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

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

Postby Meteornotes » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:27 pm

Only ever got to ride it once, but I did enjoy the coaster.

I really doubt we will ever see it operate again, though.

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

Postby Jew » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:29 pm

Well eventually it will be sold as a part of this projects inevitable bankruptcy. Hopefully it won't be for scrap.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby gisco » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:23 pm

I'm with Dave, I don't think this thing will ever run again. Who ever would but it would have to modify the layout and I don't see that happening.

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

Postby coastered » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:21 am

Lately there was news about the skyvue wheel, but we didn't hear anything about Speed.
What will be it's future? Is it still stored in the same area? Are there any recent pics of the track parts?
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:14 pm

I honestly think it is just going to sit there and rot and eventually be sold for scrap.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby Double0Kevin » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:27 pm

Yeah, it's future is bleak.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby KBrylczyk » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:32 pm

I'm very tempted to buy a plot of land in the middle of the desert. Then I'm going to call whoever currently owns it and tell them I will take it off their hands. Voila! Free coaster!
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby x2isawesome » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:50 pm

It would be a shame to just let a very solid ride just sit there and eventually rot away to nothing. Its future does look pretty bleak though. Been sitting there exposed to the elements for I think about two years now.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby robbalvey » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:26 am

Mr Stratosphere wrote:I honestly think it is just going to sit there and rot and eventually be sold for scrap.

Yeah, I wrote this coaster off the day it closed at the Saharah. When you have multiple huge projects half-completed all over Vegas, I highly doubt this ride is a blip on anyone's radar.

I mean, the Harmon Tower or Fountain Blue is the equivalent of someone building an Epcot sized park in Orlando, complete with rides, and then never opening it.

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

Postby 619fan » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:03 am

It is so sad to see this...
I stood before the Sahara the last time I've been to Vegas but as Robb mentioned, with all the other things around in Vegas who would take care of this coaster. There were a lot of rumors, that also have been heard here in Germany, that there is someone interested in the Sahara complex, but, unfortunately, nothing happened... :(

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