Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby Crazy4Coasters! » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:30 am

Thanks for the update! :-(
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby gisco » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:39 am

Speed was an ok ride but I don't see it being rebuilt anywhere ever.

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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby robbalvey » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:56 am

Just going to re-post what I wrote last April about this project...

robbalvey wrote:Not to be a Debbie Downer here, but I wouldn't hold my breath. How many times did we hear that the Star Trek Experience was going to re-open? I think the key word in all of that, is "eventually" to be re-located. Seriously, plans in Las Vegas change faster than any other resort destination in the world. I wouldn't put much weight in the ride re-opening until you actually see it going up. And even then, how many times have we seen something be constructed in Las Vegas only to never open? Hi, Harmon Tower, how's it going?

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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:44 pm

^I agree. Its also one of the only places where saying "I'll catch that next time" probably means it'll be gone next time, haha.

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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby montezooma » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:59 pm

I have faith that some Vegas projects put on hold will see the light of day…It’s Vegas baby, anything can happen!
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby robbalvey » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:27 pm

montezooma wrote:I have faith that some Vegas projects put on hold will see the light of day…It’s Vegas baby, anything can happen!

This I do FULLY agree with...I'm just not gonna hold my breath! ;)

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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby PalmTree55 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:18 pm

I would love to see Speed:The Ride rebuilt. Looked like an awesome
shuttle coaster, and I didn't get to ride it when I was passing through.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby Double0Kevin » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:02 pm

Speed was a good coaster and had it ever been converted to lap bars only it would have been a GREAT coaster. But now living in this town and working on the strip, I see zero chance of this thing finding new life in Vegas. Hell, I was surprised to find out how many people considered it up and down the strip and even drew up plans, but all of them ultimately passed for other options when they weighed the pros and cons.

Oh well, maybe Kentucky Kingdom will buy it.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby Jew » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:53 pm

If Manhattan Express can continue to do good business, I think the strip could support Speed again. But this project is going nowhere, so hopefully it finds a home somewhere...
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby KBrylczyk » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:27 am

robbalvey wrote:Just going to re-post what I wrote last April about this project...

robbalvey wrote:...Hi, Harmon Tower, how's it going?


To be fair, Harmon Tower didn't open due to not even coming CLOSE to passing inspection. The foundation rebar is all screwed up and it would have needed to be rebuilt, basically, if it ever was going to pass an inspection.

Speaking of Harmon Tower, though, just today a judge gave the OK to dismantle it. I wonder how long MGM is planning on keeping it as a giant billboard.
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