What happened to Stratospere's 750+ ft. coaster?

Saturday, February 16, 2002 7:04 PM
I will be going to Las Vegas on Memorial Weekend for my 21st birthday and i will try to hit all the caosters on the strip. I remeber hearing about Stratoshpere's coaster plans alot before 9-11 but i have yet to see or hear anything about it. What is word about it? I know that Bob Stupeck is also building the Titanic hotel or was planning to. But has money caused them to scrap the 750+ ft. coaster? or what?
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I may be from IL, but i sure can't get enough of the FORCE. MF!!!
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Saturday, February 16, 2002 7:14 PM
Opposition from neighbors killed the idea.  Of course we all know how quiet an area the Las Vegas Strip is.

Mike

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Sunday, February 17, 2002 5:01 AM
We also know how much a rollercoaster would kill the family friendly atmosphere of the strip.
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Sunday, February 17, 2002 5:45 AM
well I guess in such a small quiet comunity such as las vegas strip they decided a roller coaster may add comercializam and anger the old folks who lived there there whole life and don't want change

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Sunday, February 17, 2002 6:11 AM
Well all the major designing and engineering are complete it would be a wise move for an amusement park chain to buy one.

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Sunday, February 17, 2002 6:14 AM

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Arrow (like) forever dude.

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Sunday, February 17, 2002 12:10 PM
Sure, next time you find an amusement park with a 700' building to tack it to the side of...
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Sunday, February 17, 2002 2:00 PM
Spo really does anyone know anything about what happened to it and why its dead. I know that neighbors were complaining but Stratoshpere's management said it will continue to press on from what i have read.
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I may be from IL, but i sure can't get enough of the FORCE. MF!!!
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Sunday, February 17, 2002 5:03 PM
There was an article here on the buzz awhile back, the neighborhood planning/zoning commision vote narrowly defeated the project...I believe at 700'+, a variance would be required just about anywhere...
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Sunday, February 17, 2002 6:45 PM
Just bring it to Chicago and slap it on the side of the Sears Tower. Yeah right!!!!!!
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Sunday, February 17, 2002 8:02 PM
Instead of a roller coaster, why not just have a big freefall? S&S Sports Power could make it. Riders enter from the top, it shoots them down, bounces and they get off at the bottom. Its an alternative to riding the elevator.
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Sunday, February 17, 2002 9:45 PM

rollergator said:
There was an article here on the buzz awhile back, the neighborhood planning/zoning commision vote narrowly defeated the project...I believe at 700'+, a variance would be required just about anywhere...

I know about that, that is the last time i have heard anything about it. Plus it stated in the article that the Stratosphere hotel was not giving up and will continue on fighting to get the veriance passed.

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I may be from IL, but i sure can't get enough of the FORCE. MF!!!

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Monday, February 18, 2002 5:59 AM
I read the Strat was talking about locating the ride to a different side of the building.  And for those of you complaining that the noise problem shouldn't BE a problem, the Strat is NOT on the main part of the strip. It's way down past the main portion of the strip, and in a much quieter area.

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Monday, February 18, 2002 3:55 PM

Coaster Bob said:
Well all the major designing and engineering are complete it would be a wise move for an amusement park chain to buy one.
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X should have been named XXX

Actually, when I heard of this, I thought that maybe, before Arrow built a really huge Fish hook (like this one) they should think about building a smaller version at some amusement park. (SFGAm? It's possible...)

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