Stratosphere Tower LV proposal

Tuesday, August 28, 2001 5:15 PM
There was a rumor a few months ago ( of a new coaster to be built at the Stratosphere. Well, here's a story, including a video report, about the proposal:

Looks like it wasn't just a rumor, but residents around the tower don't want it built.

Tuesday, August 28, 2001 5:20 PM
Oooh, I think im going back in April, so I hope its built. And about the residents, I wouldnt want to live in a city "that never sleeps." But I understand what they mean. I wouldnt mind having the fastest coaster down the street, just not living in Vegas.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:45 PM
that looks awesome!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:54 PM
There was something posted at Screamscape about it also.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:56 PM
I saw that on the news last night. Did you see the bridge thing for the track, it looks huge.

As you all may know that part of town isnt all that great.  I used to have to drive past that area at 2am when I worked at the Adventuredome. One word! SCARY! I think anything that can bring some life to that part of the "Strip" is great. BUT, its a case where the house came before the building, even though there has been some type of gaming/entertainment on that land since the late 60's.

Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:58 PM
These are the same people who complained when they built the Stratosphere. There's still signs up on one of the buildings behind the tower protesting the original construction. They were not sucessful on thir first attempt... let's hope they fail this time as well.

The day they have it running, I'm booking a flight.  

So many coasters - so little time.

Tuesday, August 28, 2001 7:30 PM
I want to ride that the day it opens!  It looks pure amazing.  I hope they build it and it proves very succesfull.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 7:54 PM
these people live in las vegas. home of prostitution and drugs and the got a problem with rollercoaster
Tuesday, August 28, 2001 8:33 PM
oh comon! these people moved to las vegas RIGHT NEXT TO A TOWER and lots of casinos, and they expect to not have any noise?
"we can handle the drunks, prostitutes and strippers, the constant 114 temperature, traffic, gamblers running around our kids... infact that is why we moved here... but a rollercoaster? nope... that would just be too much"
i swear if they keep this thing from being built im gonna go up and kill one of them
geez! they dont know how lucky they are! i would kill to live right next to the best ride in the world! if anyone hates the rollercoaster and wants to trade, call me! WAH!!!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 8:44 PM
I thought (and posted) about this 6 months ago when we were first hearing "rumors" about the Tower wanting another coaster, and Arrow was whispering about their "other" new coaster. (X, getting built first, certainly deserves its 15 minutes of fame, but Arrow is BACK in the coaster business, BIGTIME!)  The design which was called simply the FISHHOOK and it was supposed to be able to go faster, but obviously needed some run-out space to keep G's tolerable if it was going to drop 500' or more (ST is a LOT more).  I thought those two items were more than coincidence, but it's great to see it coming together!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 8:53 PM
Why are people so stupid.  "we moved right next to a casino that was there first and now we don't like the noise"  Its the same as people who move close to an airport, then complain about the jets coming in.  The solution is simple.  IF YOU DON"T LIKE NOISE, DON"T MOVE TO NOISY PLACES!.  Its like moving to Alaska and complaining about the cold.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 9:02 PM
"I moved right next to a strip club and I'm ticked that these nekkid womens keep walking right by my front door...".  Mustang, you are entertaining!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 2:08 AM
I hope they build it. They're talking about a 700 foot drop!! That would be about 3 times as high as Goliath at SFMM! They also say it will go over 120 mph!
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 2:28 AM
That would be great if they build this monster! coaster fans would flock to vegas ASAP - now I can see cedar point building a 1000 foot drop coaster real soon if it's built - time will tell


Wednesday, August 29, 2001 3:54 AM
Isn't that thing gonna be a drop ride and not a coaster?
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 4:26 AM
just a little bit of info for you guys ripping on the people who don't want this ride and other rides.  even if a person did move in after a park or building was built, they still have rights.  a lot of people say that the chose to live next to a theme park, but that may not be true.  perhaps a person couldn't afford any other place besides right next to an airport or a theme park.  now just because they don't have the money to move elsewhere doesn't give them the right to gripe, but maybe you should find out who is trying to stop the construction before you group all of them together, label them, and pass judgment.  almost every time a new coaster is proposed the citizens around it try to stop its construction.  and then everyone here rips on the GP without knowing the situation.  I'm sick and tired of seeing the "new coaster" threads followed by "the people around X park suck" threads.  we all know its going to happen and there's nothing we can do about it.  the parks will deal with the GP and give you a great ride.  so sit back, relax, and try not to get too stressed about the GP not wanting a new coaster.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 4:35 AM
Once again I live in a Rollercoaster Enthiuist hell.  I live in Arkansas, I would never complain about a work of art like that. I will gladily take a rollercoaster that will go 120 mph. Guess I am booking a flight to Las Vegas when it opens, forget the casinos VIVA LAS STRATOSPHERE!
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 5:04 AM
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 5:26 AM
Jeff, I am not a kid, and I do own property.

But when I did buy my property, I made sure that it was where I was going to be happy living. That means that I am 20 miles away from O'Hare airport and not in a landing path of a runway. That also means (for my wife) we don't have an amusement park in our backyard.

People have choices. If you don't want a noisemaker in your "backyard" such as an airport, amusement park, school, etc. near you, look elsewhere. Sure, I would have loved to live closer to downtown Chicago (where I work) but I gave up that 30 minute commute for one that is (by train) just over an hor just to be away from O'Hare airport. And guess home is the same price as those by the airport - and a whole lot quieter.

What I am saying is, if you buy a home, don't complain about what was there BEFORE you bought it. Anyone SHOULD BE able to look at an amusement park as a business and figure out that they are going to get more rides. Same goes for airports, airline traffic is not going down, so why are you suprised when more planes are flying overhead?

People need to think for themselves and take responsibility for their own actions and not expect the government to be their mommy and daddy.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 8:05 AM
AMEN to that Redman.  I'm not a kid either, and I own a house.  I live next to a high school, knowing full well that I wouldn't be able to sleep for 5 Friday nights in the fall due to screaming football fans parking on my street.  Do I complain?  No, because I had the foresight to realize what living there was going to be like, and accepted it.

The unwillingness to accept responsibility for one's own actions is America's biggest problem, if you ask me - whether it be frivolous lawsuits about spilled coffee or lung cancer or people moving in next to a place they know will make noise.


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