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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
People admire the towering hotels and bustling excitement of the Las Vegas Strip everyday from the ground. But rarely do they get a chance to enjoy the scenery while rappelling more than 350 feet down the side of one. On October 11-12, 2013, Special Olympics Nevada will host its fourth annual Over the Edge event [...]
UPDATE: September 25, 2013 — VooDoo ZipLine has announced it will open in early November. It looks like VooDoo Zip Line at the Rio Hotel and Casino is zipping closer to an opening date. The attraction recently launched a campaign offering a variety of ride packages through the fundraising website Indiegogo. “As a special thank [...]
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 [...]
VEGAS.com Expert Aleza Freeman goes behind the scenes and takes the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia at Exotics Racing for a high-speed drive at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. See more exciting thrill rides, here.
If you’re headed to Vegas in pursuit of an adrenaline rush, you’ve made a wise choice. From roller coasters and zip lines to race cars and free falls, Las Vegas is a thrill seekers’ paradise. The remainder of 2013 promises to bring even more exciting attractions to the Las Vegas skyline. Here are five thrill [...]
VEGAS.com Expert Aleza Freeman goes behind the scenes and is shot up, over the edge and all around the Stratosphere in a series of thrill rides. See why these are some of VEGAS.com’s Top 10 Thrills in Vegas.