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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:02 pm
by Mr Stratosphere
bert425 wrote:it could have been on Hoarders?


YES! It was on an episode of Hoarders

Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:05 pm
by Mr Stratosphere
hendrixmarshalljames wrote:There was MGM's stab at a theme park, too. I remember riding a mild woodie. But I can't remember the names. Too lazy to look it up as well.


Never had a wooden coaster in Vegas (except the faux one at The Boardwalk), it was Lightning Bolt at MGM Grand Adventures Theme Park, an Intamin Jr. Coaster that was first built as an indoor coaster then moved outside when they closed half of the park to build the MGM Grand Conference Center and new pool complex.

I have some cool stuff from MGM Grand Adventures that I will post in the future!

Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:45 am
by KBrylczyk
Mr Stratosphere wrote:
bert425 wrote:it could have been on Hoarders?


YES! It was on an episode of Hoarders


I though Hoarders was supposed to highlight disgusting houses full of trash and poop, not awesome houses full of cool stuff. Guess they wanted to branch out, haha.

Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:55 am
by coasterlvr
i know i've seen the house on tv before, but i don't think the one i saw was hoarders. more like some travel type show.

Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:12 am
by Mr Stratosphere
Been going through some photos lately, and found my photos from the final day of the High Roller's operation at The Stratosphere.

This is from 12/30/2005 and the immediate dismantling that started on 1/2/2006.

Enjoy the photos!

Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:13 pm
by bert425
very cool to see those pics! thanks for sharing.

Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:40 pm
by DoinItForTheFame
^ ^ Love the High Roller photos!!!

However, maybe it's just me... But I think what "replaced it" was a GREAT upgrade!! One of the very few attractions that still scare the sh!t out of me!!!

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Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:03 pm
by Mr Stratosphere
Want an even more rare photo? This is the main stairwell of the Stratosphere Tower.
This is the core, three solid legs and the middle is hallow, housing all facilities items, and the elevator shafts are behind the concrete walls.

This is looking up from the 4th floor up about a third of the tower. There are two large platforms on the way up for rest and mechanical rooms, but note how the stairwell just hugs one side of the core.

Once a year for charity they run the Scale the Strat Marathon for the American Lung Association.

Scale the Strat will occur on 2/24/19 at 7AM

You can register Here!

Stratosphere has 1.644 stairs from the ground up to the Big Shot's loading platform.
Scale the Strat is 1,455 stairs.

Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:59 am
by ytterbiumanalyst
Climbing that many stairs sounds terrible, but you know, it's not the stupidest decision you could make in Las Vegas.

Re: Las Vegas Area Attractions Discussion

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:05 am
by SoCalJasonland
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:Climbing that many stairs sounds terrible, but you know, it's not the stupidest decision you could make in Las Vegas.


I am sure the stairs are there for people to escape the tower in the event of an emergency that knocks out the elevators. The fire dept may have to climb them but most people would be running down them if they were ever put to use.