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NebulaZ quietly opened at Adventuredome. Fun ride and a nice addition to the park. I don’t normally like spin and pukes but this ride was a lot of fun with bits of floater air. Visually this ride is stunning to look at! 3C79BDA2-BEC7-4942-8E98-AD5099A00F8F.thumb.jpeg.7170c8c36172776be19a83d707b42699.jpeg
 

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I visited Adventuredome last Friday (1/15) for the first time in several years. I believe I was last here in November 2015 or 2016. I had a nice time, mostly because those of us living out west are qu

Made a quick lap through The Adventuredome and the NebulaZ is fully built. Enjoy the photos below! It’ll be a nice addition to the park!  This is the bottom of Rim Runne

NebulaZ quietly opened at Adventuredome. Fun ride and a nice addition to the park. I don’t normally like spin and pukes but this ride was a lot of fun with bits of floater air. Visually this ride is s

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1 hour ago, COASTER FREAK 11 said:

This ride gives me Tampico Tumbler vibes from the old days at Knotts. 

Yes! That's the ride I was trying to remember a comparison to! Rode it back in 1996... way back when. 🎇

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Not exactly the same, but still. Freeked us out, at the speed and intensity of the thing.

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Question: How busy has Adventuredome been as of late? I haven't been there since 2001 and may head down this weekend to get the El Loco cred (it will be along my route). But, I will only have a few hours there at maximum, since it will be part of a very long drive. I'd also love to ride Canyon Blaster again -- it was my first coaster with inversions, and I definitely need that dose of nostalgia. It would also be nice to get on at least a few flats -- NebulaZ, Inverter, Chaos, Disk-O, and Sling Shot would be ideal, but really just the former 3 are what's important. Do you all think this is realistic to do in a short timeframe? Even if there's only time to do a few rides, I think it would be $40 well spent, but it would also be helpful to have a gauge of how busy it might be. 

If this trip is successful, I'm definitely going to to pop in to the Vegas parks more often whenever I'm driving through. 

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On 12/14/2020 at 6:16 PM, Edgar Allan Pooh said:

Question: How busy has Adventuredome been as of late? I haven't been there since 2001 and may head down this weekend to get the El Loco cred (it will be along my route). But, I will only have a few hours there at maximum, since it will be part of a very long drive. I'd also love to ride Canyon Blaster again -- it was my first coaster with inversions, and I definitely need that dose of nostalgia. It would also be nice to get on at least a few flats -- NebulaZ, Inverter, Chaos, Disk-O, and Sling Shot would be ideal, but really just the former 3 are what's important. Do you all think this is realistic to do in a short timeframe? Even if there's only time to do a few rides, I think it would be $40 well spent, but it would also be helpful to have a gauge of how busy it might be. 

If this trip is successful, I'm definitely going to to pop in to the Vegas parks more often whenever I'm driving through. 

Did you end up visiting? I am curious to hear about your experience with crowds.

I plan on visiting the Friday of MLK weekend. Since it is an indoor park, I am a bit more concerned with COVID than usual, particularly if it is crowded. It has been several years since I have visited.

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I visited Adventuredome last Friday (1/15) for the first time in several years. I believe I was last here in November 2015 or 2016. I had a nice time, mostly because those of us living out west are quite deprived of theme parks at the moment!

Crowds were a little heavy near the front of the park, but the back of the park was deserted. Lines for El Loco and Canyon Blaster were nonexistent. I felt safe COVID-wise as long as I avoided the front of the park.

In addition to the coasters, I also rode the Chaos (since I know it is one of the last of its kind, if not the last). It was a lot of fun and not nearly as disorienting as I was expecting. I also rode the new Nebula Z, which was also fun, but definitely more on the family side. That ride is much more about the visuals. I also quickly hopped on the drop tower (which has quite the gut-punch of a launch) while I was briefly at the front of the park. I was able to ride these flat rides along with 5 rides on El Loco and 4 on Canyon Blaster in under two hours.

As I mentioned, I had already visited the park and ridden both coasters a handful of years ago, but I had honestly forgotten what I thought of them. It was nice to ride them again and gain a fresh opinion. El Loco is very weird (and quite rough in a few spots), but the excessive hang time and comfortable lap bars make up for it. Canyon Blaster was a bit rougher than I remember, perhaps because the train was mostly empty and therefore rattled a lot, but it is INTENSE. Those loops and corkscrews made me grey-out a bit, not to mention the insane head choppers going around that final helix. Right now I give the slight edge to El Loco for its unique layout and nice trains. But Canyon Blaster is also exceptional as far as Arrow loopers go. They really make quite the one-two punch. A third non-inverting coaster could work well at the park, but dang, I have no clue where they would put it.

