Stratosphere announces Insanity

Posted Thursday, November 18, 2004 6:28 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Stratosphere has formally announced that its new ride will be called Insanity. The ride will swing riders 64 feet over the edge of the observation deck about a thousand feet above the street.

Read more from KVBC/Las Vegas.

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Thursday, November 18, 2004 6:42 AM
X-Scream was sick... this will be sicker. I cannot wait!
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Thursday, November 18, 2004 7:37 AM
Something else to put on the "to-do" list for my May '05 trip..

Jerry

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Thursday, November 18, 2004 8:19 AM
X-Scream and Insanity look to be the only rides I zero interest of riding. Those rides look absolutly insane. Almost like something you'd see in the movies.
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Thursday, November 18, 2004 9:14 AM
Which is exactly the reason I want to ride it!
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Thursday, November 18, 2004 9:48 AM
I was in Vegas about a month ago. I received a free pass to the top of the tower so I went up to check out the rides. I ride everything and anything, but being up there on top of that tower watching those rides completely freaked me out. I couldn't even imagine riding High Roller. And now this !! oh man.
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Thursday, November 18, 2004 10:28 AM
The article said that it was going to be airlifted to the top of the tower in January and would open a few weeks after that - I just hope it is open for my end of feb. trip.
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Thursday, November 18, 2004 11:25 AM
I loved X-Scream and look forward to this new ride.

I wonder if Insantity will be able to operate with different programs like X-Scream. What freaked me out about X-Scream was the different programs. The first time I rode it was pretty creppy as the program offered a whole lot of bouncing. The times after that were more tame but offered more see-saw action.

-Sean

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Thursday, November 18, 2004 11:35 AM
X-Scream was the coolest yet scariest ride I have ever done, going "over the edge" was intense, my wife couldn't watch me ride it, I went at night so looking over the edge made it even better, my ride last week was bouncing but also see-sawed back and forth, I can't wait for Insanity. I was actually teasing my wife telling her the new ride should be called "Do you feel lucky"
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Thursday, November 18, 2004 11:45 AM
Good idea for a name!!! ;)
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Thursday, November 18, 2004 11:51 AM
X-Scream was cool and this should be as well. Isn't this "officially" supposed to be the last ride they put up there because of space reasons? I thought I remembered reading that somewhere. Then again, if there is money to be made, they will probably find a way.
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Thursday, November 18, 2004 12:56 PM
I thought this ride was announced a year ago?
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Thursday, November 18, 2004 1:08 PM
Not annouced as much as proposed - that was back in April.
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Thursday, November 18, 2004 4:52 PM
who makes this ride? is it interactive rides, inc.?
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Thursday, November 18, 2004 8:22 PM
^ Yes.
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Thursday, November 18, 2004 8:37 PM

Pale Rider said,

X-Scream was cool and this should be as well. Isn't this "officially" supposed to be the last ride they put up there because of space reasons? I thought I remembered reading that somewhere. Then again, if there is money to be made, they will probably find a way.


This better not be the last ride they put up there. I am still waiting for a Sky coaster and a pin you against the wall ride to be up their. That's when I will be impressed.

Imagine just like I said about this before in a different topic. A ride where its you the wall and the ground spinnig. Or a sky coaster a 1000 feet in the air.

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Thursday, November 18, 2004 8:48 PM
Yep, can't wait for Vegas in March! This is the final decision-maker right here!

Holy ****!

-Tina

<------who LUSTS heights.

*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN 11/18/2004 8:48:48 PM ***

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Thursday, November 18, 2004 9:01 PM
Holy schnikees! That loks un be liev a ble. I typically don't like "spinning" rides, but this one may force me to try it out.

Strange thing is, I've been to Vegas numerous times, but never seem to make my way to the Strat. I've been there right when it opened, but never since. I must admit that gambling and bebochery take most of my time in Vegas, coasters and rides like this take a back seat for me when I'm in Sin City. X-Scream didn't grab my attention enough to give it a ride, but this ride, however, will probably force me back up the tower. Too bad my next trip is only a month away!

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Thursday, November 18, 2004 9:51 PM
A spinning ride 1000 feet in the air ... Is anybody else wondering how large of an area below this will be needed to protect innocent bystanders from the inevitable "protein spills"?
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Friday, November 19, 2004 2:13 AM
They should be ok, so long as they clearly mark a "Splash Zone".
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