|Waving good-bye to my guys at The Roller Coaster
Most of you may be aware that due to the nature of my blog, I don’t accept guest posts, but today I’m making an exception for The Roller Coaster at the New York-New York Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. (As an aside, they used to call it The Manhattan Express but I don’t know why they changed it).
Why today of all days?
Because I am a complete and utter wimp who didn’t go on The Roller Coaster at the New York-New York Hotel – only my two boys did . . .
Hey, the way I figure it, the guide I use is called Frommer’s 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up - so as long as I take my kids to these places, I’m covered. And before you get huffy, no where does it actually say in the guidebook that I have to also participate in the activities.
|This is where I safely stood . . .
So without further ado . . . my oldest son’s guest post . . .
Hi, I’m the infamous M.
Our last morning in Vegas, we started off at a local diner restaurant near our hotel. My brother was already talking about the 67 mph rollercoaster that he wanted to go on that I honestly didn’t want to go on. I had just eaten huge pancakes and I just didn’t seem interested.
Of course when we go to the New York- New York Hotel……… I wanted to go.
|The Roller Coaster at New York-New York Hotel/Casino
The minimum height for the ride is 54 inches so I saw some kids get kicked out of the ride. The rollercoaster car was a very long taxi with seats in it. So when it was my turn I got on with my brother. It started slow for maybe 20 feet, then it was a steep climb to the start of the roller coaster.
When launched down the other side of the steep rail we all screamed, and then it happened again except not so fast. Then came the loop and a lot of colorful words.
Mom comment: I figure it doesn’t count if I don’t hear it . . .
After the gigantic loop came a series of bunny-hops which had your stomach lurching the entire way. Then you went upside down for about 15-20 very long seconds and you did some twisty turns and then before you know it you are back where you started.
If you do choose to do this, which I recommend, your legs feel wobbly and unsupportive. It’s ok, it happens to everybody.
Overall the ride was fun and everybody should ride it if visiting the fabulous Las Vegas.
Thanks to my wonderful son, M, for providing his input for my blog . . . Mom loves you . . .
Vegas thrill rides . . . 62 places down, 438 to go.