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We know you are all just dying to ride the forthcoming Slotzilla zipline ride that will horizontally launch you down Fremont Street at 35 m.p.h. from a 108-foot-tall slot machine. Well, here's our latest update that will probably make you even more jittery if you've been on the fence about taking the leap.
First, the X9 Design Group have dropped a high-quality video rendering onto YouTube of how they perceive the final experience should look:
Strap in for yet more exclusive, up-to-the-minute VooDoo Zip Ride news. It's the so crazy it just might work attraction destined to fly you between the twin towers of the Rio and then back again... backwards. Three hundred and fifty seven feet up in the air. And, up to 33 miles an hour. We have the very latest details and also a video preview from the company building the ride.
Buried in an audio recording of a Paradise Town Advisory Board meeting, we received confirmation of a story we've been tracking. And, itís pretty wild.
Openings / Construction / Dinner In The Sky / Dining / Eating / Attractions / → All Tags
A few years ago, an ambitious company tried to convince us all that it was uber cool to dine while suspended high above it all. Now, they're making another go of it.
Once located over by Palace Station, Dinner in the Sky is changing its location, but not its goal. It plans to break ground later this month near Tropicana and Polaris (just off the Strip) where it expects to serve three-course (they say, 'gourmet,' but we just can't bring ourselves to type that just yet) dinners to anyone not scared of heights and willing to part with $290 bucks. Yes, pretty much $100 a course, but with wine pairings! And, a complimentary photo! Did we mention they say starting at $290? Oh, yes. You will have the opportunity to
pay them get more. (Interestingly, the pricing was $199 back in 2009. Also, if you really want to dig into the topic, check out this 2009 Review-Journal piece on how Steve Wynn successfully kept them from moving closer to his domain.)
The family friendly resort says it's taking out the amusement park's original Rim Runner flume ride and will replace it with El Loco, a roller coaster. Being touted as one of only a handful of coasters of its kind, El Loco will send four-person cars on a rip-roaring, 75-second thrill ride:
Fast forward two years to this past summer where news report listed Wayne Newton's project as stalled amid legal action and pretty much written off by all. But, don't count it out just yet.
Time to scratch lion feeding off your bucket list. Or, playing with lion cubs. It's one of those only in Vegas, maybe once in a lifetime experiences. And, located just minutes from the Strip.
In one of the dumbest moves of 2012, MGM Grand closed the much loved, casino floor Lion Habitat to be replaced by, well.. so far, a whole lot of nothing. Rumors say a live music stage. It sounds dreadful to us. The free lion exhibit always drew a healthy crowd, but that wasn't enough for the property so habitat owner Keith Evans vacated the resort and has been working on turning his Lion Habitat Ranch into a visitors attraction.
Operating on weekends, his substantial ranch is home to about 40 lions. And, right now, seven, eight-week-old lion cubs.
After you take away the gambling, the drinking, the eating, the sunbathing and the sleeping, what else is there to do in Vegas, really? Lots. From high octane thrills to more serene escapes, you could fill whole days by exploring Sin City's other attractions.
But, which ones are worth your time and which should be a pass? In this week's VegasChatter Originals, check out our untouched photos of nine Vegas venues to decide which should make your list.
This week our beloved East Coast Gambler is taking a well-deserved respite from blogging about players club, slot machines, coffee and steak. In his place is frequent Vegas Visitor, Joe K who will be telling us what he loves to do when he comes into town. Got your own Vegas tips to share? By all means, send 'em to us!
While you can't take mulligans in blackjack or craps, taking a break from the tables can be just what you need to take your mind off that last beating you took on a 20 vs. the dealer's 21!
The Callaway Golf Center is just south of Mandalay Bay and I have always meant to try it out, but never followed through. Yet, on my last trip, I had a Vegas Virgin on the roster and this was as good a time to try it out as any.
This is a short par-3 course and you don't have to worry about bringing your own clubs as rentals are just under $25. Better yet, if you golf after 4 p.m. you can get the happy hour special of nine holes, a golf cart and two beers for just $25!
Ferris Wheels / Observation Wheels / Attractions / Construction / Openings / SkyVue Las Vegas Super Wheel / → All Tags
It's been a while since we checked across from Mandalay Bay and spied on Skyvue, the "third largest" observation wheel in the world. Sorry, that's "Super Wheel." It'll be ready for your rotating pleasure late next year. But, now we think we have a clue as to what you'll discover back on earth after a whirl in their fancy sky pods.
Much talk has focused on the other wheel, part of the mid-Strip overhaul called The Linq, but opposite Mandalay Bay things are progressing much quicker and, on paper, it's looking like a formidable rival.
The lion habitat may be gone from MGM Grand and a lighted showroom for the hotel's new digs in their place (err, yeah... see below..), but that doesn't mean you can never see its cats again. They actually still live in the Las Vegas area on the Lion Habitat Ranch (see what they did there?), off The Strip.
A few weeks ago, the ranch started offering private tours and lion "trainer 4 a day" sessions to all who are interested. (Especially, those who prefer cats over dolphins.) For an unstated amount, you can spend three to four hours being a lion tamer and doing the following activities:
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There's a mini-flurry of activity on the atrium level of Luxor. A new sports-themed exhibit is nearing completion and it recently renovated the formerly dullsville food court. And, they've done a nice job. (Hey, c'mon, for fast food. It's not JoŽl Robuchon, we know.)