Skip to main content
  1. Travel
  2. City Guides

El Loco roller coaster opens at Circus Circus in Vegas

See also

After a few delays in its actual debut, the new El Loco roller coaster thrilled riders at the Circus Circus Adventuredome in Las Vegas yesterday ( according to a PR Newswire report published 2/19/2014 ). The first riders of the new coaster raved about it, including one rider who called it the best ride ever after having ridden over 60 coasters in his life.

The new coaster features a 72-second thrill excursion involving a 90-foot ascent, lateral hairpin turns, negative vertical G drops, and a 180-degree turn that culminates in a barrel roll. Attaining a maximum speed of 45 m.p.h., El Loco has small four-person cars that feature surround-sound speaker systems belting out Latin, Hip-Hop, and Rock music tracks. The smaller ride vehicles allow tight and fast turns relative to some coaster cars.

This El Loco is the only indoor coaster of its kind in the US and the second indoor coaster of its type in the world. El Loco coasters, designed by S & S Worldwide, are located in Indiana, the UK, France, Australia, and China.

Ticket costs for the new coaster are $10 for a single ride or as an inclusion in the purchase of a $29.95 Adventuredome Premium all-day ride pass (which is a better deal for multiple rides on El Loco and other rides).

The Adventuredome is the world's largest indoor theme park and also features a second roller coaster (the Canyon Blaster) that has been operational for years. The theme park is open 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. until midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays.

Ride on...

Cheers...

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Terror tweet
    Girl arrested after 'joke' tweet to American Airlines was reported as an act of terrorism
    Video
    Tweet Gone Bad
  • Chris Christie
    See which celebrities turned to the knife to make their dreams come true
    Camera
    16 Photos
  • Easter eggs
    Craft delicate, hand-painted eggs with flowers and other designs celebrating spring
    Camera
    Easter Eggs
  • J. K. Rowling
    J. K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' will be a triology
    Video
    New Book
  • Bully
    NFL superstar threatens LAX airport security, police with bomb
    Top News
  • Working from home
    Working from home can be an exciting venture. Get tips to ensure productivity
    Camera
    Get Tips

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!