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

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

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:00 pm

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.

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

Postby gisco » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:56 pm

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

Postby rcdude » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:03 pm

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)?

Postby Jew » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:49 am

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

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:38 am

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)?

Postby depotrat » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:51 am

This one moved one floor down in the mall from Jeepers to Krazy City. LOL


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

Postby Myself » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:43 am

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.

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

Postby TPDave » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:01 am

^ 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 ;)

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

Postby robbalvey » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:07 am

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

Postby ernierocker » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:05 am

So, wait. Speed the Ride is going to be located where the Montecito is??? :lmao:

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