Tuesday, June 3, 2003 12:10 PM
Here is a bit of a silly post for you. If you owned the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas and had the chance to add an attraction to it what would it be? It could be built on top of the tower or by the side of it and can take advantage of its situation as long as its reasonably sensible.
Tuesday, June 3, 2003 12:22 PM
My two personal favourites would both take place on the top of the tower, though because I have never seen how much room there is up there I don't know if they would actually be appropriate or not
The first idea is to have a scaled down Intamin Impulse as their layouts don't require much width. The cool thing about this is that I think it would be possible to have each spike go just over the edge. It would have the standard design - having the spike you enter forwards twisted and the back spike straight. On the back spike each time I would get the ride to hold you for a few seconds so that you can see whats right down below you - hundreads of feet of absolutely nothing. I don't know about you lot but I think this would be amazing!
My second idea is a little more unbelievable, but it might also be possible to pull off. I would build a skycoaster (giant bungee swing) which would somehow use the space shot tower as the winch tower, then all that is needed is the horseshoe shaped arch to attach bungee rope to - brilliant. This is just a dream really but I thought it would be worth a mention. Just imagine swinging of the edge of the Stratosphere Tower!
Tuesday, June 3, 2003 12:29 PM
I would take Cedar Point to task by using the Tower as the base for another Strata coaster, only this time going to a height of 1000 feet!!! Probably impossible to engineer/finance, but man what an INTENSE ride!!
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Tuesday, June 3, 2003 12:33 PM
'I would take Cedar Point to task by using the Tower as the base for another Strata coaster, only this time going to a height of 1000 feet!!! Probably impossible'
Not so long ago 400ft was impossible so don't count out 1000ft in the future (though I probably won't be alive to see it!).
Tuesday, June 3, 2003 2:22 PM
I would build one of those Huss Topple Towers on it (which can be seen at their website, hussrides.com.) It would lean off the side of the tower. 'Nuff said.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2003 3:11 PM
An S&S Absolutly Insane and I don't mean those newer Sky Slings either.
Tuesday, June 3, 2003 3:13 PM
They're alread adding a new attraction. It's one of those giant skateboard/teterboard rides that'll hang off the edge of tower. Can you imagine sliding towards the end of track? I think you'll need a change of underwear! Screamscape has illustrations.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2003 5:13 PM
I would just keep it simple and build a 200-foot B&M invert with seven inversions that would travel around the hotel property ala Manhattan Express at New York, New York.
Tuesday, June 3, 2003 5:38 PM
I'd build an Arrow Fishhook Coaster, whatever that is;)
Someone had to bring it up!! Figured it would be me:)
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Tuesday, June 3, 2003 6:23 PM
Fly by wire