On my last trip to Las Vegas in April, my buddies and I were were stuck on X-Scream for nearly 20, nothing close to the 90 mins by this group. We were stuck due to the fact that the operators didn't seem to know what they were doing even before we started. The girl in the booth kept signaling to the two guys on the platform with us to come to her for some reason. One guy went and the guy that was still on the platform stayed until the ride started. That didn't seem right but the ride continued until after the final surprise plunge and didn't return for a while. That truely is a scary position to be in if your in the front because the only thing you can focus on is that swimming pool right below you nearly a 1000 feet down.
From one who still gets the heebiejeebies from riding Drop Zone, there was/is little chance I'm going to ride either X-Scream or Insanity. Now that both have stranded riders, the chances are down to zero. I just don't think this old heart could take it.
coasterqueenTRN said: ^Me too, Rob. The more turbulence the better, especially during a thunderstorm in a commuter plane. :-P
I'm envious. I think that other that plummeting 36000 feet to my certain death, turbulence is the next scariest thing in life for me. Even though I know that it is no more unusual that hitting pot holes on the Interstate, it is still unnerving for me. And to think I wanted ot be a pilot. Heh.
I was in Vegas last April. X-Scream at the end seemed to be a "puker" for me, right at the end of the ride, they raise you up and BAM throw you down. I knew I was going to lose my IHOP breakfast if I did that ride.
Insanity looked insane! I didn't do that one. I wanted to do it at night, but high winds shut down the rides that night. I thought that ride would have been awesome at night. My favorite ride in Vegas has to be Speed, that was AWESOME!