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

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

Postby KBrylczyk » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:17 am

619fan wrote: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... :(


Might wanna double check that, chief. SLS bought the site a while ago and are reopening by Labor Day.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby Woodie Warrior » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:23 am

I would love to see Speed reopen, but seeing it rust away, I have to agree that it will most likely never be reconstructed.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby Hercules » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:00 pm

KBrylczyk wrote:
619fan wrote: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... :(


Might wanna double check that, chief. SLS bought the site a while ago and are reopening by Labor Day.


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

Postby Jew » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:38 pm

Being from Germany, I imagine not lots of Las Vegas news makes it that way...

The removal of Speed was one of the moves SBE made prior to the SLS being built. SBE has owned the property since 2007, shut down the Sahara in 2011, and didn't start reconstruction until last year because they were struggling to raise the money. Speed was closed for six months in 2008-2009 while SBE figured out WTF they wanted to do.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby Gutterflower » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:23 pm

I may have missed something but is the ride still stored in the same place near Mandalay Bay and behind that Mcdonalds? Couldn't spot it on Google Maps or Bing.

Its on the zoomed out Google Maps but not the zoomed in one. suggesting its gone? Although that zoomed in one looks older? I'm afraid I'm not well versed enough in Vegas to tell.

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

Postby Myself » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:19 pm

^Do you mean when the camera is angled at 45 degrees? That imagery is older. If you look at Sahara from a 45 degree view, Speed is still there.

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

Postby Gutterflower » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:24 pm

Ah yes. So i see. I was fooled by the imagery 2014 copy write at the bottom. Thanks very much.

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

Postby geoff271989 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:17 am

As of 4/2014 Speed: The Ride is sill in pieces at 58 Four Seasons Dr Las Vegas, NV 89119 ‎ via Google street.

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

Postby Vonni » Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:08 pm

Is there anymore information on the state of the coaster at this time?

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

Postby KBrylczyk » Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:10 pm

^ Still rotting. Give up.
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