Stratosphere faces residents opposed to giant coaster in Vegas

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2001 4:45 AM | Contributed by Sampleman7

Stratosphere officials have spent six figures working with Arrow to see if it's feasible to build a coaster on the Las Vegas structure. They intend to pitch their plan to the planning commission despite opposition from surrounding residents.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 5:34 AM
Check this  this has a drawing of what the ride would look like!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 5:40 AM
I really want to see it happen. I am going back in at least a year, and would love to ride this thing. Hopefully it is passed, and contstruction would start immediately.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 5:46 AM
This has been in the rumor mill for ages....I think it is Stratosphere's last hope to revive the fallen-from-favor resort. Personally, I think it's an excellent plan, but then again, I don't live near the hotel.

Does anyone else see a trend here with the NIMBY folks? If you don't like it, move.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 5:51 AM
Same here!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 5:53 AM
Holy snikees ! Batman ,now thats a doosy!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 5:59 AM
Give me a break.  The neighbors are worried about their houses being unsellable because of a roller coaster....yet they live next to casinos with gaudy flashing lights, 24-hour revelry, drinking, legal prostitution..... people are so dumb.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:04 AM
Some of you are asking a lot of the neighbors. Imagine you bought an expensive home and then someone wants to build a 750ft. tall roller coaster in your backyard. That's what I would call an eyesore based on the drawing, something Las Vegas is very good at. The neighbors don't want to live near a loud amusement park ride that will probably drop their property values. Can you blame them?
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:10 AM
I would love it in my back yard!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:25 AM
Just build on the west end of the tower enough said
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:26 AM
if i lived there, i wouldnt mind the noise

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:33 AM
Yeah, you'd all love to have it in your backyard until you realize that you won't get crap for your house if you try to sell it.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:35 AM
things change and you have to but up with it or get out! they could always sell, everything changes as time goes on - nothing stays the same


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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:45 AM
LOL!   Have any of you seen the area surrounding the Stratosphere tower?  This has got to be a joke...
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:55 AM
Will this coaster top the king Millennium Force and Steel Dragon 2000. Will it break the 400 foot mark with a elevator cable lift system, I personaly dont think it will happen but if it does it will make my day you can bet I will be driving from Minnesota to ride it!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:06 AM
Hey there are always going to be people who complain. It's just part of life so thats why the fill the rails with sand or foam I think. This way everyone is happy.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:32 AM
I agree with Jeff on this one.  It would make the houses very hard to sell if they can not find a way to reduce the noise somehow.  If that can be done, the people would probably not be so worried about their houses.  On the otherhand, anyone who has been to Las Vegas knows that their is enough noise from Hotels, Casinos, and everything else.  In that aspect, the noise shouldn't even be a concern.  I have been to the Stratosphere and the one that said you hear someone screaming every 15 minutes is crazy I think.  You only hear some screams while on top of the tower, I have never heard anything while at the base on the Strip.  I could be wrong since I do not live there, but all the times I have been there, I never have. 

Also, does this not sound like the SFWoA problem too?  It seems to be a major concern everywhere.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:38 AM
The neighborhood in question is a nice one.  If it weren't for the tower, you would not be able to tell you were in Vegas. 

BUT... If it weren't for the new thrills, and wacky inovations of resorts in town, the city wouldn't be a prosperous as it is today.  LV needs a new wave of "newness" to attract tourists.  The scale of this project could start another building boom.

Also, they can't build on the west side, cause there isn't room, they don't own enough land, and they lost a battle to take it over eminant domain a few years ago.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:43 AM
to DragonCyrs,

Yes, you can hear the screaming.  When I worked at Circus Circus, our woredrobe building is about the same distance away from the tower, if not farther, and you really can hear it.  So much so, you can here the coaster rolling, and the compression-release from the bigshot. You can't hear it on the strip because of the traffic.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:48 AM
Wow, what a coaster! Can't wait for this thing to be built!
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