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Crazy! El Loco roller coaster turns one with discounts for fans

How to ride El Loco for free, or at least at a discount

Adventuredome's El Loco celebrates its first birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 18, with two-for-one tickets for the 72-second roller coaster ride. Better yet, turn up wearing the ride’s black-and-yellow color scheme and ride for free.

The coaster, located in the theme park at Circus Circus, reaches a maximum speed of 45 miles per hour.  Four riders fit in mini-carriages, which are rigged with surround-sound music pumping out Latin, hip-hop and rock beats.

The ride starts with a 90-foot ascent, a hairpin turn and a lateral portion that turns riders 45 degrees, pulling guests out of their seats. A 180-degree turn races into a barrel roll, followed by a reverse 240-degree roll that zooms into an inverted drop before coming to a complete stop.

Guests riding El Loco on Wednesday can also nab two-for-one tickets on Canyon Blaster, the world's only indoor double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster that flies at 55 miles per hour.

El Loco is included in the purchase of a $29.95 Adventuredome premium all-day ride pass or as a $10 single ride ticket. Passengers must be at least 48 inches to ride.

Info: Adventuredome, (702) 794-3939


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