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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby SharkTums » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:03 am

^It was never *smooth*, but in the early years it didn't make you pee blood like in the later years!

I mean, just look at this transition from your picture...there was no smooth there!
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Postby jarmor » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:04 pm

It seems Pink's hot dogs at Planet Hollywood is no more. Caesars replaced it with a place called Haute Doggery in the Linq Promenade.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:06 pm

^^ I love how they took a car from the blue train and attached it to the yellow one. Six Flags is the only other park I've seen do that.
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby Samuel » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:14 pm

SharkTums wrote:^It was never *smooth*, but in the early years it didn't make you pee blood like in the later years!

I mean, just look at this transition from your picture...there was no smooth there!


LOL, this description will have me giggling well into next week. I've heard plenty of nostalgic remarks that rough Arrows "didn't use to have track like that/they changed it somehow," when said coasters were always awkward -- smooth or not.

For example, Steel Phantom had a few deplorable transitions, but people at first overlooked them because the drops and speed were so impressive, and also because comfort standards were just lower. Gift shop merch would have a lot of "I survived" messages. I even remember finding a "Can You Tolerate It?" shirt from Six Flags that showed generic Arrow loops and wonky transitions. I'd like to see Desperado hang in there, but it's been dated for some time.

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Postby Mr Stratosphere » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:19 pm

OMG John! You have photos of a butchered train where they used parts of other trains to make one complete, look at the back car! It's a different color!
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby ElvisLuv » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:58 pm

Maybe the Margaritaville Casino folks get their hands on Buffalo Bill's. Add a large indoor and outdoor waterpark and make it more of a family destination. Redo the coaster and call it Land Shark.

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Postby coasterlvr » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:36 pm

Mr Stratosphere wrote:OMG John! You have photos of a butchered train where they used parts of other trains to make one complete, look at the back car! It's a different color!


that's so weird i didn't even remember that until i found those photos. those were from i think the first year. they had 3 trains for it too. i know i went to an event in 1995 where they ran at least two trains. but yeah, i don't know what's up with that mish mash of parts. lol
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Postby Mr Stratosphere » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:27 pm

So a neat little fact. Yes the High Roller at the Stratosphere is gone, but you can go and see the train, its sitting on top of the Hammargren Home.

The home actually consists of 3 homes at the intersection of Sandhill and Flamingo, about 5 miles East of the Las Vegas Strip.

The home is owned by Dr. Lonnie Hammargren, Lieutenant Governor of Nevada from 1995-1999.

More information about the home at a later date, but it has a ton of memorabilia from Las Vegas' past.

But the house is normally only open to visit on Nevada Day (End of October).

If it's open this year, I will be sure to visit and take photos!
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby bert425 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:45 pm

^ I saw a TV show about that house, and Gentleman!

it could have been on Hoarders?
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby hendrixmarshalljames » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:21 pm

Desperado was my first Hyper. Love it or hate it, I'll always remember it as the one that hooked me. Drove like a mad man to get there before it closed!

There was MGM's stab at a theme park, too. I remember riding a mild woodie. But I can't remember the names. Too lazy to look it up as well.

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