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

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:38 pm
by Mr Stratosphere
I was there Monday and they are still doing the whole 15 minute dispatch. Even if there was a full station. They were only charging $19.99 for an all day ride pass which isn't bad when they charge $10 a ride. However getting 4 rides on it took an hour... It was running well, everyone still loved it when they got off. It just didn't seem to go nearly as fast as I recall in the past. It really wasn't going that high up on the spike. A good 15ft away from the brakes.

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

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:29 am
by Mr Stratosphere
When I called the hotel operator yesterday she did confirm that last day of operation will be this Sunday.

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

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:56 pm
by B.A.B
If Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom reopen (may never reopen again though). They could place in the old Chang spot,and maybe theme it to an Batman or Green Latern theme.

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

PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:53 am
by snoflake15
I rode Speed back in 2004 and I really liked it.

What concerns me about any sale is that what help makes this ride is the way it bends round the hotel and if it goes to a theme park it may lose something.

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

PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:27 pm
by Mr Stratosphere
It's official, Speed: The Ride is now closed.

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

PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:50 pm
by xmichellex
Booo... I will definitely miss it when I'm in Vegas... unless of course it's somehow saved!

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

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:38 am
by snoflake15
:(

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

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:09 pm
by RollerCoasterSmi
When I went about 5 years ago, I didn't go on it, why did my ten year old self think Manhattan Express look more appealing...WHY???
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:13 pm
by Ace Of Spades
^^&^ Aaahhhh, user picture cloning! The rumors were true! :omg:

In other news, I too will miss Speed, the one Premier that valiantly stood out as the best coaster in a "park".

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

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 3:05 pm
by 1badgmc
Sad. I made my first ever trip to Vegas in February of 2009 and Speed was closed. My wife and I were very disappointed. Turns out it re-opened shortly after we were there. Now I guess I'll never get to go back and get that credit. Boo.