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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby SharkTums » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:59 am

^Oh I get it, when Desperado was new and didn't try to repeatedly steal your kidney's and kill you it was quite an amazing ride! You may be better off remembering those rides...

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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby Jew » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:31 pm

The golf course is nice if you are a golfer....otherwise you are missing absolutely nothing.
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby coasterbill » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:44 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:The website says it will be operating 12-8 that day, but if it hasn't operated in several months, I'm not sure if I trust the website.


The website now says that it's closed. I don't think anyone should actually trust the website, but "closed and abandoned" is probably the most likely scenario regardless.

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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby operative_me » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:22 pm

^ That website also says that Desperado is ranking in the Top 10 in the country... what? In 1995?

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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby coasterbill » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:31 pm

It just says that "The Desperado is ranked among the Top 10 in the country." It doesn't say the top 10 "coasters".

It could just mean that it's in the top 10 list of "Piece of sh*t amusement rides located in the desert that are yellow located at aging casinos that exist solely for compulsive gamblers that can't possibly wait another 30 minutes to make terrible financial and (in some cases) life decisions in Las Vegas proper like normal people".

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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby Jew » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:27 pm

coasterbill wrote:It just says that "The Desperado is ranked among the Top 10 in the country." It doesn't say the top 10 "coasters".

It could just mean that it's in the top 10 list of "Piece of sh*t amusement rides located in the desert that are yellow located at aging casinos that exist solely for compulsive gamblers that can't possibly wait another 30 minutes to make terrible financial and (in some cases) life decisions in Las Vegas proper like normal people".


Stateline was a major draw for Californians before Indian casinos became a thing. They've oddly done a very good job reinventing themselves catering to the latino market since then.
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby coasterlvr » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:07 pm

i don't know about Whiskey Pete's and Terrible's/Primadonna or whatever it's called these days, but i've stopped by Buffalo Bills the last three times i've driven by just for the hell of it. that place was a complete ghost town each time. maybe need to go on a holiday weekend or something to see it's current potential.

i'm guessing my last Desperado ride was still in the 90's. i'd give it one more ride for the hell of it since i've never really ridden it since it's gotten bad. or, other coasters have gotten so much better, or i've just become sensitive to crappy coasters. at least to say with personal knowledge, yeah, it sucks now. :)
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:39 am

thrillseeker4552 wrote:Does anyone know if Desperado has been operating recently? I'll be driving down to California next Friday (the 14th) and was hoping to ride Desperado since I haven't ridden it in probably 5 or 6 years. The website says it will be operating 12-8 that day, but if it hasn't operated in several months, I'm not sure if I trust the website.

I also plan on riding the New York New York coaster (never done it before), but I think that one is much less of a wild card than Desperado in terms of operations and reliability.


Desperado will be closed, I was told it will be open for the two week holiday and then probably closed until spring break again.
Don't trust the site, and sometimes calling isn't good enough either, they will tell you it will be open and for whatever reason it doesn't.

Getting a ride on Desperado is really a gamble nowadays.

On another note, you have to admit, the rest of the rides in Vegas have an amazing up-time.
Rare is the day you see rides down for mechanical issues here, just their normal maintenance and refurbishments.
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby IntaminLove » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:08 pm

The Buffalo Bill's website wasn't working today and no one answered the phone. My friend wanted to take a chance and see if Desperado was open today so we drove out there. It's closed at the girl at the counter said it's not certified to operate. She said it may reopen in January, but doesn't know for sure. I expect it to be closed for a while since there's talk about things closing permanently around there soon.

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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby SharkTums » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:35 am

^It's a quality place for sure when there's no website or phone contact! If it was open, I don't know if I'd even trust it at this point!

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