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It’s been just over a year since TI abruptly pulled the plug on its outdoor pirate spectacle. Original plans called for a brief hiatus during construction on a shopping mall located adjacent to the show’s viewing area. Instead, in late 2013, TI informed the Sirens of TI cast the production would not be returning. Few expected such a drastic move. Even TI staffers anticipated a revised show to emerge once construction settled down. Now, we’ve learned that an upgraded show actually was in the works and that it could have been The Strip’s latest tech marvel.
If you’re unaware because maybe you’re too hungover to cruise the Internet on New Year’s Day, January 1 is National Hangover Day. In honor of this holiday so many of us end up “celebrating” whether we would like to or not, Madame Tussauds at the Venetian is debuting The Hangover Experience.
Even if you don’t end up having an epic night that ends with Mike Tyson and a tiger, you can still immerse yourself in all the debaucherous glory that is The Hangover. Opening to the public at 4 p.m. New Year's Day, the exhibit will feature a 1,100-square-foot replica of the movie’s now famous hotel room, a smashed replica of a Las Vegas Metropolitan police car and a wedding chapel. No word yet on if there will be replicas of Stu’s missing tooth added to the gift shop when this opens.
The New Year will bring new admission rates for downtown's Mob Museum. As of January 1, pricing will increase for adults as well as for seniors, military, law enforcement and teachers.
While only a bump of two bucks for each category (adults will see a hike from $19.95 to $21.95 while seniors, military, etc. will see rates go from $15.95 to $17.95 per person), there is a way to keep 2014's pricing. For adults, at least. Just buy your admission online to keep it just under twenty bucks.
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This Friday will see the return of two ice rinks to the Strip, but only two. Venetian, the original purveyors of traditional winter fun on Las Vegas Boulevard, decided to hang up its skates this season, however, Cosmopolitan and Caesars Palace will still be in the game.
Today, Caesars officials announced the return of their self-described Caesars Chalet which will once again be located Stripside. Both the Chalet and Cosmo's Ice Rink (a transformed Boulevard Pool) will debut November 21 while Caesars' attraction will run slightly longer closing January 11 instead of January 4 like its competitor.
After a presentation based on the always strong defense of 'they got to do it so why can't we,' Clark County zoning officials decided they just couldn't get on board with a proposal to place an amusement park in the heart of the Strip.
Plans for the London Thrill park first came to light in March 2013. The project would have replaced all those cheapo vendors across from CityCenter. (You may not know this, but the same company owns all the land that runs from the Harley Davidson Cafe to Smith & Wollensky.)
Aria recently opened a new spot for gaming. That’s gaming, not gambling.
The resort has traded in its previous coin-operated arcade on the second floor promenade for a new, state-of-the-art Game Room. The venue includes a bank of giant 50-inch TVs with a choice of PlayStation 4s and Xbox Ones available for play. Guests will find Call of Duty and Lego Marvel Super Heroes, rather than Space Invaders and Centipede. There are nearly 20 different games to chose from and the catalogue will be updated often to include popular titles.
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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a drunken tourist! You might catch a Superman busker working for tips under the SlotZilla zipline on Fremont Street on any given day, but now you can be your own superhero and fly down the newly opened “zoomline!” The $17 million attraction over downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont Street Experience is now fully functioning with the 77 ft. “zipline” ($20) option on the lower level and the higher 114 ft. “zoomline” ($40) above.
The additional line opened August 31 and has been gaining new riders through word of mouth and the obvious wow factor of pedestrians looking up to see excited (or, occasionally, terrified) riders fly through the air above them. Aside from the obvious higher height, riders of the zoomline will be able to fly through the air in prone position, a.k.a. superhero-style. The kicker is, the higher zoomline starts out over the Fremont Street Experience canopy, adding yet another layer of why-did-I-do-this?!
After trying Groupon, giving away passes at the blackjack table, knocking $5 off for guests of The Quad and Flamingo, offering locals discounted rides every Tuesday evening, trimming pricing for the summer and adjusting the ages of who can ride free, the latest
gimmick promotion is aimed at those with kids in tow.
You're running out of time to save five bucks on The High Roller, although there are still ways to score passes at a discount or even free, including spending some time in a Caesars casino. Especially, if you were going to make your way to a blackjack table, anyway.
Starting September 2, admission for the world's tallest observation wheel will be adjusted as follows:
In addition to seeing more than 2,000 animals, guests can now get up close and personal with select creatures such as stingrays, green sea turtles and zebra sharks. The new Animal Encounters include the Stingray Feed, Sea Turtle Feed and, if you’re brave enough, the Shark Feed.
The Mirage better prepare itself for swooning guests who will be succumbing to cuteness overload at the sight of the newest additions to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Three white lion cubs, all boys, have arrived at the Strip attraction straight from Johannesburg, South Africa.
The three brothers, not to be confused with VegasChatter’s 3Brothers, are named Madiba (the tribal name of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela), Timba-Masai and Freedom.