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Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:05 pm
by thedlr
djcoastermark wrote:To celebrate being finally done with my radiation treatments, my partner decided we needed a long weekend trip to have some fun. Just booked a trip to Vegas nonstop from Tampa to Vegas for 35 bucks on Frontier the first week of May. ( 5 hours on a plane, ugh) Got stupid cheap rooms at, gulp, Circus Circus. ($22) I know , I know, we will wear full body condoms to get into bed. We also got BOGO on AdventureDome all day passes. SO this trip is going to be a cheapy one, just finally, a get away. We're not gamblers, (then why in the heck go? Never been, that's why) So we are looking for any advice on things to do or not to bother with. Most likely wont bother with the torture device at NY,NY at 15 bucks a pop unless we find a deal. The cheaper the better. Thanks for any advice.


Congrats! You probably already know about the Bellagio fountains and conservatory, but I still think those are the best free things to see here. There's also Fremont Street Experience at night.

Other free things - http://www.10best.com/destinations/nevada/las-vegas/attractions/free-things-to-do/

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:02 pm
by ElvisLuv
thedlr wrote:
djcoastermark wrote:To celebrate being finally done with my radiation treatments, my partner decided we needed a long weekend trip to have some fun. Just booked a trip to Vegas nonstop from Tampa to Vegas for 35 bucks on Frontier the first week of May. ( 5 hours on a plane, ugh) Got stupid cheap rooms at, gulp, Circus Circus. ($22) I know , I know, we will wear full body condoms to get into bed. We also got BOGO on AdventureDome all day passes. SO this trip is going to be a cheapy one, just finally, a get away. We're not gamblers, (then why in the heck go? Never been, that's why) So we are looking for any advice on things to do or not to bother with. Most likely wont bother with the torture device at NY,NY at 15 bucks a pop unless we find a deal. The cheaper the better. Thanks for any advice.


Congrats! You probably already know about the Bellagio fountains and conservatory, but I still think those are the best free things to see here. There's also Fremont Street Experience at night.

Other free things - http://www.10best.com/destinations/nevada/las-vegas/attractions/free-things-to-do/


Going to be there this weekend as will. Daughter's Sweet 16. We're doing Adventuredome early Sat, Ethel M, Chris Angel and Neon Museum with it's new little show late night SAT night,Hot Air Balloon ride in the wee Sun Morning, and Cirque's KA that night We'll do NYNY's coaster just cause. Hope to squeeze in the the Link and Stratosphere. We thought about doing Cowabunga Bay but with it being opening weekend thought it would be too crowded with temps in the upper 80s. Apparently Buffalo Bill's coaster is down for the count. We rented a convertible so that was going to be a side road trip. Will drive out to Hoover before we fly out Monday afternoon.

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:16 pm
by djcoastermark
Wow guys, (and gals). Thanks for all the advice and nice comments. Was planning on doing Adventure Dome Thurs, but it looks like we'll just switch to Friday the 4th. No biggie, we're keeping everything flexible, no agenda, it's all about winging it and having a nice time.

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:20 pm
by DoinItForTheFame
thedlr wrote:You probably already know about the Bellagio fountains and conservatory, but I still think those are the best free things to see here. There's also Fremont Street Experience at night.


+1 - The Fountains At Bellagio are by far one of my favorite things in Vegas. I could literally sit there and watch the entire show every time it is on! The Fremont Street Experience at night is pretty neat too!!

djcoastermark wrote:...The cheaper the better. Thanks for any advice.


I know you are wanting to keep the trip budget friendly, but if you can by any chance swing the rides at the top of the Stratosphere you'll be glad you did!! Maybe not all of them, but at least check out X-Scream!! Front row is where it is at. You won't regret it!! Unless you sh!t yourself like I almost did!! Then you might regret it! :lol: X-Scream is probably the most terrifying ride I have ever been on! It's worth the hefty up-charge!

Hope this helps a little!! -- No doubt in my mind you guys are going to have a great time! Can't wait to hear about the trip once you get back!

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:01 am
by vertigomike
Well it looks like Buffalo Bill's has made all ride indefinitely closed according to their website (https://www.primmvalleyresorts.com/Amenities.aspx?info=attractions). Desperado has been 'SBNO' since December 2017.

