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

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

Postby Sir Clinksalot » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:51 am

Apparently it's too late to use the Metro tunnel and put this in at SFMM? ;)

Speed could totally fit in the YOLOcoaster Area and they could have two new launched coasters. I'm sure that's some other kind of record.

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

Postby Double0Kevin » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:48 pm

KBrylczyk wrote:
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.


I believe he was remarking on the fact that even when something here is under construction it still doesn't guarantee it's going to be finished and/or opened. Nothing is for sure in this town, even when it's for sure.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby montezooma » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:18 pm

I’ve spent the past couple of days in Las Vegas and had some time to kill so I thought I would go take a look at Speed: The Ride. As you can see from the photos is is stored very neatly. There seems to be no site of the trains.

I also went to the site of the new GIANT ferris wheel over at the Quad. This thing is huge, and the Quad is looking pretty damn good too.

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

Postby Extreme » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:30 pm

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How do you true that wheel? I don't think my spoke wrench is gonna work.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby DenDen » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:02 pm

HOLY CRAP, that looks amazing. Thanks for sharing Shane!

But at the same time, the other giant Ferris wheel is going nowhere as you see in this picture... the concrete towers are the fork of the wheel. This project is apparently bankrupt, twice! Sad... :(
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby Double0Kevin » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:53 pm

The wheel is just crazy gigantic. I like to take Paradise Road to work sometimes just so I can check out the wheel. It just towers over everything around it. Can't wait to see it all finished.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby jray21 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:53 am

That wheel really is huge! Glad to see a project actually being completed! I'm also glad to see that Speed looks to be in good shape.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby kailisun98 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:13 am

I think Speed looks like its rusting a little. But definitely not as badly as Greezed Lightning @Kentucky Kingdom
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby coolkid » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:50 am

You're right, Greezed Lightning is a terrible rust bucket.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby CoasterAddict-com » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:16 am

Back in the day, it was probably the best ride in Vegas. Of course, the rides atop Stratosphere have taken over in most people's opinions... and the new rumors for Vegas (and previous ride rumors) have outclassed this launch coaster. However, it was great to eat a little food before or after this ride at the NASCAR Cafe!

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