Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
BAYSIDE STATION!!!
User avatar
 
Posts: 22907
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 65

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:14 pm

^Wasn't Desperado, "the first of it's kind" as far as a tall, lengthy kind of steel coaster, that it was?
Which all of those other coasters around the world followed, eventually?

That's what I remember about why it was built. Because it was the first coaster like that.

And to draw people in, of course. ;)
Talk is Cheap :idea: Action is Pricele$$

Image

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 3235
Joined: 12 Oct 2012
Location: Logan, UT
Gender: Male
Age: 19

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:19 pm

^Yep. I'm not sure whether Desperado or Pepsi Max Big One opened first (both in 1994), but those two along with Steel Phantom and Magnum were the biggest coasters in the world at the time. And even today, Desperado is the 10th longest roller coaster in the world.

I actually really enjoy the coaster. Magnum is definitely better, but I never understood all the extra hate for Desperado. They felt about equally rough IMO, Magnum just had far more airtime.
Steel: 160 / Wood: 32 / Total: 192
Home Parks: Knott's (when home), Lagoon (at school)

“Fear can make a donkey attack a lion”
User avatar
 
Posts: 342
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Gender: Male
Age: 47

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby edgeboy » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:27 pm

I feel like Desperado was actually really great in it's heyday. In terms of the layout, I actually love it, especially that long sweeping turn after the first drop.

But, to no one's surprise, between it being an Arrow and being independently owned in the middle of a tough climate, I imagine the maintenance hasn't been spectacular as the years have gone by. When I last rode it about a year ago, it wasn't as awful as I was braced for, but it certainly wasn't the smooth experience it was when it first opened. I have heard it's best to sit in a middle seat, so you're not over the wheels. It was rough but mostly tolerable in row #2.

By the way, in terms of this thread, is there maybe a separate "Vegas Rides" thread? This Desperado discussion, while interesting, is all happening in the Adventuredome thread. As one poster asked a while ago, is there any update to any progress on their rumored coaster? That news has been very quiet.

I own the website www.donkey.com
User avatar
 
Posts: 820
Joined: 14 Aug 2014
Location: Livingston, AL
Gender: Male
Age: 28

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby ThemeParkJunkie51290 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:04 pm

I finally had the chance to go Las Vegas and I took out the time to visit the Adventuredome. My visit to this small indoor theme park was quick and to the point. Literally . . . I'm not joking when I say that.

I walked around first. . .

Bought two ride tickets for El Loco . . .

Rode twice . . .

And I left!

Canyon Blaster was closed down for repairs which I read about earlier before visiting, so I just had to bite the bullet on that missed credit. :cry: It looked like a great coaster, and I'm sure it was probably a fun ride. Oh well . . . that's life. LOL. El Loco on the other hand was truly mind blowing! That first dip, and then that first drop was amazing! :b And the rest of the ride was outstanding as well in my opinion!

Overall, would I pay for an all day wristband? Well, that depends on your purpose. I wanted to site see and I knew Canyon Blaster was closed, so it wouldn't benefit me buying an all day wristband. Heck, I didn't ride any other attractions, but I still had a blast (pun not intended)! I went for that one credit and all was great! =)
ROLLER COASTERS FEAR ME BECAUSE I SHOW NO MERCY!

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 3235
Joined: 12 Oct 2012
Location: Logan, UT
Gender: Male
Age: 19

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:07 pm

^Too bad you missed out on Canyon Blaster. It's definitely one of the better Arrows out there. The only rough part, for me, was the final helix and some of the transitions in there. The loops and corkscrews were smooth as glass.

I agree that El Loco is a great ride. I'm not the biggest fan of the hard seats, but the funky elements and lap bars are definitely a big plus.
Steel: 160 / Wood: 32 / Total: 192
Home Parks: Knott's (when home), Lagoon (at school)

I own the website www.donkey.com
User avatar
 
Posts: 820
Joined: 14 Aug 2014
Location: Livingston, AL
Gender: Male
Age: 28

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby ThemeParkJunkie51290 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:47 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:^Too bad you missed out on Canyon Blaster. It's definitely one of the better Arrows out there. The only rough part, for me, was the final helix and some of the transitions in there. The loops and corkscrews were smooth as glass.

I agree that El Loco is a great ride. I'm not the biggest fan of the hard seats, but the funky elements and lap bars are definitely a big plus.


I know right! I hate I missed that credit as well, but I'll survive. LOL. But the seats on El Loco wasn't bad in my opinion. They seemed comfortable and provided a great ride. It's a great little park and I suggest anyone to visit.
ROLLER COASTERS FEAR ME BECAUSE I SHOW NO MERCY!

Beware of the freeze-dried donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1308
Joined: 23 Feb 2005
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Gender: Male
Age: 31

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:26 pm

Hey everyone, Canyon Blaster is still down, but you can see that they’ve been working on the chain.
552445E7-654A-4DCC-A03C-BC8447D42352.jpeg
8EEB11C8-AA1F-4E14-AB71-BAC12C3ED746.jpeg
A87AB9DA-D5BC-43A9-9558-114FA6748F2D.jpeg
FC1A007F-170A-4F78-A2E2-F6890F1C4571.jpeg
Image

Beware of the freeze-dried donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1308
Joined: 23 Feb 2005
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Gender: Male
Age: 31

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:58 pm

edgeboy wrote:As one poster asked a while ago, is there any update to any progress on their rumored coaster? That news has been very quiet.


No, still a rumor. The only thing I can report is that the old part of the trough that led to the lift hill (the deepest part of the reservoir) is now party/banquet space. All that is left of the Rim Runner now is the lift, storage and maintenance area and the trough though to what used to be the drop.

I still love the fact that Inverter and Rim Runner are still operating well and still look like brand new rides, they really take care of their attractions.
Image

Can you see the donkey in my toast?
User avatar
 
Posts: 1820
Joined: 03 Dec 2009
Location: dimension not only of sight & sound but parabolic airtime hills/g-spot orgasms
Gender: Male

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby DirkFunk » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:20 am

Nrthwnd wrote:^Wasn't Desperado, "the first of it's kind" as far as a tall, lengthy kind of steel coaster, that it was?
Which all of those other coasters around the world followed, eventually?


As I recall, Dick Kinzel made the decision to built Magnum after seeing pictures of Bandit at Yomiuriland. So Bandit, while not a 200ft coaster, is kinda like the first hyper coaster at least in concept and the beginning of that entire genre.

Beware of the freeze-dried donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1308
Joined: 23 Feb 2005
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Gender: Male
Age: 31

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:52 am

Happy 25th Anniversary Adventuredome!
“Grand Slam Canyon”!!!
50A53C47-A8EB-4156-AE4F-F25BE57340EF.jpeg
55F337F0-7D6B-46BA-BFF7-D1CAA0941AE7.jpeg
8547A985-12A1-45D3-B2D5-9F7DC9F89BCA.jpeg
9B0A9530-F93B-4E6C-8C7C-C5CC2889DE84.jpeg
DFD93B50-2F7E-42CD-8579-7B4AB6FF66F4.jpeg
Image

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron