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Guide To The Adventuredome at Circus Circus

May 24, 2014 5:00 AM

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When the kids are out of school and the summer heat begins, locals look for places to go for a little excitement. Thankfully, Las Vegas’ only amusement park is safely ensconced in a climate-controlled pink dome. The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino is Nevada’s only indoor theme park, encompassing five acres of rides and activities. The wild west-themed park has a total of 25 rides, including the world’s only indoor double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster – the Canyon Blaster. The Adventuredome also has diversions like a 18-hole miniature golf course, mini bowling and Batman-themed laser tag.
The Adventuredome at Circus Circus
2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 794-3939
www.adventuredome.com
What’s New?

New to the Adventuredome this year is the El Loco roller coaster. The coaster is an adrenaline junkie’s dream come true. A 72-second ride starts with a 90-foot ascent followed by a high lateral G hairpin turn into a straight-down negative G dive. Riders experience a feeling of flying in El Loco’s aerodynamic four-person cars. Riders must be 48 inches tall for this “crazy” ride.

Premium Rides

Roller coasters aren’t the only thrill rides you’ll find at this theme park. The gravity-defying Disk ‘O will have your stomach in knots as it spins you into orbit, the Sling Shot will shock you as it propels you up a 100-foot tower and the Inverter will leave you dizzy with its 360-degree rotations. The list of premium rides is rounded out with Lazer Blast laser tag and the whirling, twirling Chaos. Other can’t-miss rides include the classic Canyon Cars bumper cars and the Sand Pirate, a classic theme park swinging ship.

For the Little Ones

Families with smaller children won’t be left out at Adventuredome. Little ones will love the Circus Carousel, the Miner Mike’s train ride and the Drifters, a bright balloon Ferris wheel that lifts riders 60 feet into the air. Take time out from the rides for a little miniature golf or explore the carnival and video games on the midway (not included in the all-day ride pass). Guests over 33 inches tall can visit one of two movie theaters, the FX 4D Theater featuring “Dora the Explorer” and “Spongebob Squarepants” or the Extreme Ride Theater featuring the frozen adventures of “Happy Feet.”

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Snack Attack

Hungry guests can stop by the Main Snack Bar for hot dogs, pizza, sodas and other treats. For the adults, beer, wine and specialty cocktails are available at the Cactus Bar. Several other casual dining options are available outside of the Adventuredome in the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. Visit the famous Circus Circus midway located in the casino to watch free circus acts and play premium carnival games.

General Info

The Adventuredome at Circus Circus is open seven days a week, with extended hours in the summer and on holidays. There is no charge for admission and visitors can purchase single-ride tickets or an all-day ride pass. All-day ride passes are $29.95 for guests that are 48 inches or taller and $16.95 for guests under 48 inches (juniors). Parking is free in any of the Circus Circus Hotel lots. You can pick up coupons for $5 off an all-day pass at participating Albertson’s stores and Sonic restaurants. Nevada residents with a state I.D. are also eligible for $2 off and military discounts may be available.

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Christa Emmer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in broadcast journalism. She has experience as a news writer, editor and producer in television news. Christa has been a Las Vegas resident for more than 20 years. Follow her on twitter @ChristaEmmer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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