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mr. cockblock

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  1. Found this on LAtimes.com....


    Parts of the Linq, a retail and entertainment complex along the Strip, will open in December, but don’t plan to ring in the New Year aboard the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. It won’t be completed until next year.


    Plans call for a part of the restaurants and shops that will populate the 300,000-square-foot pedestrian mall to open their doors in time for New Year’s Eve revelers.


    “We looked at (New York’s) Meatpacking District [and] Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica),” said Jon Gray, the Linq’'s general manager. “It’s meant to feel like you’re walking down an old street that’s been closed to vehicles.”


    Gray said about a quarter of the businesses would open in December with others to follow in February.


    The High Roller, the giant Ferris wheel, is expected to be completed by year’s end, but Gray would say only that it would open “during the first half of 2014,” after safety tests.


    When fully operational, the Linq, which is between the Quad and Flamingo resorts, will feature an outpost of Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The museum, complete with a themed restaurant, will front the sidewalk along Las Vegas Boulevard.


    Officials at Caesars Entertainment Corp., the parent company, estimate that more than 20 million visitors walk past the site each year.


    The mall will also include the only Brooklyn Bowl bowling-and-music venue outside of the popular New York City original. Besides a 2,000-seat performance area, the location will host a restaurant and, of course, a bowling alley.


    To the rear of the project, the High Roller is taking shape behind the two resorts. At 550 feet, it will be 9 feet taller than the Singapore Flyer and more than 100 feet taller than the London Eye. The creative team behind both those attractions is also working on the bigger cousin along the Strip.


    Each of the Ferris wheel’s 28 cabins will hold 40 guests. It will take 30 minutes to make one revolution.


    Gray said tickets would be in the $30-$35, comparable to the London ride.


    “This is Vegas and we intend to do Vegas right," he said. "This will be a very entertaining experience from start to finish.”

  2. ^ Riddler is my favorite stand-up too. It has gotten rougher over the past few years, but it is not too bad. It was much smoother in 2008 when I first rode it.


    Riddler used to be one of my favorites at the park, but last time I was there a couple months back, my head got absolutely destroyed by the rattle. It was really bad and gave me a big headache, anyone else have this problem lately?

  3. Went to SFMM on Sunday for a nice little half day of rides.

    Ride Count:


    Gold Rusher



    Green Lantern



    Lex Luthor


    Ended up being pretty cold and windy, at least for this San Diego kid. One Train operation on X2, Apocalypse, Riddler, Gold Rusher. Had the worst rides on Riddler and Green Lantern that I have had on either ride. Riddler's rattle was crazy and gave a nice headache and I think it raped my ears on the OTSR. . Rode GL once and it didn't come close to flipping once, quite boring. Pretty so-so day, park didn't look crowded based on the parking lot but X2, Apocalypse, Riddlers and Tatsu had 1 hour waits due to one train or slow operations. Superman, Ninja and Scream were closed.

  4. Randomly went to the park today with a friend and it was a great day! Got there around 12:30 after lunch and noticed the park was absolutely DEAD!


    Everything was a walk-on w/ max 2 train wait! Around 2pm just as we got off Windseeker, the park closed done all the ride operations throughout the park for about 30 minutes due to an apparent earthquake. But they got everything back and running rather quick, so everything worked out.


    Overall a great day! Ghostrider was the only ride that was closed. Silver Bullet and Xcelerator were both running two trains. Stayed for about 4 hours.


    Sierra Sidewinder 1x

    Montezuma Revenge 2x

    Silver Bullet 3x

    Windseeker 2x

    Supreme Scream 2x

    Log Ride 1x

    Xcelerator 4x

    Boomerang 1x

  5. Seeing it isn't even close to the top has made me pretty much unafraid of the ride now, how close is it to supreme scream in height?

    I hope your kidding. If not, then you god bless you! Dumbest GP quotes thread, anyone?!?


    415 foot freefall = HOLY SH*T BALLS

    400 foot freefall = KIDDIELAND


    Anyway, last time I checked the Superman tower is 415 feet tall so technically it still have a 400 foot drop, even though it doesn't go ALL the way up.

  6. Hi everyone. I jumped on the Instagram bandwagon about a month ago. I would love to see some rollercoaster photos on Instagram or whatever other random photos everyone takes. Everyone "follow" everyone. #TPRtakeover


    Follow @mistercockblock and I will do the same.



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