Posts tagged as: Circus Circus

The best hotels in Vegas for: Adrenaline junkies

The best hotels in Vegas for: Adrenaline junkies

What was the last thrill you had in your life? If you answered nabbing a pull-through parking spot at the grocery store (and that is a glorious feeling), then it’s a good thing you’re coming to Vegas. Just being in Sin City can deliver a much-needed adrenaline boost. As it happens, this week our series [...]

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 [...]

Vegas’ top 10 family-friendly shows

Vegas’ top 10 family-friendly shows

Travelling with kids or adults who act like kids? Vegas is home to a host of shows that appeal to audiences young and old. Here are our top 10 suggestions. They’re all excellent shows, so we ranked them roughly according to the age group they would appeal to most — youngest to oldest.   Gregory [...]

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.

Behind-the-scenes look at Fright Dome’s new zombie haunt, George A. Romero’s Ward of the Dead

Behind-the-scenes look at Fright Dome’s new zombie haunt, George A. Romero’s Ward of the Dead

If you long for quick dashes from zombies through dark and deadly blood-spattered halls, then Fright Dome at Circus Circus is the place to be. The annual haunted attraction opens tomorrow night in celebration of its 10-year anniversary in Vegas. To honor the occasion, Fright Dome creator and owner Jason Egan teamed up with horror [...]

Familiar faces make these Vegas restaurants stand out

Familiar faces make these Vegas restaurants stand out

In Vegas, it seems people who hold positions in the food and beverage industry come and go as quickly as some of the tourists. But a few select people have withstood the test of time and stayed with their companies through the years — and their loyal patrons appreciate a familiar face in a quick-changing [...]

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