Akita Retail and Events Center to get a roller coaster…

Breslin Builders is working with Chetak Development to move the existing Speed the Ride Roller Coaster from the Sahara Hotel and Casino to the south end of the Strip at the existing Akita Retail Center, 3999 Las Vegas Boulevard South, across from Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

Working with Premiere Rides (the original coaster designer and installer), the existing coaster will be relocated and reused as much as possible, with the mid-section being redesigned to work within and over the existing site and parking lot conditions, and allow for new and exciting curves and bends to be added to the ride.  The signature 224 foot vertical tower will be relocated and provide the turning point for the out-and-back style roller coaster.  The coaster uses a LIM (linear induction magnets) system to launch and further propel the coaster to speeds up to 70MPH.  Breslin Builders is provide design and associated engineering services for the site and launch building.

In addition to the roller coaster, Breslin Builders has designed a new night club/concert venue as part of the overall project.  The new 26,000+ square foot multi-story and multi-use building will provide needed concert, promotion, and nightclub space for the existing on-site radio station (KVEG 97.5 – which Breslin Builders provided design and construction services for in 2001).  In addition to the roller coaster and nightclub, a two-story 6,000 square foot restaurant space is being developed.

Breslin Builders is assisting Ballard Spahr with the land-use approvals from Clark County with approval anticipated the middle of January.

Renderings of the project are below: