ MGM Grand:
Grand Canyon Rapids, Lightning Bolt, Sky Screamer, Over the Edge, Carousel, Peddlin' Paddle Boats, Parisian Taxis, Red Baron

New York New York:
Manhattan Express

Magic Motion Machines

Luxor Imax Theatre, "In Search of the Obelisk", MaxFlight

plus about 45 minutes outside of town at Buffalo Bill's: Desperado, Turbo Drop, Adventure Canyon Log Ride, Ghost Town Cinemas, MaxFlight.

All of this just on ONE street Las Vegas Blvd. Dont forget we have family fun centers and places like Flyaway Indoor Skydiving, Wet N Wild Water Park, and Star Trek: The Experience.

Sorry I went on so long, but Im really defensive of the city I live in!

"ok everyone go ahead and pull down on your shoulder restraint so you feel nice and stuck!"
Monday, August 6, 2001 12:38 PM
Getting back to the question I have no idea why we dont have wood, it probably has to do with the heat and harsh changes in climate. I know for a matter of fact last summer at MGM they redid the "watering" system for Over the Edge log ride as most of it consists of wood and wood overlays. This allows the wood to not dry out and stay flexible.

"ok everyone go ahead and pull down on your shoulder restraint so you feel nice and stuck!"
Monday, August 6, 2001 12:40 PM
I have noticed that in the Las Vegas area, coasters are not maintained all that well, it's just not the priority(obviously). So perhaps the thinking is that steel is much easier to maintain than wood. There was a time when the world's largest wooden coaster was going to be built there. It never made it past talking stages.

I'd like a tall CCI out and back, and a grande nonfat Latte to go please! *** This post was edited by DWeaver on 8/6/2001. ***
Monday, August 6, 2001 2:45 PM
Doesn't Vegas have a wild mouse on top of of a building?
Rollercoasters are the secret of life!
Monday, August 6, 2001 2:57 PM
There is a fake wooden roller coaster and ferris wheel in front of the Holiday Inn on the strip!

When I was there over Memorial day, it seemed that every casino I went to on the strip had some sort of thrill ride or simulator...but no wooden coasters. As has been previously mentioned it is probably the dry heat. However I wonder if a woodie built indoor would work.

Vegas is a city of the future that doesn't seem to look to the past. Steel coasters seem to go much better with the lights and 1 arm bandits than woodies do.
Monday, August 6, 2001 2:58 PM

bigkirby said:
"Doesn't Vegas have a wild mouse on top of of a building?
Not that I know of.

Monday, August 6, 2001 3:02 PM
evryone is forgeting about the hyper Desperado which is only 20 minutes outside Vegas. Going on it in three weeks.
Monday, August 6, 2001 3:25 PM
bigkirby: It's not a wild mouse, it's a regular roller coster, it's atop the Startosphere tower. It's name is the High Roller I think.

The SFMM Salvi:
"Goliath Jr. looks to intense for me"
"I want to go on something more exciting than X"
Monday, August 6, 2001 3:37 PM
Personally I think that a woody will be coming to Lv soon due to many people prefer wooden coasters.

Las Vegas Rocks
Monday, August 6, 2001 3:43 PM
Yes the coaster on top of the Statosphere Tower is called High Roller. Not a fast or long ride but it kewl being that high in the air and looking down while you ride.

sethman baddboy metioned the Hyper coaster Desperado at Buffalo Bills. Nice ride seemed a little short to me
Tuesday, August 7, 2001 1:58 PM
Desperado is more than 20 minutes away. Try 45 and thats in good traffic.

"ok everyone go ahead and pull down on your shoulder restraint so you feel nice and stuck!"
Wednesday, August 8, 2001 4:07 PM
There are no wood coasters in Oregon either.At one time the lumber industry was one of the biggest in the nation.In fact ,a lot of the lumber used to build wood coasters came from Oregon.
Wednesday, August 8, 2001 5:20 PM
i thought the MGM park closed. I went there about 6 years a go and got stuck on their roller coaster, my only walk off experience and i dont remember it!

HurricaneGeauga- Just in case
Wednesday, August 8, 2001 6:28 PM
Cedar Point has the most thrill rides in a 10 mile radius.
Thursday, August 9, 2001 8:59 AM
Notice: i said ONE of the highest concentrations, not THE most.

As for MGM's theme park it is now called The Park at MGM and is only open for private functions and rentals.

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

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