What i'm wondering is how much more crap they can fit on top of that thing. Do you all think they planned on adding all these things over the years when the Statosphere was in the design phase? Or this stuff is just coming cause they're increasing in popularity?
A bit of both, I'd say. I assume they had an idea that they would add more rides if the 2 they started out with were popular, and with Interactive offering decent flats at the right price that can fit up there, I'm sure they'll put as many as possible.
I really think that they need to keep adding rides to the tower because the hotel is doing so poorly. Of all the hotels on the strip, the Stratosphere is one of the most underperforming of them all. I think some of it has to do with it's location at the very end of the strip and almost into the seedier areas of downtown Las Vegas.
As for my experiences at the Stratosphere, I didn't ride anything. I really didn't have a choice, as there were wind advisories that day, however, I wouldn't have ridden had the rides been open. The moment I walked out on the outdoor observation deck, I looked up at the coaster track above me and got instant vertigo. I was immediately plastered to the wall and inching my way back to the door to get back in.
ProgRay said: So Jeff, the Bonanza Gift Shop, Del-Mar Hourly Rate Motel, and the Pawn Shop with the walk-up window aren't enough to get you back to that area? ;)
You read my mind!
Actually, with all of the off-strip stuff that has been on TV in the last year or so, I think it's worth looking around. The Palms has been on Real World and Celebrity Poker Challenge, and I kind of like how low-key Green Valley Ranch is (on Discovery's American Casino).
I think some of it has to do with it's location at the very end of the strip and almost into the seedier areas of downtown Las Vegas. <--(This was supposed to be quoted, it didn't work though.) -----------------------
Your telling me! Haha, $1 dollar strip shows in individual boxes almost right across the street from the Strat. I haven't been on X Scream yet, but will surely pay the $ just to try it once...its very similar to G* Skate @ Knotts isn't it?
I guess I'm one of the lucky ones, heights more fascinate me than terrify me.
I agree with Jeff though, I'm not a fan of the loudness of the High ROller inside the Observation area. *** Edited 10/25/2004 11:24:08 PM UTC by ziggyziggmuff***