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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby Jew » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:57 am

SharkTums wrote:^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!


If it wasn't directly on the way from LA, I don't think anyone would bother stopping in.
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby IntaminLove » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:40 am

SharkTums wrote:^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!


When I got to the hotel I thought it looked a little sketchy. There were only five people inside aside from my friend and myself. Two security guards, hotel concierge and two gamblers. My friend and I were surprised how dead it was. He said it was the first time he's been to the hotel and it wasn't busy. Not a good sign. I have wanted to ride Desperado for a long time so hopefully it's not closed for good. At least the Big Apple was open. It was my first Togo coaster and it was strange. The dive loop was fun, but I have no desire to ride it again.

Edit: The Buffalo Bill's website is back up and says the rides will be closed until further notice.

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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:48 pm

Today is the 10th anniversary of our big snowstorm that basically shut down the city but made for some awesome rare photos!
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:54 pm

^Cool! I think I remember that, driving from Cali to Utah on a family vacation when I was younger... good times!

Also, I ended up riding the New York New York roller coaster on Friday with no issues... except that the ride sucked. I knew that going in, of course. But wow it was bad. I think this has been said before, but the twist and dive is actually one of the smoothest parts of the ride. The whole drop/transition into the loop (and the loop itself) is by far the worst. Probably won't ever do it again, especially considering the price, but I'm glad I finally rode it after making the drive on I-15 between Cali and Utah countless times over the years.

Also stopped at the state line, but of course Desperado was not operating as expected. It was a quick bathroom break, so no photos. The whole place seems pretty run down though.
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:31 pm

I'm glad the Big Apple Coaster lived up to its reputation. :lol:

After going to Japan, I have a much more favorable opinion of Togo. Their coasters were actually good overseas. Even the one at Hamanako Pal Pal that doesn't look like it should possibly be smooth didn't beat us up.
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:51 am

Today, MGM Grand celebrates its 25th Anniversary! Here are some comparison photos from 25 years ago to today.
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby Jew » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:03 am

Aside from the walk being so long to get to the park, MGM Grand Adventures was great. My first trip to Vegas was with my grandparents as a kid, so it was nice to actually have something exciting for me back then!

I also remember years later, after Signature towers had been built, going back to see the remnants of the park. The bumper car building housed their limo fleet and the Haunted Mine show building was mechanics work area for the fleet. Half of the drained lagoon and the facades of those buildings remained too. Now they are gone as well for Topgolf.
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby Rusty Nail » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:59 pm

I always wondered why they closed the Haunted Mine ride even thought it was unaffected by the layout changes.

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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed May 22, 2019 6:56 pm

Out of curiosity I popped onto the Buffalo Bills website.

Good news- All but one ride is open.
Bad news- That one closed ride is Desperado.
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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

Postby KBrylczyk » Mon May 27, 2019 10:21 am

^ Rule #1 - Don't trust that website at all.

Rules #2 - Desperado is definitely closed, along with everything else, including 90% of the food options.
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