Desperado

Roller coaster
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Desperado
Desperado (Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino) 2005 01.jpg
Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino
Location Primm, Nevada, USA
Coordinates 35°36′55″N 115°23′05″W / 35.615227°N 115.384778°W / 35.615227; -115.384778
Status Standing but not operating
Operated August 11, 1994 to October 2019
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Hyper Coaster
Designer / calculations Ron Toomer
Type Steel - Hyper
Riders per train 30
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 209 feet
Drop 225 feet
Top speed 80 mph
Length 5843 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 60°
Duration 2:43
G-Force 4
HELP

Desperado is an Arrow Dynamics steel hyper roller coaster located at Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino in Primm, Nevada, USA. Opened in 1994, it is the third hyper coaster to ever be built. A portion of the roller coaster runs through the interior of the casino. The ride's supports were designed by Ride Centerline.[1] The ride last operated in October 2019 and is currently closed along with the rest of the hotel and casino.[2]

Design

Elements

Color scheme

Yellow track and beige supports.

Trains

3 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 30 riders per train.

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Tallest roller coaster drop
tied with
Steel Phantom

1994 - July 1996
Preceded by
Magnum XL-200
Tallest roller coaster drop
tied with
Steel Phantom

1994 - July 1996
Succeeded by
Fujiyama
Fastest roller coaster
tied with
Steel Phantom

1994 - July 1996
Preceded by
Magnum XL-200
Fastest roller coaster
tied with
Steel Phantom

1994 - July 1996
Succeeded by
Fujiyama