CIRCUS CIRCUS &
Las Vegas, NV
General News - (8/29/18) So what happened to kill off Fright Dome? According to a report posted to VitalVegas the decision of Circus Circus to give Fright Dome the boot was the result of months of drama and tense negotiations between the casino and Egan Productions when Egan began to demand a higher percentage of the profits. According to the report this may be a result of bad financial times for Egan Productions, as their high budget Saw themed Escape Room in Vegas is also said to not be doing too well. (I know I've yet to hear a report from anyone about how it really is...)
Meanwhile apparently the end of discussions came about when Circus Circus had simply had enough and felt that they could run their own haunt event in the future, so they pulled the plug on Fright Dome. Time will tell if the a new Haunt event takes over the indoor theme park in the next year or two.
(8/25/18) This is kind of late notice, and to be honest I’m a bit surprised, but the local news has confirmed that the popular Fright Dome haunt event will NOT be returning to Circus Circus this year. According to a statement from Egan Productions, the people behind Fright Dome, the decision was not theirs, but rather a choice on the part of Circus Circus to no longer hold the event in their Adventuredome theme park.
Helpful tip… while I haven’t seen it myself, if you’re in Vegas for the haunt season and looking for a new haunt, I’ve heard only great things about the Freaking Bros. Trilogy of Terror haunts on the west side of the city.
In other Adventuredome news, I’m told that the park’s Canyon Blaster coaster has finally reopened after being closed for the past five weeks or so after having the lift hill chain replaced.
???? - Rumored Mine Train Coaster - (6/26/18) You may recall that workcrews were clearing out a section of the closed flume ride below the coaster for a rumored 2018 project that never came to be (see below). They just cleared it out and set up a few tables down there for the time being. I'm guessing they'll get back to this eventually, but I'm still wondering what the end-game is here.
(4/20/17) A few new construction pictures shot inside the Adventuredome show off the current state of the construction taking place to prepare for something new where the remains of the old flume ride once were.
(1/31/17) So what’s going into the Circus Circus Adventuredome? Would you believe that they may be adding in the ‘Dome’s 4 roller coaster? A new video just posted to YouTube this month by Chance Rides is called “ChanceAdventuredome1075ft” and is described as, “Adventuredome Family Twister - Mine Train Family Coaster”. The layout shows a medium sized lift hill that immediately hits a 180 turn at the top and returns to finish the majority of the layout (a series of helix style turns) very close to where the station is located.
(1/7/17) A couple of new photos were sent in from the Adventuredome construction site, again showing off the large flat area now cleared out that was once used for the lower portion of the closed Rim Runner flume ride. With a large new flat open space, the site now looks perfect for a new flat ride perhaps. Anyone know more?
(1/4/17) I'm not quite sure what is planned, but a reader has sent in two photos from the Adventuredome showing off new construction activity. They tell us that the lower reservoir from the old Rim Runner water ride has been demolished and a new open space has been cleared out, likely for something new. Anyone know more?