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

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

Postby Ace Of Spades » Mon May 16, 2011 3:22 pm

As of an hour ago, the Sahara is now locked up, awaiting its fate, whatever that may be.

Another classic piece of Vegas gone kaput, good job economy. :?r
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby mr. cockblock » Tue May 17, 2011 11:49 am

RIP to my favorite rollercoaster in vegas, Speed! You will be missed next time im in Vegas. Speed now joins Wet N Wild as things I really loved doing while I was in Vegas as a younger kid that are now gone! :angry:

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

Postby Six Flags Enthuseast » Tue May 17, 2011 12:59 pm

This is sad to hear. I've never been to Vegas, but I guess this is one coaster I'll never be able to ride even if I do go soon. :?r
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby greatamerica1990sfan » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:19 pm

I went on Speed twice in a row(since I had the all day ride wristband) back in 2003 although it was 100+degrees outside. & Oh I got to stay on without getting off. I didn't go on it anymore times since I didn't feel so good after 2 rides in a row. Got the ride picture of me on the ride. It was a pretty good ride. Hey CGA! Listen up! Speed is on sale & would make a perfect 2012 addition! It's fast & not that high & hardly makes any noise!

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

Postby Ace Of Spades » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:36 pm

hardly makes any noise!


Back when Wet and Wild was open, you could hear Speed across the entire park.

Something tells me it wouldn't do well near those offices either.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby chadster » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:45 pm

LAS VEGAS - Now that the Sahara hotel-casino is closed in Las Vegas after 59 years, everything must go.

The owners of the Rat Pack-era casino are planning a liquidation sale of all items inside the property exactly one month after closing the casino's doors.

Things for sale include the casino's poker room sign, bedroom furnishings and chandeliers in several shapes and sizes.

The sale set to begin June 16 is being organized by Ohio-based National Content Liquidators, a firm that ran previous liquidation sales for other casinos.

Company spokeswoman Meredith Lunsford said she expects the sale to attract nostalgic fans and commercial buyers interested in things like escalators and restaurant equipment.

"You've got people from all over wanting to take home a piece of history," Lunsford said.

Owner SBE Entertainment has not yet detailed its plans for the property on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Sahara is remembered for attracting big celebrities in its heyday, where nightly lounge acts set standards for other casinos that opened later. Don Rickles and Louis Prima were regulars, while Sonny and Cher and Judy Garland also took the stage.

More recently, the Sahara became known for its cheap blackjack and a NASCAR themed area that included a cafe and small roller coaster.

This month, the casino is selling its stage lights and ceiling decor.

National Content Liquidators set up a website for the sale with pictures, saying the Sahara would stay open until all its items are sold. The firm is charging $10 per person admission during the sale's first four days.


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

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:51 pm

Any word on if Kat and Kiwi will be at the liquidation sale?
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby chadster » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:58 pm

^ I will be in town starting the morning of the 20th. I'll probably run by there and see if they have anything of interest to a coaster enthusiast. Maybe I can snoop around and find out what the true plan is for it as well.

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

Postby chemical_echo » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:06 pm

One thing I would never buy is a used bed from a hotel. Especially a Las Vegas hotel.

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

Postby RyanGsatMCO » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:41 pm

OMG :b I land at like 8am on the 16th at LAS... I am going there right away. I love Vegas as much as theme park. I would love to have a nice history piece!!! SCORE! I may do a mini photo update if my phone can handle it!

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