The Stratosphere Tower’s proposed new
thrill ride is shorter and slower. But that isn’t swaying nearby residents who
still don’t want it in their neighborhood.
A large crowd was expected Thursday
night, when resort representatives return to the Las Vegas Planning Commission
seeking approval for a revised ride. The new design stands at 510 feet tall ””
32 percent shorter than the original. The speed of the roller coaster has also
been reduced from 120 mph to 93 mph.
continued and vocal opposition, city officials had hoped the hotel and its
neighbors could come to a compromise. But residents remain unswayed.
Sources tell GamingToday
that the Stratosphere may ask for yet another delay. That request may ”” or may
not”” be granted by the planning panel.