Rush Speed & Thrill Park
around a few years and started with just the giant "Ultimate
Rush" 180 foot tall swing. Just looking at it sends a chill
up your spine. I didn't want to ride a swing from that height. Well,
Curt, the park manager talked me into it. After thinking about it
for a few minutes, it occurred to me that in all the years it's
been looming in the Grand Sierra parking lot, no one has died from
riding on it. No one's been injured. What makes me think I'll be
the first? OK. Let's fly...and fly you will. With a little bit of
adventure and maybe some prodding from Curt, this can be the rush
of a lifetime. Age doesn't matter. People from the ages of 4 to
87 have done it and come away laughing...it's that safe. I'll do
it again. Unfortunately, the slingshot ride wasn't open during my
visit. That thing shoots you up on bungee cords.
I drove on
two of the three go-kart tracks, the slick oval and the road course.
The road course is more fun because of all the curves, but the oval
is more challenging because it's slick. Enjoyed them both.
have more relaxing attractions at the park. Try the bumper cars
(well maybe not all that relaxing) or the beautiful 18 hole miniature
golf course. Unlike most miniature golf courses, these greens aren't
smooth and level. Be ready for a challenge when you play this one.
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to the Grand Sierra on the corner of US 395 and Glendale Avenue,
1/4 miles south of I-80 From downtown Reno, go east on 2nd Street
for about two miles and look for the big white towers. Please
take time to visit their web