Manhatten Express - The first drop was good and so was the heartline. The rest of the ride was extremely rough. Going into the first loop I could literally see the train shuffling back and forth. I'm thinking, isn't this thing suppose to be going forward, not side to side? But anyway, not much can be said about this ride that hasn't been said. Its an ok ride, certainly nothing great. I had higher expectations. The worst part: they charge $12.50 to ride it. They should have paid me to go on it. Our train came in with clapping passengers though so apparently the GP likes it.
Canyon Blaster- Wasn't open. I was extremely pissed. I've heard good things about this ride. O well, next time I guess.
Speed The Ride-The standout IMO, on the Vegas strip. This little LIM launcher located @ the Sahara didn't look to promising. After boarding the back seat and taking off, I was blown away. This ride rocked my socks. I loved it. One of those "good things come in small packages." I loved this ride so much I bought an unlimited ride pass. The front seat is the premier seat to sit in. All that wind racing past ya. Solid ride.
Desperado- Didn't make it out to good ol Primm to my dismay. I haven't heard good things about this ride anyways. I still wanted a ride though on one of the worlds first hyper coasters. O well *see canyon blaster* Next time I guess.
Stratosphere- Putting some flat rides on the top of a 900ft tower is cheating in my opinion but it works! They scared the crap out of me. High Roller looked like it was being dismantled. I had no idea it was being taken out. The Big Shot was a S&S Tower that launched you upwards. The Insanity the Ride was pretty much a swing on a 70 degree tilt that swung you over the buildings edge. The X Scream was this contraption that looked like a teeter-totter that shot you over the edge of the tower. This thing had my heart pounding. It really rushes to the edge fast making you feel like your about to just fall off. Like I said, this is majorly "cheating" IMO. The idea however, is brilliant. The rides scared the living daylights out of me. Great fun on and terror on the top of the Stratosphere. An "all day ride pass and trip to the top of the tower" was $30. It was worth it IMO.
edit: location of Desperado *** Edited 8/27/2006 7:06:07 PM UTC by DorneyDante***
(I spent 120.00 to see shows at the Flamingo, The Stardust and the Riveria. ;) ) The show at the Flamingo, called "City Lights" was the best.
In 1996 I spent almost $300.00 to see shows at San Remo, Tropicana, Ballys and the Hilton. The show at the Hilton, called "Starlight Express" was the best.
(I have better things to do than blow my Hard-earned money on those silly games they have in the Lobbies there, they only put those there to make you spend more MONEY! :( )
Manhattan Express is pretty much a junk coaster but it looks really impressive; I don't think the hotel even cares that it may suck, the fact is, they know people are going to be willing to ride it because it's a novelty. I thought it was worth the money but I wouldn't do it again. I don't think the majority of the people who are in Vegas went there to ride this coaster, and therefore wouldn't know a good coaster unless it turned around and bit them in the a**. It's just a gimmick coaster (but so are all of the coasters in Vegas!!).
Speed the Ride was good but too short. And believe me, the HEIGHT and VIEW on High Roller made it fun.
I don't know why you mentioned Desperado; and besides, it's in Primm, not Reno.
I stayed at the Excalibur and liked it. I tried getting tickets to any Cirque du Soleil shows and they were sold out unfortunately.
I dunno, the only one that sounds halfway appealing is Blue Man Group, and I already saw it in Chicago. To me, Vegas is all about chilling out and taking in the sights that you can't see anywhere else.
Oh, and gambling. :)
My Beautiful wife, Julia, is the best thing that has ever happened to me!
Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity @ NY NY
Blue Man Group @ Luxor
Céline Dion - A New Day @ Caesar's Palace
Jubilee! @ Bally's
Cirque du Soleil's KÀ @ MGM
Storm @ Mandalay Bay
Cirque du Soleil's Mystère @ Treasure Island
Mamma Mia! @ Mandalay Bay
Tournament of Kings @ Excalibur
Lance Burton - Master Magician @ Monte Carlo
SHOWS I still have to see and want to see real bad:
Cirque du Soleil's O @ Bellagio
Cirque du Soleil's The Beatles - LOVE @ The Mirage
Le Rêve @ Wynn
1. Starlight Express - Las Vegas Hilton :(
2. Jubilee! - Ballys
3. City Lights - Flamingo Hilton :(
4. Follies Bergere - Tropicana
5. Splash - Riveria
6. Enter the Night - Stardust :( (I hear this casino is going to close)
7. Showgirls of Magic - San Remo
(I havn't seen the others, Yet!) ;)
What Vegas needs more than anything else is A WOODEN COASTER!
*** Edited 9/3/2006 2:14:59 AM UTC by Borntocoast***
It was SO beautiful!
Manhatten Express wasn't that brutal. Then again it could of been the 99 cent margaritas numbing the pain. ;)
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