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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:00 pm
by Rollercoaster Rider
SharkTums wrote:I hadn't seen this since we were away...very interesting proposal. I'm also not holding my breath or anything but it could happen.

Would this be one of the shortest distance relocation's from one park to another?



rcdb says 3 miles. The only other ones I could think of were Magic Flyer and Galaxi at Dixie Landin' But they're further. As far as I know, it is the closest relocation.

rcdb also says opening 2013. If so, I'm finally going to Vegas to ride some coasters.

Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:56 pm
by gisco
Interesting, the time between it being removed and reinstalled worries me a bit. Almost like they still need some approval before they can finish this.

Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:03 pm
by rcdude
SharkTums wrote:Would this be one of the shortest distance relocation's from one park to another?


The only other one I can think of that could be less would be moving Sidewinder from the old Elitch Gardens location to the current one. I don't know how far that moved, but it can't have been much further.

If Speed reopens, that is excellent. That is a really good coaster, easily the best in the state. I hope that the trains will be switched to the lapbar only style used on Mr. Freeze and other Premier coasters, as that would be much more comfortable than Premier's horrible shoulder harnesses and would probably not be that expensive (at least compared to the cost of modifying the layout). Other than that, as long as the ride is run more frequently than once every fifteen minutes I'll definitely do it again next time I make my way out there. If that waterpark gets open next summer as well, I might have to do a long weekend trip out there (especially now that I'm old enough to gamble).

Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:49 am
by Jew
I'll believe it when I am able to ride the coaster again (hooray for a new credit if they change the layout/add more track!). But the prospects of anyone investing serious money into developing anything in Vegas doesn't seem too high...

Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:38 am
by Rollercoaster Rider
rcdude wrote:
SharkTums wrote:Would this be one of the shortest distance relocation's from one park to another?


The only other one I can think of that could be less would be moving Sidewinder from the old Elitch Gardens location to the current one. I don't know how far that moved, but it can't have been much further.

If Speed reopens, that is excellent. That is a really good coaster, easily the best in the state. I hope that the trains will be switched to the lapbar only style used on Mr. Freeze and other Premier coasters, as that would be much more comfortable than Premier's horrible shoulder harnesses and would probably not be that expensive (at least compared to the cost of modifying the layout). Other than that, as long as the ride is run more frequently than once every fifteen minutes I'll definitely do it again next time I make my way out there. If that waterpark gets open next summer as well, I might have to do a long weekend trip out there (especially now that I'm old enough to gamble).



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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:51 am
by depotrat
This one moved one floor down in the mall from Jeepers to Krazy City. LOL


Roller Coaster: Midnight Express (2008 or earlier to ?)
Haunted Roller Coaster (? to 2008 or earlier)
Amusement Park: Krazy City (West Nyack, New York, USA)
Classification: Roller Coaster
Type: Steel - Sit Down
Status: Defunct
Operated from 7/2006 to 2009 - 2010
Relocations: Jeepers as Python Pit
Krazy City as Midnight Express
Country Mercantile as Roller Coaster
Builder: E&F Miler Industries
Categories: Family, Indoor

Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:43 am
by Myself
If we're counting coasters within one park, Corkscrew at Nagashima Spaland was just moved closer to Steel Dragon, and, though it's listed as defunct on RCDB, Ultra Twister will be as well.

Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:01 am
by TPDave
^ I think there have been quite a few "in-park" relocations, Elissa was asking about moving to a different park.

This had better open somewhere else, I still don't have the credit ;)

Dave

Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:07 am
by robbalvey
Here's a few new pics of Speed being taken down, as well as some parts sitting in the new location!

Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:05 am
by ernierocker
So, wait. Speed the Ride is going to be located where the Montecito is??? :lmao:

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