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When We Can Go Loco at The Adventuredome

February 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

When this writer's younger sister turned 16, I took her on New York-New York's roller coaster. It was her first time on a coaster. It was also her last. That means two things. One, I'm a horrible sister. And, two, I'm going to need to find another sucker sibling to climb into El Loco with me.

Circus Circus announced on Facebook earlier today that its much anticipated coaster will finally take off next week:

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This Haunted Attraction Is So Frightening It Canít Wait For Halloween

January 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM | by | Comments (7)

If you think itís a bit early in the year to be buying tickets for a haunted house, we would agree with you. Yet, thatís exactly what youíll need to do if you want to experience what is poised to become one of the most extreme haunted attractions ever created. Thatís because The Freakling Brothers, purveyors of terror in Vegas for more than 20 years, are bringing their most popular haunt from last Halloween back for a limited run this March.

The Victim Experience debuted last year as an extension of the already extreme Gates of Hell haunted house. Gates offered an experience so intense that it came with an ďRĒ rating and required that those entering sign a waiver. Word got round that visitors who were last to enter the house at the end of the night received extra attention. Once people started waiting around in attempt to be the last through, the decision was made to sell it as a separate experience. Limited to just five people per night, tickets for The Victim Experience sold out well before Halloween, much to the dismay of horror fans who didnít learn of the option until it was too late.

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Digging Up Some Fun Just Off The Vegas Strip

Where: 3012 S. Rancho Drive [map], 89102
January 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM | by | Comments (2)

Vegas might be the international city of construction. Considering there is always either a new hotel under construction, a reshaping of an existing hotel, a hotel planning to add more or just finishing up work on a new toy. So, it shouldn't surprise you to hear that, if you're looking for a spot to act like a kid in a sandbox with real big boy toys, it would be in Vegas.

Recently, this writer had an opportunity to act like a kid and dig, smash, throw, and crush everything in sight in a wonderful adult sandbox. And, boy, did it deliver! Dig This is a one-of-a-kind experience that is yet to find an equal. It delivers a mix of adrenaline, creativity, and pure fun. How you ask? By letting you drive full-size Tonka toys in a dirt-filled theme park for heavy machinery! Dig This offers guests the chance to pilot an excavator or bulldozer while performing almost any task you can think of.

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Adventuredomeís New Coaster Is Almost Here! Are You Loco Enough To Test It Out?

Where: 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
January 14, 2014 at 6:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

As construction on the tangled web of bright yellow steel known as El Loco comes to a close, The Adventuredome is looking for eight volunteers foolish brave enough to ride the new roller coaster before it opens to the public. Interested parties can find contest details and submit entries on the parkís Facebook page.

Just when will El Loco debut? Thatís still uncertain, but the answer seems to be sooner rather than later. Perhaps, learning from Slotzillaís litany.. of.. delays, The Adventuredome has been a bit conservative in regards to revealing an exact opening date. When the ride was initially announced in early 2013, a December 2013 unveiling was anticipated. The park later revised that estimate, stating that first rides would be pushed back until the end of January. Weíre willing to let that one slide, especially since The Adventuredome has done an awesome job of posting construction updates online.

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See The Las Vegas Wranglers For Free At Fiesta Rancho

Where: 2400 North Rancho [map], 89130
December 11, 2013 at 2:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

Las Vegas is a pretty amazing place. Once you think youíve mastered everything there is to do, you find something new. After you conquer the Vegas Strip, you head to rapidly developing Downtown Vegas to find new things to discover. When youíre finished exploring one of those areas, the other has a host of new things to do. You can venture off Strip to Red Rock Canyon and Boulder Highway and find new casinos to explore along your way to fresh air and desert scenery.

This writer was a Vegas tourist for about 10 years before moving here a few years back. Itís rare to find something entirely new that has been under my nose this whole time. The Las Vegas Wranglers†hockey team play their home games at the Orleans Arena. Tickets cost as little as $6. Thatís quite a bargain if youíre looking for a different kind of entertainment. However, thereís a cheaper way to catch the Wranglers in action.

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A Sneak Peek At Gold Spike's Rink

Where: 217 Las Vegas Boulevard North [map], 89101
December 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM | by | Comment (1)

In Downtown Vegas, Gold Spike plans to offer ice skating by week's end.

Execs have transformed a parking lot adjacent to its outdoor lounge area into a 4,000-square-foot ice rink for the season. We popped in for a peek on Sunday. Comfy lounge seating, fire pits, heater lamps, a parking lot light turned Christmas tree as well as log cabin-esque tiny houses to go complete the holiday scene.

