Before the Great War, Primm's Bison Steve Hotel was a popular stopover for tourists traveling along I-15. The expansive El Diablo rollercoaster weaving around the entirety of the property served as a tourist attraction for the hotel and casino.
After the war, the rollercoaster track has fallen into disrepair, with the only car found crashed to the ground between the two casinos. In recent times, a handful of escaped convicts have taken positions along these tracks, trying to shoot anyone who comes into range. There is an exit to the track from the second floor of the Bison Steve.
- It is possible to get to the highest point of the roller coaster by following the track from behind the hotel or using the door on the second floor of the hotel. However, there are no items or anything else to interact with.
- Across the street in the Vikki and Vance Casino, a framed newspaper article reports a resident being "splattered" on the roller coaster tracks.
El Diablo rollercoaster appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenes
- Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p. 44: "Primm
Pre-war, Primm was "budget Vegas", a tiny town where Californians could go to gamble, the shortest distance between their wallets and a hole in the ground. Now it's not much of a settlement at all, poorly populated to begin with and more treacherous since the Powder Gangs broke out of prison. The landscape of Primm is dominated by a few empty ranch homes, the rubble of the town's main streets and store-fronts, and a small NCR camp set up southwest of town to prevent Convicts from pushing further south to the NCR's Mojave Outpost. The townsfolk, now without a sheriff after he was murdered by Gangers, are hold up across the road from the Mojave Express Couriers, in the down-trodden old Vikki & Vance Casino. Low on supplies, the townsfolk can't hold out much longer, and the Convicts' presence continues to build as they've recently commandeered the larger Bison Steve Casino and Hotel, patrolling the unstable El Diablo rollercoaster and wrecking the remaining grandeur this place once had. Primm faces a grim reality; there are few people here to keep order."
(Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide faction profiles)
- Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition pp. 385-388: "[4.17] Primm
Pre-War, Primm was "budget Vegas", a tiny town where Californians could go to gamble, the shortest distance between their wallets and a hole in the ground. Now it's not much of a settlement at all, poorly populated to begin with and more treacherous since the Powder Gangs broke out of prison. Wastelanders have scouted out Primm for a settlement in recent years, but even at its "prime," it was unlikely to have had a large population. To attempt to woo potential travelers along the then-freeway, two "themed" casinos where built around the exploits of two desperadoes from ancient history, and an archaic (and now highly dangerous) rollercoaster."
(Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)
- Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p. 386: "16. El Diablo Rollercoaster
The red marks on the guide map indicate sections of track that can’t be accessed, usually from one direction. This is a favored sniping spot for two to three Escaped Convicts, so beware of being shot when you investigate the coaster tracks. You can also move up onto the lower of the two roof sections, and the awning above the ground entrance (where there’s the following items). Use the coaster to reach the upper entrance into the Bison Steve Hotel (Location F) if you want to Sneak down and tackle the foes. Otherwise, this offers excellent views, or sniping attack points down to the Convicts milling about the street between the Casinos."
(Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)