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

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

Postby DefinitiveDetour » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:54 pm

Anyone know why they went with TOGO?

Did TOGO in the U.S. ever have a decent reputation?

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

Postby Coasterbp » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:04 pm

Lowest bidder, would be my assumption...

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

Postby Sir Coaster » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:14 pm

DefinitiveDetour wrote:Anyone know why they went with TOGO?

Did TOGO in the U.S. ever have a decent reputation?



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

Postby adavis » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:23 pm

robbalvey wrote:Doesn't surprise me. Speed was a good ride and I'd like to hope it will get saved...but let's be honest, Chiller was a BETTER ride, and even had the train retro-fit...and there were no takers. :(

And when you have brand new coasters sitting in crates at parks that never became a reality also not getting bought up, I'd prepare to say goodbye to Speed: The Ride forever...

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

Postby 1pizza14 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:33 pm

The togo honestly doesn't look painful. I guess from all of you guys saying it is I would believe so :lmao:

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

Postby rcdude » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:50 pm

Manhattan Express/The Roller Coaster isn't too bad for a Togo (compared to Shockwave and Windjammer), but is still just as rough as the average Vekoma. If you pull the shoulder bar down tight and hold it down until it is locked, you won't have too much headbanging, but will be uncomfortable. If it isn't tight on your shoulders, you won't be squeezed in but will experience a significant amount of headbanging.

On the subject of Speed, I ended up getting a farewell ride on Speed last Saturday. I'm in Utah for a ski trip right now, and after I told my dad that Desperado would soon be Nevada's best coaster since Speed is closing, we decided to make a detour since he had never been on it. If anyone is planning to ride, know that they are very strict with the 15 minute launch interval. After our ride, there were somewhere between 15 and 20 people in the station and they still made them wait. Plan to spend an hour there and ride it at least three times (one ride-$10, all day-$15), as it is definitely worth it.
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby DarkStitch626 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:51 pm

Guys , lets pull some funds and donate to see if SHANE will buy it for us! :b
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby Ace Of Spades » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:47 pm

Better yet, double the funds and have him grab Greezed Lightnin' from Astroworld too. Dueling shuttles anyone? :lmao:
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby Chris Benvenuto » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:08 am

I remember riding Speed back in 2005, way before they began all this crap with the 10-15 minute wait periods. Me and my brother, got I think 4-6 rides straight in 2005. We had been in Vegas for a week, for his 21st birthday and we managed to get on all coasters in Vegas except the Desperado. Fun stuff. :p
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Re: Goodbye to Speed: The Ride at the Sahara (Vegas)?

Postby Jew » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:50 am

Forget speed, the real loss is $1 blackjack and beer!

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