The New Stratosphere Ride

Friday, June 20, 2003 7:04 AM
http://www.projectxsky.com/

Like the other two rides, the speed is not the thrill, its the fact that your 1,100+ feet in the air. All I have to say is they'd better be checking those hinges :)

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Friday, June 20, 2003 7:06 AM
Oops, sorry, the ride itself is 866 feet high.

Still twice as high as the top thrill dragster tho, although obviously not comparable for records, I know :)

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Friday, June 20, 2003 8:33 AM
Oh man, that's crazy.
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Friday, June 20, 2003 8:43 AM
Im still a little confused as exactly what it is. Explanation please!

Wait, nevermind. I just watched the video. Looks pretty intense.

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*** This post was edited by CobraRoller 6/20/2003 12:47:06 PM ***

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Friday, June 20, 2003 8:45 AM
The computer graphic didn't show the High Roller. Are they keeping it?

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Friday, June 20, 2003 10:05 AM
In all honesty... that thing looks really lame.

It's nothing more than an over-sized see-saw. The only thrill will be for those in the front row overlooking that 800+ feet in the air, and even there... you go back & forth, back & forth? Doesn't sound quite as exciting as their other rides (ok, doesn't sound exciting at all).

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Friday, June 20, 2003 11:00 AM
Ain't no way in hell you'll catch ME on it.

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Friday, June 20, 2003 11:04 AM
I don't get it *confused

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Friday, June 20, 2003 12:19 PM
Man oh man oh man! I dunno about this one....Man! I will be there in August and its projected opening is early fall, so I do not think I will even have to worry about making a decision.
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Friday, June 20, 2003 12:34 PM
The Sky Skater may not look like much, but even at just 10 or so feet off the ground, the ride is really unnerving. I don't think that animation really does a good job at showing how fast that thing starts to move. The ride on the Stratosphere is the larger Xtreme version, so it's going to be going even faster.

After having ridden the original version, my first thoughts were immediately that a larger, high capacity version of this ride would be a blast.

Being terrified of heights, however, 900' may be a *bit* too much for me.
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Friday, June 20, 2003 12:41 PM
I have to agree with dawg byte. Sure, maybe hanging 800 feet above ground might be thirlling, but it seems like....let me put it this way, say your going sky diving and you go way up in the plane and stand at the door, then you dont jump and go back in the plane and land. Its like the first part of a thrill without finishing it

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Friday, June 20, 2003 12:43 PM
My only problem with it, is that it'll open AFTER my trip to Vegas. I would love to hit it. Guess I'll HAVE to make a return visit at some point... ;)

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Friday, June 20, 2003 12:54 PM
Looks like a big freakin TEASE! I wanna drop off that tower!

I wanna coaster that launches OFF the tower and STRAIGHT down 1000 feet, with a spiral or two...hee hee. In my dreams. ;-)

Too bad the halfpipe thingy for the Tower didn't get approved a few years back.

;-)


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*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN 6/20/2003 5:02:31 PM ***

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Friday, June 20, 2003 1:01 PM
Ah, the "X" prefix returns for another season...

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Friday, June 20, 2003 1:01 PM
Why not just build a bungee jumping platform up there?

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Friday, June 20, 2003 1:40 PM
I think that the ride looks thrilling because of it's height, but it could never stand with coasters.
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