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Old December 26th, 2006, 10:29 AM   #41
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Big Shot is one of the best rides i have been on, scared the crap out of me, was at night I went on it and the view is amazing.
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Old December 26th, 2006, 11:16 AM   #42
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I love scary thrill rides! Looks sweet as!
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Old December 27th, 2006, 06:37 PM   #43
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Why remove the roller coaster? I think it's something very unique, although seems quite crammed up there.
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Old December 29th, 2006, 01:50 AM   #44
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I was on those and they were pretty scary, and Ive always been into scary rides... but at six flags magic mountain in Los Angeles, there is a new ride called "Tatsu" and that thing really freaked the shit outta me... made me feel like I was a little kid again going on a looping coaster for the first time
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Old December 29th, 2006, 01:51 AM   #45
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Why remove the roller coaster? I think it's something very unique, although seems quite crammed up there.
its actually a LOT bigger at the top of that tower than it looks.. there are 12 floors within the pod at the top.. very large obs deck it contains..
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Old December 29th, 2006, 01:53 AM   #46
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Oh, and they removed some of the rides for safety reasons.. I heard through the grapevine (my bro had a friend that worked at the stratosphere) that those rides werent even maintained that well and the coaster had a lot of problems with the track
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Old December 31st, 2006, 04:19 AM   #47
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The New York New York casino also has a rollercoaster around the skyline of its building. I'm not sure if it's still there.
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Old December 31st, 2006, 04:27 AM   #48
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The New York New York casino also has a rollercoaster around the skyline of its building. I'm not sure if it's still there.
I went to vagas last year and it was still there. but its just like a normal roller-coster no where near as scary as the X scream.

Tip-If you want the crap scared out of you in the Xscream go in the day time and sit in the front.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 04:36 AM   #49
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thats crazyy lmfaoo
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Old January 11th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #50
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..this is my first time to feel scare on these kind of things...
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Old January 13th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #51
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Oh, and they removed some of the rides for safety reasons.. I heard through the grapevine (my bro had a friend that worked at the stratosphere) that those rides werent even maintained that well and the coaster had a lot of problems with the track
Here's an article about removing the High Roller and it also talks about the reasons for removing it.
http://www.thefabricator.com/PlasmaC...le.cfm?ID=1504

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While these rides spin, turn, hang passengers over the side, or shoot them upward at high speed, the High Roller circled the observation deck at a mild 30 miles per hour. Many considered it the tamest of the rides. Like the Big Shot, which shoots its riders to the 1,050-ft. level, the High Roller has been with the Stratosphere since the beginning, lifted into place by the Tower"s crane during construction. After 10 years it needed renovating and a decision had to be made.

"The High Roller was due for a facelift that would cost well over $500,000," Brinckerhoff explained. "The hydraulics were antiquated and it required a lot of maintenance to keep it in perfect working order. Even with the overhaul, it still wouldn"t be as popular as our other rides. We decided instead to bring it down and look at possibilities for a future project to replace it."
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Old January 13th, 2007, 11:16 AM   #52
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I don't think I would dare to ride it..
SO scary...
it's really fun tho
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Old January 30th, 2007, 10:36 AM   #53
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I'm sorry I meant: TRIPLE DOSE OF ADRENALINE*
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Old January 30th, 2007, 10:36 AM   #54
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that's a nice ride, it gets your adrenaline going...lol. I almost die form that ride
toooooooooooooo much adrenaline, is actually an triple of adrenaline. Crazy Vegas
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