Bad news, the owner of the ride has declined to allow me in the ride area. I suspect it has something to do with liabilty as no one is onsite who has any dealings with it. So, late tonight I will post what I have on the hotel and the ride.
As promised, here are pictures of the Sahara including some of Speed: The Ride. It should be noted that the areas on the outside have had plywood walls errected making it difficult to shoot the ride track from the outside. Will post in multiple segments.
They had you enter the garages off of Paradise Road, then walk to the main entrance.
You could buy these fountain heads and lights for $325. No takers.
Cedar Fair should have come to this sale.
You could buy any of the signage you wanted to.
even the phone booths
Up on the Elevator lobby of the Penthouse, you could buy the carpet for $50, but not so fast, you can't take it until they are ready to shut the floor down for good.
Off to the Penthouse we go
where we go to the left and enter the living area.
you could smell the history, the sofa, if you wanted it, was $275
On the other side of the living area, they had a wet bar complete with old school equipment
Part of the washroom, this had to have been the sh!t back in the day
In the bedroom we find the famous marble tub. It was still up for grabs for $475, then you had to figure out how to get it the hell outta there.
Opposite of the tub was the bed
This was the second bedroom
And this is Speed from 25 stories in teh air
The views were quite spectacular from this level, the building, however, was not.
Speed was sporting a tear drop
104 out, and no pool to play in. The pool furniture was for sale, but sheesh, was it mildewed and dirt stained. It was also not selling very well.
Finally for this segment we take a look at the bathoom
Where you can take a shower...
much like the bathtub, you have a nice view of the city
no expense was spared
Just outside the Penthouse was the service elevator and housekeeping area. The stairs to the right led to the roof.
Interesting photos! I have been tempted to go to the sale but I heard what you posted...the good stuff had been swiped when it closed and the stuff left was overpriced for the condition it was in.
The most interesting part about it all is that it just closed last month, but it looks like they had really let the place go. I had been in the hotel earlier this year, but obviously not to all the areas you were in. We used to go eat at Pacos (mexican place) for their cheap happy hour specials.
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