Also, for those that follow Vegas development, the Lucky Dragon Resort, which opened in 2016, has also closed.

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:27 pm
by fredoflasvegas
vertigomike wrote:Well it looks like Buffalo Bill's has made all ride indefinitely closed according to their website (https://www.primmvalleyresorts.com/Amenities.aspx?info=attractions). Desperado has been 'SBNO' since December 2017.

Also, for those that follow Vegas development, the Lucky Dragon Resort, which opened in 2016, has also closed.




The website has been updated and Desperado is open 5 days a week.

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:29 pm
by coasterbill
Forget Desperado, they have a Max Flight cyber coaster? What year is it?

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:11 pm
by Jason Maier
If I ever make out to Vegas . . . I'm definitely doing Circus Circus and getting an all day Adventuredome Pass.

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:41 pm
by djcoastermark
Okay, a mini trip report. And , how to do Vegas on the cheap. ^ We bought our 2 for 1 passes for Adventure Dome on E Bay. 32 bucks for 2 people, amazing. Well worth it. Stayed at Circus Circus in an upgraded room in the on the 18th floor of the Sky tower for 17 bucks a night. Our room had brand new carpet/bed linens and a newly redone bathroom There is a "resort fee" of $32, but it includes the water slides, which are a blast ! We got our money's worth and then some at the Dome. Got 5 rides on each coaster, 3 on Chaos, 2 on Disco, dodgems , all 3 silly simulator rides, and 1, I will never ever ever ever do again ride on Inverter. Staying at Circus Circus, an older resort is close to a lot of fun stuff. Got off the plane and used the bus from the airport to CC. Bus #108, leaves every 15 minutes for 2 bucks. Grant, you have to walk 2 blocks to CC from the stop. Big whoop. We used the bus system the entire time we were there and it was dirt cheap. Just do some research. So nice to hop on and off anywhere you want to go, including back to the airport. Very good trans system and many routes are 24 hours. Don't miss the Fremont Experience, soo cool. Also did the coaster at NY NY. The worst coaster in the world! I should have known when we got free tickets from a couple that gave them to us. They had extra tics and were giving them away as they hated it that much. The only redeeming quality was that at night the trains have working headlights, tail lights and even directional lights. It is so bad, but a must do to find out why it is the worst coaster in the world.Now, onto the food. Vegas aint cheap anymore for food with all the celebrity chefs, but there are still bargains to be found. At Circus Circus there is Vince Neil. Had no idea who he was, Oh, okay, Motley creu. But go for the half price happy hour food and drink. Don't get the margaritas, yuck. I sent it back and ordered a rum and coke instead and it was only 5.75 at 2 for 1. Cheaper than the Marg. Ordered the Quesadilla and and OMG ! Half price and it was enough for 2. A bowl of beans,a bowl of rice and the biggest QuessaD i have ever seen. So darn good and filling for 2. Next up, Go to Freemont Station for 1.99 shrimp cocktails (epic) and $1.99 margaritas. On the other end of the strip at Hooters, they have $1 margaritas. Another caveat is, do not buy In n Out burgers on the strip. They will run you near 6 bucks. Just take a walk or bus 1 block behind New York New York to a huge In and Out burger where they are normal priced at 2.59. The best deal however is at the Hard Rock Casino at Mr Lucky's. It is not listed on the menu so you have to ask for it. It is the 777 special! It costs 7.77 and is heaven. An 8 oz strip steak, 3 giant skewered shrimp, potatoes, veggies and salad. Best deal anywhere and so fricken good. now some pics.

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:27 pm
by Mr Stratosphere
fredoflasvegas wrote:
vertigomike wrote:Well it looks like Buffalo Bill's has made all ride indefinitely closed according to their website (https://www.primmvalleyresorts.com/Amenities.aspx?info=attractions). Desperado has been 'SBNO' since December 2017.

Also, for those that follow Vegas development, the Lucky Dragon Resort, which opened in 2016, has also closed.




The website has been updated and Desperado is open 5 days a week.



When I drove past Buffalo Bill’s over the weekend, Turbo Drop has been dismantled. Wonder what happened to it or if it was scrapped. That version was the prototype, sad to see it gone as it was one of the most forceful!!