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p. 53 - Nighttime trip report!

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Hey everyone! Since the track is now complete, I believe now is a good time to do a major update from the past year at Adventuredome.

 

It has been a real blast doing updates for this ride from the get go. Enjoy the photos below!

 

1/15/2013 - Parkworld-online.com shares a manufacturer update with and S&S El Loco ordered for Adventuredome.

 

1/18/2013 - Photo update with some POV Photos taken from Rim Runner.

 

2/3/2013 - Rim Runner Closes

 

2/4/2013 - Rim Runner Boats Moved Outside.

 

2/7/2013 - El Loco Press Release

 

World-Class, Record-Breaking Roller Coaster Speeding to the Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas

MGM Resorts International

MGM | 2/7/2013 7:56:00 PM

World-Class, Record-Breaking Roller Coaster Speeding to the Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas

 

 

America's Largest Indoor Theme Park Prepares for Thrilling New Ride

 

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming soon to The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas, roller coaster fans get ready for negative G drops, gravity-defying turns and over-the-edge twists! Only the second of its kind in the United States, El Loco, The Adventuredome's newest roller coaster, will offer thrill seekers a unique and exhilarating ride experience in a custom and compact design guaranteed to excite all.

 

The Adventuredome will begin construction on El Loco in the coming weeks and the coaster will be ready for screams and thrills in December.

 

Designed by S&S Worldwide, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of vertical and family thrill rides, El Loco roller coasters are famous for their record-breaking steep first drops and one-of-a-kind moves. With only five other El Loco coasters worldwide, the addition of the ride to America's largest indoor theme park will provide Vegas visitors an exclusive opportunity.

 

"The addition of El Loco to The Adventuredome is a significant move in our efforts to entice a new generation of roller coaster lovers," said Tom Nolan, vice president of operations for The Adventuredome.

 

Accompanied by a customized soundtrack, El Loco will deliver new and unique coaster elements that drop, turn and twist the rider in ways not previously experienced. Riders will ascend 70 feet before diving over and under in a backwards motion, delivering a negative 1.5 "vertical-G". The ride's unique elements, including a 45-degree outwardly banked turn, a greater-than-straight-down diving drop, and a 180-degree turn that races over the edge into a barrel roll, will provide guests with an extraordinarily thrilling adventure. Offering one of the smoothest rides in the business, El Loco's innovative, four-person cars feature an open design which will give riders the feeling of flying during the 75-second ride along 1,300 feet of track.

 

The El Loco design pushes the limits of what can be accomplished in a small footprint, maximizing space with a soaring, eye-catching structure set to be the new focal point of The Adventuredome.

 

While The Adventuredome says "hola" to El Loco, it waved "adios" to the iconic Rim Runner. The new action-packed El Loco will take the place of the Rim Runner flume ride, one of the park's four original attractions.

 

"We are committed to reinventing The Adventuredome experience with fresh and exciting rides for new and repeat guests," said Nolan.

 

El Loco, designed by S&S Worldwide, Inc., will have riders dropping, turning and twisting in some unique ways. The ride includes a 70-foot ascension before plunging over and backwards in a 95 degree motion and delivering a negative 1.5 “vertical-G.” Guests will be sent on a 45-degree outwardly banked turn, a greater-than-straight-down diving drop, and a 180-degree turn that races over the edge into a barrel roll. (In case you wondered, this all sounds like a pretty typical day at momentum World HQ.)

 

The new, 75-second yellow and black ride features open design cars that will make the four riders feel like they are flying along the 1,300 feet of track. The other four El Loco roller coasters are in Indiana, France, Australia, U.K. and China. Riders will have to be at least 48 inches tall to go on El Loco, which joins The Adventuredome’s 25 other rides and attractions spread throughout five acres.

 

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino and Theme Park – Las Vegas

The hallmark of the 3,767-room Circus Circus Hotel, Casino and Theme Park in Las Vegas lies under the legendary Big Top, where celebrated circus acts perform on the Midway Stage as part of the world's largest permanent circus. The Adventuredome, America's largest indoor theme park, offers five acres of climate-controlled fun for all ages. Guests of Circus Circus may dine in a variety of restaurants including THE Steak House, rated the best steakhouse by Zagat and recognized a record 20 times in Las Vegas Review-Journal's "Best of Las Vegas" awards, and Rock & Rita's, where flair bartenders and live music enliven the scene. Circus Circus also offers a casino, wedding chapel, meeting and convention space and a 30-acre RV park. Circus Circus is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit circuscircus.com or call toll free at (800) 634-3450 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

SOURCE Circus Circus Las Vegas

 

PR Newswire

February 7, 2013 - 7:56 PM EST

 

2/8/2013 - Demolition of Rim Runner Begins and the drop is already gone!

 

2/15/2013 - Rock Work starts to come down around the Rim Runner Station and Canyon Blaster first turn. Trough demolition beings near the station as well.

 

3/17/2013 - Demoltion continues.Splashdown pool completely gone.

 

3/22/2013 - Rim Runner signage removed. Work continues on demolition.

 

4/18/2013 - Start of Rim Runner trough completey removed for El-Loco Finale and final brake run. First clear view of Canyon Blaster first turn before the lift.

 

4/28/2013 - El Loco site clear and prepped for constrution.

 

5/18/2013 - El Loco coming soon signage added, remainder of Rim Runner trough camoflauged. Air ducts removed for height clearance.

 

6/7/2013 - Footer Markings appear.

 

6/7/2013 - Holes drilled in prep for footers, footer boxes appear on site.

 

7/16/2013 - Footers ready for concrete.

 

8/27/2013 - Footers poured

 

9/6/2013 - Steel Arrives

 

9/27/2013 - Steel moved inside park

 

10/4/2013 - El Loco Vertical

 

10/7/2013 - Crane moved inside park

 

10/9/2013 - Supoorts added for Finale - Track installed in the station.

 

10/10/2013 - Track installed above station, start of final twist and dive.

 

10/21/2013 - Track installation begins in the main arena of the ride, the bottom of the first drop.

 

10/26/2013 - First drop complete

 

11/3/2013 - More construction in the main arena of the ride.

 

11/8/2013 - Construction is up to the first block brake.

 

11/16/2013 - Lots more track installed - Lift installation begins.

 

11/24/2013 - Lift Complete

 

11/26/2013 - Bottom of second drop complete, scaffolding installed over bridge as second block brake awaits installation.

 

11/27/2013 - Truss in place for second block brake.

 

12/2/2013 - Second Block Brake track in place, as well as the "trick track"

 

12/3/2013 - First El Loco car on site.

 

12/4/2013 - IAAPA El Loco car now on display at the front of the park. Mountain is patched up and looks fantastic. First drop track is being installed.

 

12/7/2013 - Track in the main arena of the ride is complete.

 

12/12/2013 - Final piece of track is in place.

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