Posts tagged as: Adventuredome at Circus Circus

Las Vegas roller coaster undergoes safety testing (with video)

Las Vegas roller coaster undergoes safety testing (with video)

Safety testing is underway on the Adventuredome’s new roller coaster, El Loco. The crazy coaster will run about 2,000 test cycles before opening to the public in late January 2014. As ride engineers work out the final kinks, the ride is being tested with (and sometimes without) water dummies — each weighing about 185-190 pounds. [...]

PHOTOS: Your crazy wait is almost over! Las Vegas roller coaster nears completion

PHOTOS: Your crazy wait is almost over! Las Vegas roller coaster nears completion

UPDATE — 3:25 p.m.: Safety testing has officially begun on El Loco’s cars, a major milestone in the coaster construction process: It’s almost time to go crazy on the Las Vegas Strip! The El Loco roller coaster is slated to open at the Adventuredome at Circus Circus in late January or early February — and [...]

Adventuredome celebrates two decades of fun in Las Vegas

Adventuredome celebrates two decades of fun in Las Vegas

If the Adventuredome were a person, it would be almost old enough to drink. The 200-foot-high Pepto pink enclosed indoor theme park at Circus Circus on the Las Vegas Strip turned 20 years old today. The Adventuredome celebrated this milestone in family-friendly style with 2,000 cupcakes and a round of “Happy Birthday” led by performers [...]

Come to your senses on National Roller Coaster Day in Vegas

Come to your senses on National Roller Coaster Day in Vegas

The roller coaster gods have chosen August 16 as National Roller Coaster Day. Well, actually, I read online that this date was chosen because it marks the first patent for a looping roller coaster in the late 1800s. But I consider roller coaster rides a spiritual experience, so I prefer to think of it as [...]

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