Sahara shuts down roller coaster ahead of May 16 closure
3 May 2011
The Sahara hotel-casino has shut down its roller coaster in preparation for its closure in less than two weeks.
The roller coaster closed Sunday, a representative from the hotel said. The ride first opened in 1999 when the Sahara renovated and opened its NASCAR Café.
The Sahara will close on May 16 after nearly six decades. The hotel’s current owner, SBE Entertainment Group, which is run by Sam Nazarian, announced the closure on March 11, stating “the continued operation of the aging Sahara was no longer economically viable.”
Milton Prell opened the hotel-casino in 1952.
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