Hey everyone! An update from the El Loco Media Day on Tuesday. The event ran from 2:00PM to 5:00PM with opportunities to ride El Loco and the rest of the park's offerings. The park offered a lot of digital media, which can be found above from the link Robb posted.
All of the park's staff and those working the media event were extremely nice and very welcoming. We absolutely appreciate their hospitality.
I must say again, El Loco is an absolute hit, it doesn't look like it packs a punch, but it absolutely does. Photos do not do justice on how intimidating the ride's structure is. The ride is a beast! After being able to ride multiple times, the best seat on the ride is the left front seat, great laterals, hang time, and airtime.
El Loco has 7 cars, and each of those cars have their own soundtrack that plays while you are traversing the course of the ride. My favorite is car 4, the pop music is very upbeat!
The lift hill is very fast, it only gives you about 9 seconds to prepare for the ride, easily the best part of the ride is the first drop, a non-braked 90 degree plummet to the park's floor and you hit 45 mph. Amazing laterals in the first turn and then up into the first un-braked block section. Next is the outward banked turn, very odd laterals, and something I would like to see on more rides. Next, an inward banked turn into the first twist and dive, a great spot of hang time, then you dive once again to the park' floor and up and over the old splash bridge for Rim Runner. There is a nice pop of air time here as well! You then blast through the rides second un-braked block section and into the outward banked twist into the final twist and dive. You execute this maneuver at a fairly slow speed which leaves you upside down for what feels like an eternity, you are very thankful for your lap bar and seat belt at this point. And you finish the dive smoothly into the final brake. You spend more time out of your seat than you do in it throughout the course, and that is a terrific thing!
If you are in Las Vegas, be sure not to miss El Loco! It is an amazing addition to the park and easily one of the best rides in Las Vegas!
Thank you again to the Adventuredome for having us at your Media Day!
Now onto the photos, all I can say is, it has been an absolute blast following the construction of El Loco for the last year, thanks for reading and following all of the updates everyone!