I am by no means a photographer, but I did snap a few photos just to make reading this more interesting and more than just a wall of text.

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Great photos.

Yeah, Chaos looks insane but spends most of it's life rocking back and fourth almost getting to the point where it starts doing some crazy sh*t but never quite getting there. I still love it though.

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While I haven't been on it in a while, Canyon Blaster really is a pretty great Arrow ride.  Hopefully it's not too rough by now.

I'm curious to know how many Chaos rides do still remain in the US.  Does Adventuredome still have an Inverter?

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14 minutes ago, ryder said:

'm curious to know how many Chaos rides do still remain in the US.

You're basically looking at it. Keansburg in NJ has one but it operates pretty infrequently and the place is basically a permanent shithole carnival.

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Surprised you found El Loco rough. I have only ridden Steel Hawg and I found it glass smooth. I am scared to ride a Chaos after the one at my home park broke off its axis. Lastly I really wanna try a chance super shot since I believe there are only 2 in north America and the one at Family Kingdom I hear never runs 

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Chaos needs just the right weight distribution per car for it to be a decent ride. The empty cars flip like crazy, but put some weight in them and it is just some rocking back and forth for the most part if you watch closely.

It's more fun when the fuse goes out for the button that is used to manually rotate the tub (sorry I don't know the technical terms for any of these things, to no surprise to anyone ever (Martin's) Fantasy Island at the time didn't have actual SOP's to read or study lol.) for those rare times a tub was flipped when the ride stopped and "locked" into place you had to use the button to swing it back into normal position. Until you find out the button didn't work and a guest gets trapped upside down for 15 min. Good times.

Also: what the hell is this restraints automatically raising when the ride is done, technology? You had to go to each car and lock each cage and manually unlock the cage when the ride was done. Pssh. Adventure Dome has it easy.

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Eh, it’s not that great. It only works when it feels like it.

Last time we rode it our car never unlocked and we were on the back side of the ride so they never noticed. They loaded the ride again. They came by and saw that we were locked but I guess they just figured that we just knew how to pull the outer bar down and lock it ourselves (which we do since we did it on the last cycle). We tried to do the right thing and tell them but they checked fast and ignored us so we got a free second ride.

On the next cycle it unlocked automatically, otherwise we might have been there all night.

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2 hours ago, grsupercity said:

Surprised you found El Loco rough. I have only ridden Steel Hawg and I found it glass smooth. I am scared to ride a Chaos after the one at my home park broke off its axis. Lastly I really wanna try a chance super shot since I believe there are only 2 in north America and the one at Family Kingdom I hear never runs 

I should clarify that the only part of El Loco I found rough was the dive loop/stall and subsequent pullout - the one mid-ride, before the second brake run. It has some funky profiling that introduces laterals while being suspended upside down, and the pullout also veers to the left and shakes a bit.

It appears that the similar element on Steel Hawg is perfectly straight and in-line, hence why I imagine it is smoother. Outside of that one moment on El Loco, the ride is very smooth and fun. The cars track well. There is just weird profiling on that dive loop, which I'm sure is due to the space constraints they had to design around.

I suppose "rough" was a poor choice of word. I guess "funky profiling that shakes you around while hanging upside down in a hard metal seat and restraint" is more accurate! Still a fun ride!

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I always seem to miss out on trying a Chaos. The one at Cedar Point had closed down by the time I could finally go there, and I never got to try the one in the U.K. because it poured with rain when I was at Southport.

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I feel like the myth of the Chaos is so much more hyped than reality since the rides are rarely open from tearing themselves apart.  It’s an OK flat ride...much better flats out there.

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Yeah it's not that great of a ride and it's (ironically) not that Chaotic. I ride it when I go to Vegas because I grew up riding it in Rehoboth Beach as a kid and it's kind of nostalgic. I would never tell anyone to go and seek one out.

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12 hours ago, Rusty Nail said:

Does anyone know if Chaos came from MGM Grand Adventures? It opened a few months after the closure of the park.

I went to MGM Grand Adventures twice and I don't remember them having a Chaos or any flat rides like that. 

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On 1/24/2021 at 8:26 PM, Rusty Nail said:

Does anyone know if Chaos came from MGM Grand Adventures? It opened a few months after the closure of the park.

It is not, the one that was at MGM Grand Adventures was a traveling fair model, while the one at Adventuredome is a permanent park model. 

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