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Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:18 pm

coasterbill wrote:I have a trip report on the way but I liked Canyon Blaster a lot. It's the best coaster in Vegas in my opinion. I slightly prefer it to El Loco. It's super intense, the cheesy tunnel is cool. Yeah it throws you around once or twice, but I like it.


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Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby 11slataus » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:25 pm

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11slataus wrote:Are those the same type trains that went on Drachen Fire? They look the same. Sort of interesting some other newer Arrows didn't get those trains (like Tennessee Tornado), but maybe that's because Drachen's reception wasn't too positive.

Tennessee Tornado did get the new-generation train design, but I believe that they went with the old-style blocky body for thematic purposes. There are some giveaways, such as the taller headrests.

From what I understand, Arrow built five coasters with the new-generation train. I believe that Tennessee Tornado and the roller coaster at Al-Sha'ab in Kuwait have the new chassis with the old-style body; Drachen Fire and Canyon Blaster had / have the new chassis and new-style body. The fifth is the Hot Wheels SideWinder at Dreamworld in Australia. When it was the Cyclone there and the Big Dipper in its previous location, it had the new chassis / new body, but a few seasons ago they put the new Vekoma trains on it. I would assume that the Adventuredome bought the old trains to use for spare parts.

Obviously, Arrow started using a new track rail / spine / tie design in the mid-90s too. Al-Sha'ab's coaster and Tennessee Tornado have it, and Road Runner Express at Fiesta Texas has it as well. Those, and X at Six Flags Magic Mountain, were the only "big" coasters that Arrow built with the newer designs before they went down the toilet for the last time. It kind of makes me wonder about the kinds of coasters we'd be seeing from Arrow today if A) they were still around and B) Schilke was still doing work for them.


That’s very cool! I never noticed the other new-train ones. I didn’t think there were even 5!

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Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby viking86 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:35 pm

A.J. wrote:
11slataus wrote:Are those the same type trains that went on Drachen Fire? They look the same. Sort of interesting some other newer Arrows didn't get those trains (like Tennessee Tornado), but maybe that's because Drachen's reception wasn't too positive.

Tennessee Tornado did get the new-generation train design, but I believe that they went with the old-style blocky body for thematic purposes. There are some giveaways, such as the taller headrests.

From what I understand, Arrow built five coasters with the new-generation train. I believe that Tennessee Tornado and the roller coaster at Al-Sha'ab in Kuwait have the new chassis with the old-style body; Drachen Fire and Canyon Blaster had / have the new chassis and new-style body. The fifth is the Hot Wheels SideWinder at Dreamworld in Australia. When it was the Cyclone there and the Big Dipper in its previous location, it had the new chassis / new body, but a few seasons ago they put the new Vekoma trains on it. I would assume that the Adventuredome bought the old trains to use for spare parts.

Obviously, Arrow started using a new track rail / spine / tie design in the mid-90s too. Al-Sha'ab's coaster and Tennessee Tornado have it, and Road Runner Express at Fiesta Texas has it as well. Those, and X at Six Flags Magic Mountain, were the only "big" coasters that Arrow built with the newer designs before they went down the toilet for the last time. It kind of makes me wonder about the kinds of coasters we'd be seeing from Arrow today if A) they were still around and B) Schilke was still doing work for them.


Since you mentioned it, I must say that I find Roller Coaster @ Al-Sha'ab Leisure Park a very intriguing ride. At first glance it looks like your standard Arrow loop/corkscrew coaster, but it's definitely not. Not only does it have the newer track style, but the track shaping appears to be a lot more advanced and smooth compared to the rides Arrow built just a few years earlier. I wonder how well it rides... :roll:

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Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:05 pm

So, as I was going through the coaster poll adding coasters from Japan, I discovered that the Corkscrew at Toshimaen in the Tokyo area (one of Arrow's older coasters) also received a second-gen Arrow train sometime during or before 1999. Pretty cool!

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Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby VF15 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:06 am

Not completely Adventuredome related, but does anyone know why Desperado at Buffalo Bill's is listed as "closed until further notice" on their website? I'm going to Las Vegas in a few weeks and would like to take a ride on Desperado if I can get the chance.
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Postby Mr Stratosphere » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:19 pm

^ Desperado has a status of SBNO since December. Haven't heard as to why yet.
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Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby JRice92 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:33 pm

^ & ^^ Buffalo Bills is closed for a renovation currently. I was in Las Vegas at the very beginning of this past December and the website still said the coaster would be open. My friends & I drove out there to ride and that’s when we found out the whole resort and casino is closed for now.

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Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:39 pm

^^If you read some recent reviews of Buffalo Bills you'll see that it sounds pretty bad over there. Entire complex closed, hotel closed, shops closed, restaurants closed, all different combinations of this on different days. People even showed up with reservations only to find a sign that said "go across the street to one of our other properties and we'll help you there"!

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Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:47 pm

SharkTums wrote:...People even showed up with reservations only to find a sign that said "go across the street to one of our other properties and we'll help you there"!


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Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Postby Xmeister » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:59 pm

I was at Buffalo Bill's a couple of years ago and it was in really bad shape.

While Desperado was a decent ride in it's early days it was one of the roughest rides I've ever had on a coaster on this last visit. It's a shame because Buffalo Bill's has such a unique atmosphere when it's run properly. I think when it was run by a company called Terrible's the name was appropriate because all of the Primm Valley Resorts are absolutely terrible. I think the only reason Desperado won't be the first defunct Arrow hyper (I'm not counting Steel Phantom) is because Titan at Space World barely beat it to closing first. I wouldn't be surprised if Desperado is closed for good.

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