Posted Thursday, February 28, 2002 5:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Stratosphere officials in Las Vegas are back before the city with plans for a shorter, 510-foot hook-shaped roller coaster. The ride would cross the street at 93 mph and climb another 325-foot tower. The new proposal will be handled by the planning commission then sent to council in April. The resort withdrew its plans in November when it was apparent that council would reject the plans for the larger ride.
Read more from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Quote from Ben Contin in afformentioned article "Nobody wants to live in the shadow of a carnival ride."
All I have to say to that is I DO...I DO!!!!!!!!! ;) But then again I am a thrillride junkie. I hope I have enough land eventually when I buy a house and would be able to get permission to build myself a backyard coaster.-----------------Now open Zero-G Thrills, an all new Coaster and Amusement Park Photos site http://zerogthrills.topcities.com/index.html
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For instance specifically what Mamoosh just said.
I just stayed on the 24th floor of the Stratosphere Hotel this last week for 4 days. My Room was facing away from the strip and yes there are a few appartments and houses but not many. I can understand there being a noise issue with this coaster but if that is the case they should have thought about it along time ago when they bought a house or appartment in this area.
For one this coaster I assume would be a lot like any other thillride in vegas and would not operate all night long. i believe they all shutdown at one in the morning on weekends and earlier during the week eleven or midnight. Second the stratosphere already has a coaster and an S&S that blares Viva Las Vegas evrerytime it runs at the top of the tower along with a very loud speaker to accompany the large video monitor that every 10 minutes prominately blares the sounds of someone hitting the jackpot on a slot machine(Very annoying while waiting for the bus) not to mention Speed with its loud LIM fires just a block down the strip at the Sahara. Third this residential area that is in question happens to be located in between the stratosphere at the end of the main strip and an interstate with the downtown area down the road on Vegas Blvd, and right next to that interstate happens to be a major Rail Road that Blares its horn as it passes every road as it passes each street on its way through Vegas at various hours in the middle of the night.
Before i visited Vegas I had heard someone say this is a quiet area of Vegas and believed it, However that is not the case this part of the strip is just as loud and the major point is this ride would probably not run through the middle of the night as does the train.
At least I dont call a vertical loop a "loopdie-loop"!
I've got a problem with some of your arguments.
Stratoshpere has been there less than 10 years and I bet those houses and apartments have been there a lot longer than that.
Yes, I know there are loudspeakers that blare Viva Las Vegas every few minutes at the top of the tower, but those things are over 1000 feet in the freakin' air. You can't tell me you can hear it or the rides at the bottom.
And, railroad tracks running behind a neighborhood are a heck of alot different from a 300 foot tower with a car running about 90 mph. Nonetheless, I can sympathize with both sides of the argument on this issue. It will be interesting to see the outcome. I really doubt that this thing ever sees the light of day.
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Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?
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Over 400 is Terra but we don't call S:TE a Terra Coaster.
If built as rumored to over 400 feet the Coaster at Hiede Park will be the first Terra Coaster. Although I have heard now that the planned height is under 400 feet. We'll have to wait and see beuase its all rumors and speculations at this point.
Does CCI know how to make a bad coaster?
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