Switch to full style
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Post a reply

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:15 pm

Mr Stratosphere wrote:
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!!


i thought it's been gone for years, no? i liked when they had the camera at the top.

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:57 pm

I’m not sure, it’s been SBNO forever but I can’t recall when it was removed. Really is a shame! I’ve been flying to California so much this was my first drive in a couple of years.

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:37 pm

That thing was in bad shape when I stopped to ride Desperado a couple years ago. Wonder why they left it to rot.

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:33 pm

I rode Desperado last Labor Day weekend. I think they shut it down in January. Rumor has it that they ran it over Memorial Day weekend, but didn't update the site. They seem to be following the Six Flags way of communicating.

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:31 am

Any track on site for the new Chance coaster?

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:38 am

clem2754 wrote:I rode Desperado last Labor Day weekend. I think they shut it down in January. Rumor has it that they ran it over Memorial Day weekend, but didn't update the site. They seem to be following the Six Flags way of communicating.


I've seen said coaster given the (not so) flattering nickname of Despera-DON'T. Is it rougher than the other two Arrow Hypers?

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:46 am

Well... the other ones follow an out and back design, while Desperado just turns... a lot... at high speeds... and Ron Toomer designed it.

I thought it was garbage, but your mileage may vary. :lol:

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:49 am

coasterbill wrote:Well... the other ones follow an out and back design, while Desperado just turns... a lot... at high speeds... and Ron Toomer designed it.

I thought it was garbage, but your mileage may vary. :lol:


Well . . . at least Magnum XL 200 and the Big One are at amusement parks.

I wonder what the whole thought process was of building Desperado in the middle of nowhere (it's not that far from the California/Nevada border)?

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:08 am

Jason Maier wrote:
clem2754 wrote:I rode Desperado last Labor Day weekend. I think they shut it down in January. Rumor has it that they ran it over Memorial Day weekend, but didn't update the site. They seem to be following the Six Flags way of communicating.


I've seen said coaster given the (not so) flattering nickname of Despera-DON'T. Is it rougher than the other two Arrow Hypers?
I perferred Magnum XL-200 by a pretty ride margin. I really find Magnum enjoyable. Desperado in my opinion was OK. It provies some airtime and enjoyable moments but that is offset by a pretty painful ride to be honest. Is it pure garbage like a Green Lantern at SFMM, or T3 at Kentucky Kingdom- NO, but it is one of the weaker hypers you will ride.

Re: Adventuredome Discussion Thread

Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:49 pm

Jason Maier wrote:
coasterbill wrote:Well... the other ones follow an out and back design, while Desperado just turns... a lot... at high speeds... and Ron Toomer designed it.

I thought it was garbage, but your mileage may vary. :lol:


Well . . . at least Magnum XL 200 and the Big One are at amusement parks.

I wonder what the whole thought process was of building Desperado in the middle of nowhere (it's not that far from the California/Nevada border)?


The thought process was "we need to draw people in." Stateline WAS popular for Californian's who didn't want to drive the extra time onto the strip or deal with the strip since it used to be the first place to legally gamble before Indian casinos popped up all over CA.
Post a reply
MY LATEST VIDEOS