Length: 4,777 feet
Max Height: 203 feet
Biggest Drop: 144 feet
Max Speed: 67 mph
Ride Duration: 2 minutes, 45 seconds
Capacity: More than 1,000 people per hour on three 16-passenger trains
Designer: Togo Amusements
Special Features: High-speed dives and two inversions, including a unique heartline twist and dive, right on the Las Vegas Strip
Where can you experience towering drops, multiple loops and stunning views of the Strip?
Located on the popular intersection of Tropicana Ave. and Las Vegas Blvd., The Roller Coaster at New York -- New York is hard to miss. Set in a perfect postcard shot, its surroundings include a replica of the New York harbor, a 150-foot model of the Statue of Liberty as well as several of Manhattan's popular buildings. And to make things even more fun, the roller coaster trains are designed like New York taxicabs.
The ride begins with a steep hill, building great suspense and anticipation. Enjoy the aerial view of the south end of the Strip while you can, because before you know it, you're plummeting down a 144-foot drop. The intensity continues with loops, corkscrews and hills, speeding up to 67 miles per hour.
This isn't your average upside-down roller coaster. The loops on this ride are insane -- you'll twist and turn in ways you never imagined. The combinations of corkscrews, hills and the exhilarating, 180-degree heartline spiral will keep you gripping your harnesses.
After the ride, you'll feel surprisingly energized. Don't forget to stop and see your photo, which is available for sale.
Formerly called The Manhattan Express, The Roller Coaster made its debut on the Strip in January 1997. More than one million visitors experience the ride each year.
-- Review by Jeannie Borbe