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

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

Postby snoflake15 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:05 am

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

Postby larrygator » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:38 am

XYZ wrote:This is exciting news, but it does look odd in a shopping center.


So you think it didn't odd in its location at the Sahara?
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby XYZ » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:49 am

larrygator wrote:
XYZ wrote:This is exciting news, but it does look odd in a shopping center.


So you think it didn't odd in its location at the Sahara?


Well, it looks more out of place, in the Sahara the coaster blended nicely with the Sahara and the track & support colors were chosen not only to have a racing theme but for it to have "arabic colors" to blend with the Sahara.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby cfc » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:10 am

^Based on the concept art, I think it'll look pretty good at it's new location--if this comes to pass, of course.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby australianalex » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:01 pm

I think it looks cool in a shopping centre. I'd love to see it reopen (without OTSR's) as it looks like it has a great layout.

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

Postby chadster » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:05 am

The only thing besides $$ that I can see logically holding them back would be the FAA red tape nightmare, but given the wheel got approval and the tallest point of the ride being about 1500k feet away from the wheel, I don't foresee any height restriction issues. However its the FAA, never know what they are going to do...

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

Postby robbalvey » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:50 pm

The ride is coming down pretty fast! Here are some pics from today...
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby SharkTums » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:28 am

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?

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

Postby sammmmmy » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:36 pm

I think it would be great if they relocated it. I'm a big fan of Premier and this is definitely one of the most unique coasters out there. It'd be a plus if they gave it the new premier style trains and LSMs!
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby redmenace8 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:28 pm

I can definitely see the logic in putting a coaster in, next to the Skyvue Wheel project. It's funny that they will have to compete against the other giant wheel project, the world's tallest wheel-the High Roller being built near Imperial Palace/Flamingo for Cesar's Linq project. As long as Skyvue holds its own, this relocation project could be a winner if built.

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