The Adventuredome at Circus Circus has moved closer to opening its newest thrill ride — El Loco.
The final pieces of a 1,300-foot track for the roller coaster are expected to be installed this week. Already the yellow track can be seen twisting and turning underneath The Adventuredome’s pink canopy.
Originally scheduled to open in December, El Loco’s projected opening date is now late January, 2014.
When open the roller coaster will feature:
- 90-foot ascent followed by a greater-than-straight-down diving drop producing a negative 1.5 “vertical G”
- 45-degree outward-banked curve
- 180-degree turn that goes over the edge into a barrel roll
The ride features open-carriage cars that each seat four passengers. The design purportedly will allow the roller coaster to make tighter and faster turns. You can see a car on display at The Adventuredome.