Adventuredome’s newest roller coaster to open in late January

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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.

Construction of El Loco is underway at Circus Circus' Adventuredome. Photo courtesy of Circus Circus.

One of the cars of the El Loco roller coaster is on display at The Adventuredome. Photo courtesy of Circus Circus.

Jennifer Whitehair

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Jennifer grew up believing everyone had slot machines in their convenience stores and celebrated Oct. 31 (Nevada day) with a day off from school. Jennifer has a background in journalism and worked as a reporter for newspapers in both Northern and Southern Nevada, before joining in 1996. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and other publications. She covers every part of Las Vegas for and loves tracking down vanishing pieces of historic and vintage Vegas. You can find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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