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Desperado Roller Coaster

31900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Primm, Nevada 89019 USA

$
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Budget
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“Hypercoaster”

Desperado is a hypercoaster located in Primm, Nevada, United States at the Buffalo Bill's Hotel and Casino a part of the Primm Valley Resorts complex.According to the roller coaster database, Desperado was one of the tallest roller coasters in the world at the time of being built. It features a 60-degree, 225ft drop; a 209ft lift hill; and top speeds around 80 mph. On the 2 minute, 43 second ride, riders will experience almost 4 Gs. A portion of the ride runs through the interior of the casino. The coaster was listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's tallest roller coaster in 1996. It is the only Hypercoaster in the state of Nevada. The ride was provided by Arrow Dynamics and fabricated by Intermountain Lift, Inc.HistoryLooking to attract people driving by on adjacent Interstate 15 to his new casino, Buffalo Bill's, which opened on May 14, 1994, Gary Primm contracted Arrow Dynamics to build a highly-visible roller coaster. The roller coaster opened to the public on August 11, 1994, as one of the tallest and fastest roller coasters in the world. The ride's 209ft lift hill was the tallest in the United States, second behind only the Pepsi Max Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in England. Its drop length of and top speed of 80mph were ranked second in the country behind Kennywood's Steel Phantom, which featured a slightly longer drop of and a higher top speed of 85mph. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Desperado in its 1996 publication as the tallest roller coaster in the world.

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February 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

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Desperado Roller Coaster

31900 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Primm, Nevada
89019 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking
  • Free Parking
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