Posted Thursday, June 6, 2002 8:22 AM | Contributed by bigboy
A proposed thrill ride that pitted downtown residents against the Stratosphere was rejected unanimously Wednesday by the Las Vegas City Council, setting the stage for a legal battle. The council voted 6-0 to deny a site review plan for the 510-foot, 93 mph "amusement device" after saying the project would be unsightly and incompatible with the surrounding neighborhoods.
Read more from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Wow... 3/4 of the people there were in favor of the ride. That we had not heard before. In all the rhetoric between the two sides it sure isn't clear to me if council was really acting in the best interest of the city or not. Knowing how local municipalities go (I worked for two of them), I'm guessing not.
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Does anybody have a link to what this ride wouldve looked like at the IAAPA show?
Stop the lawyers, not the rides!
How unfortunate......I think this was a huge opportunity for the Stratosphere to compete with the higher-profile resorts by carving out a niche not yet fully realized in Vegas (in my opinion).....that of an amusement park with multiple world class thrill rides.
I'm waiting for the day when there's a Vegas casino mated to a true coaster park worth a whole day visit...unlike the current setup where a single coaster exists at some casinos....(albeit a couple are very good).
With that said, when you think about it, working capital to build these coasters drives increasing height and speed, and who's got more money than a Vegas casino? Sounds like a perpetual recipe for bigger and better coasters to me....
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What kind of in bred hick lives in Las Vegas?
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Actually I'm not a hick and im surely not an inbreed....
For those of you who dont know...most of what is considered Las Vegas isnt actually within the city limits. The majority of the "Las Vegas Strip" is actually in Clark County which has a separate commision. That is why the majority of our attractions lie in the county, easier to get approved!
The lawyer for the Stratosphere has tried to prove to both the planning commission and the city council that Las Vegas, the municipality, needs more attractions especially since the Tower sits right near the boundary at Sahara Ave.
That was the point that the Strat wanted to make. That area is not so fabulous, but the more money you pump in to it means the better it will eventually be. There are too many old people down there who are very stubborn. At the last planning commission meeting they were saying that there is no such thing as a quiet roller coaster..........I yelled at the TV, "B&M does it all the time and Intamin is doing it right now!"
Cry me a river stupid residents.
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This is the tower's second rejection is as many years. To use an aphorism, the odds are not in their favor. If the tower wastes its time with an expensive appeal process all that will happen is their lawyers will buy their children new Mercedes Benz and nothing resembling a new thrill ride will ever be built.
What the tower needs to do is grit their teeth, slowly pull out the stick that has been shoved up their ass, and consider a new plan for bringing thrill seekers to the tower. $20 million dollars will buy you a lot of coaster and it doesn't necessarily have to be record breaking. Clearly the other venues in Las Vegas have proven that.
Had this project gone through, it could have easily saved Arrow's butts for now. They've been in financial trouble before, and came out very strong with a wave of suspendeds, hypers and mega loopers.
Soon park benches will have seatbelts!
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This is the stupidest thing in the whole world! Let them build the frickin ride you stupid heads!
All they have to do is make it the most impressive coaster on the strip which is not tough with the whole 3 other than there's and one of them not even being a complete circuit. If they beat the other three, they'll draw the crowds, but I have a feeling that people will look at that hook and say, that ride may be tall, but it isn't worth the wait.
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I may love coasters but I sure as heck would not want one staring me in the face when I am barbecuing in my yard. If I wanted that , I would move next door to a park. These residents have a right to not want to hear screaming riders every 2 minutes plummeting down a hill.
I am willing to bet the majority of you on this news item that made immature statements and name calling about the residents, dont even own a house. Get back to us when you have real estate and can back up your gripe.
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