There are a lot of things to love in Las Vegas: big casinos, exciting attractions, monsterous hotels and a collection of incredible thrill rides. The bad part about Las Vegas is the daytime temperatures, for which the majority of the year soar into the nineties and above making it a tough place to enjoy a day at an theme park.
But thanks to the smart folks at Circus Circus, visitors to Las Vegas can enjoy a day at a theme park without the heat, instead staying in the comfort of an indoor climate.
Adventuredome, the first indoor theme park in Las Vegas opened in 1993 as an addition off the rear of the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. As for the weather, it reamins the same day in and day out, a clear, comfortable 72 degrees in this incredible climate controlled environment.
While the climate is perfect, it is what is inside the dome that makes it so impressive. The main attraction out of more than a dozen exciting ones at the Adventuredome is the Canyon Blaster, an awesome double loop, double corkscrew roller coaster.
While most indoor coasters tend to be tame, the Canyon Blaster is wild! Custom designed by Arrow Dynamics to fit in the indoor amusement park, the Canyon Blaster earns itself the title "the world's largest indoor looping roller coaster."
Height: 94 feet
Max drop: 76 feet
Top speed: 45 mph
Length: 2,423 feet
2 Vertical Loops, Double Corkscrew, Enclosed Helix
Number of Trains:
2- 28 passenger trains, weighing 14,400 pounds each
48 inches tall
1 minute, 45 seconds
Las Vegas, Nevada
Canyon Blaster photos by Eric Gieszl. Copyright © 1998 Ultimate Rollercoaster.