So, when can you give it a go? We're not quite sure. At the time of our visit, staff didn't know exactly when the rink of faux ice would make its debut, except that it would happen by the end of this week.

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Oh Dear, We've Jinxed El Loco

Where: 2880 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
December 9, 2013 at 10:08 PM | by | Comments (2)

A month ago, we were excited to share that El Loco seemed to be on the verge of doing something completely crazy -- open on time this December.

Well, we should have crossed our fingers, knocked on wood, tossed some salt over our shoulder and wished on a star 'cause, unfortunately, we were the crazy ones. Our @sammasseur stopped by The Adventuredome over the weekend and saw a ride still not fully constructed.

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Coming To Vegas? Don't Forget Your Ice Skates

November 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM | by | Comments (0)

Ok, you don't really need to bring ice skates with you to Vegas. We are a desert, after all. But, we're also a hospitality town... and we've totally taken care of that for you!

The Venetian and Palazzo have fired up their annual holiday tree of lights and will soon host Strip-side ice skating for all to enjoy for the third year in a row. Part of the resorts' Winter in Venice festivities, ice skating (ok, not real ice but close enough) will be offered November 18 through January 5. Hours will be daily from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission will be $14.95 and includes a skate rental. If you're a Nevada resident or a Grazie Players Club member, you can shave five bucks off that.

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A New Ride Opening On Time? Thatís Not Crazy, Thatís El Loco!

Where: 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
November 7, 2013 at 12:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

Over the past few months, with a litany of delays and questionable marketing techniques, Rio has shown us how not to launch a new attraction. Downtownís monstrous Slotzilla hasnít fared much better. Fortunately for thrill seekers, Circus Circus is on top of things when it comes to adding a new Las Vegas thrill ride. Who would have guessed?

The Adventuredome, the indoor amusement park at Circus Circus, announced the new El Loco rollercoaster at the beginning of the year. Along with the news came a projected opening date of December 2013. If the VooDoo Zip Line or Slotzilla construction schedules are to be used as guides, we should realistically expect a mid to late 2014 opening, right? We were pleasantly surprised when we checked in and found not only a bustling construction site, but also an expected opening timeframe that matches initial projections.

A new ride in Vegas opening on time... How can this be? Where are the delays? Whereís the Indiegogo campaign to pay for the rollercoaster track?

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Still MIA At Rio, VooDoo Zip Line Suffers A Crowd-Funding Flop

Where: 3700 W. Flamingo Road [map], 89103
November 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM | by | Comments (3)

Weíre still waiting on Rioís new VooDoo Zip Line. Originally scheduled to open in August, VooDooís most recent projected opening date was early November. Confident that this time they finally got it right, we made a trip over to Rio to have a look (and catch a little WSOP action). What we found didnít surprise us, but left us disappointed once again.

For a zip line that is supposed to be opening right now, thereís a discouraging lack of line upon which to zip. The latest construction update is full of flashy cuts featuring people using tools, telling us that something is happening, but what? Where are the ride vehicles? Where is the zip lineís line?

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GameWorks Won't Be In Play Again Until 2014

Where: 6605 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89119
November 1, 2013 at 1:39 PM | by | Comment (1)

If you were hoping to score a bit of extra fun for the holidays with the Vegas return of GameWorks, we've bad news. Yep, another Vegas delay to report. But, this one almost seems as if it were destined to happen.

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Goodbye, Goretorium... Hello, Sin City Scare Fair

Where: 121 E Sunset Road [map], 89119
October 22, 2013 at 2:04 PM | by | Comment (1)

Weíre still scratching our heads over Goretoriumís decision to close up shop just before the Halloween season kicked off. Fortunately, a new player has emerged in the Las Vegas haunted attraction scene to fill the void. At first glance, Sin City Scare Fair sounds a lot like Goretorium. Walk-through haunted attraction? Check. Celebrities from popular TV horror shows? In attendance. Zombie-themed vodka? Theyíre a sponsor. Thatís, however, where the similarities end.

The most important difference between Goretorium and Scare Fair? People donít leave Scare Fair feeling like they were ripped off. And, with lower ticket prices and more to offer, this new seasonal attraction seems much more likely to succeed. We were invited to attend the Sin City Scare Fair this past weekend to see just what kind of horrors they had in store. A quick glance at their website left us impressed. Two haunted houses, a burial simulator, some type of go-kart race against the dead, a pumpkin patch, and celebrities from both The Walking Dead and American Horror Story. Not bad, not bad, at all.

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