The Adventuredome opened on August 23, 1993 with only four rides. Today, it features 25 rides and attractions.
The indoor theme park took one year to build at a cost of $90 million.
The Adventuredome is 200 feet high and is fully enclosed by 8,615 panes of glass. Each pane of glass weighs more than 300 pounds.
Great for kids and the kids-at-heart, the Adventuredome inside Circus Circus proves you can go crazy in Vegas without the wild nightlife scene.
The five-and-a-half-acre Adventuredome is America's largest indoor theme park and features thrill rides, traditional carnival rides, laser tag, miniature golf, bumper cars, midway booths, an arcade, clown shows and so much more. The natural lighting, high ceilings and canyon fixtures throughout the property gives you the feel of the outdoors, so you don't feel claustrophobic in the least bit.
Adventuredome offers enough thrill rides to keep you busy all afternoon. The Sling Shot shoots up like a rocket launch at a shocking 4 G force, while the Canyon Blaster takes you on a dashing 55-mile-per-hour roller coaster ride complete with a double-loop and double-corkscrew track.
If you're ready to take a "spin" on the fun side, adventure seekers and music lovers alike can enjoy the excitement of Disk 'O, which moves at an astounding 14 rotations per minute on its 100-foot roller coaster track. You'll find yourself spinning and twirling in different directions the entire time.
Can't get enough of the spinning and twirling? The Inverter flips you at a full 360 degrees and leaves you hanging upside down, while Chaos spins you upside-down, backward and counterclockwise.
In December 2013, thrill seekers will have another reason to stop by the Adventuredome when Circus Circus newest coaster - El Loco opens. Riders on El Loco will ascend 70 feet before diving over and under in a backwards motion, experiencing a negative 1.5 "vertical-G."
Other unique elements on the new coaster will include a 45-degree outward banked turn and a 180-degree turn that races over the edge into a barrel roll. The 75-second ride will travel along 1,300 feet of track designed to fit into a small footprint in The Adventuredome.
For those wanting less heart-pounding thrills and more family fun, the 4-D Special FX Theatre features bubbles, water squirts and special effects that will have you giggling in your chair like a 4-year-old.
The Drifter Ferris wheel is a romantic ride if you're bringing a date, but seats up to four people if you're with friends or family. There is a merry-go-round (along with a bunch of kiddie rides) right next to it.
But the Adventuredome isn't just about the rides: The prizes at the midway booths have gone up a notch since we were kids. Sure, you can still win the typical oversized teddy bear or plush banana, but other prizes include Hello Kitty and Angry Bird dolls, as well as other popular icons. Come prepared with plenty of one dollar bills.
One thing you must do before leaving is the Adventuredome's Lazer Tag. Put your "Call of Duty" skills to the test, strap on your vest and let the fun begin. There are plenty of dark corners and hallways to hide in and get your opponents. See your score just outside the exit.
Vendor booths offer personal designed T-shirts, caricature drawings ($5 a person) and all sorts of novelty items. There are also photo booths scattered around the attraction. There's even a trampoline jump for the kids, too.
And of course, the attraction comes complete with all your favorite foods like funnel cake, soft pretzels, nachos and lemonade. The Adventuredome also offers a cocktail stand for adults.
Every Halloween, Adventuredome transforms into Frightdome, a scarefest which lasts through the month of October. Experience a handful of haunted houses and watch out for all the scary ghosts and goblins lurking throughout the area.
You can easily spend the whole day here. Whether you bring the kids or you're going on a date (you can cling on to each other after all the scary rides!), there's really no age limit here. And since you're indoors, it's guaranteed fun -- rain or shine.
-- Staff Report