Posts tagged as: Adventuredome

El Loco roller coaster is here. Let’s go crazy!

After a year of anticipation, El Loco’s opening day is upon us. The crazy roller coaster is now welcoming “totally sane” riders at the Adventuredome at Circus Circus. Well, let us be the first to tell you this electric yellow roller coaster is aptly named. From the quick shoot up the lift all the way to the [...]

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’s newest roller coaster to open in late January

Adventuredome’s newest roller coaster to open in late January

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 [...]

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 [...]

Top 10 Thrill Rides in Vegas (with Videos)

Top 10 Thrill Rides in Vegas (with Videos)

I have a confession. I’m a closet adrenaline junkie searching for my next fix. Like most thrill-seekers, I sometimes find life on the ground a bit mundane and monotonous. You can walk. You can run. You can hop, skip or even Prancercise. But that’s pretty much where the fun stops. Sigh. Thank goodness for Vegas [...]

Crazy about coasters? Adventuredome will introduce a whole new level of ‘Loco’ this December

Crazy about coasters? Adventuredome will introduce a whole new level of ‘Loco’ this December

It is often said that crazy people don’t actually know that they’re crazy. So by that logic, if you willingly choose to ride the Adventuredome’s newest roller coaster, El Loco, it means you’re not loco … at all.

Fright Dome creator Jason Egan’s Scare Warehouse

Fright Dome creator Jason Egan’s Scare Warehouse

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Most people only think about ghosts, gore and ghouls around Halloween, but not Jason Egan. As the creator of Fright Dome, thinking of ways to scare people is always a top priority. Since he started the haunted theme park at Circus Circus in 2003, his business Egan Productions has blossomed into [...]

Chill out with refreshing indoor attractions

Chill out with refreshing indoor attractions

Let’s face it. Las Vegas is going to get super hot, especially during the next few months. But chill out: There are ways to beat the heat, even at blazing, triple-digit temperatures. Besides making sure that you’re getting enough liquids, how about checking out all of the water-related attractions to help keep you cool? Las Vegas provides [...]

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