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Well, we should have crossed our fingers, knocked on wood, tossed some salt over our shoulder and wished on a star 'cause, unfortunately, we were the crazy ones. Our @sammasseur stopped by The Adventuredome over the weekend and saw a ride still not fully constructed.
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During its original ten year run, the swashbuckling performance served as one of the greatest examples of the city’s family friendly era. Its more recent rendition, full of scantily-clad women and poorly crafted jokes, could be viewed cynically as a representation of the party pits and 6:5 blackjack payouts that many Strip casinos are now known for. With one of Vegas’ most iconic attractions no longer in action, we thought it an appropriate time to check up on the remaining free Las Vegas Strip shows.
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Over the past few months, with a litany of delays and questionable marketing techniques, Rio has shown us how not to launch a new attraction. Downtown’s monstrous Slotzilla hasn’t fared much better. Fortunately for thrill seekers, Circus Circus is on top of things when it comes to adding a new Las Vegas thrill ride. Who would have guessed?
The Adventuredome, the indoor amusement park at Circus Circus, announced the new El Loco rollercoaster at the beginning of the year. Along with the news came a projected opening date of December 2013. If the VooDoo Zip Line or Slotzilla construction schedules are to be used as guides, we should realistically expect a mid to late 2014 opening, right? We were pleasantly surprised when we checked in and found not only a bustling construction site, but also an expected opening timeframe that matches initial projections.
A new ride in Vegas opening on time... How can this be? Where are the delays? Where’s the Indiegogo campaign to pay for the rollercoaster track?
Now in its 11th year, Fright Dome already has its
nose ax to the grindstone, announcing recently that it will be more creeptastic than ever with six haunted houses rather than five. One will be themed around THE COLLECTION while another will be based on THE COLLECTOR.
One of those houses will be called "Hotel Argento" and only those with fast passes will be allowed inside. Oh, and.. you'll need to enter alone. ALONE. (Insert horrified gif here)
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The resorts of MGM, erm, Resorts will make Las Vegas twice as fabulous again this year with the return of Fabulous Las Vegas. The now annual LGBT celebration has been moved back a few months, though, to run concurrent with Las Vegas' also annual PRIDE parade and festival. Fabulous was held in July last year (and August before that), but will run September 3-8 this time around. PRIDE's festivities typically occur in September and are set for September 6-7 this year.
Fabulous Las Vegas -- which attracts hundreds of participants -- will see events up and down The Strip, from PRIDE Family Bingo at Circus Circus to Temptation Sundays at Luxor. (Psst, you can experience both outside of this week, too, if you can't make it but still want to be, you know, fabulous.) Deals will also be offered for Zarkana at Aria, Zumanity at New York-New York and stand-up comedy shows by Margaret Cho and Kathy Griffin at The Mirage. At least a half dozen restaurants will discount dining as well.
The Chuck Jones Experience at Circus Circus has gone kaput. Tucked waaaaay at the back of the property, it celebrated the life and work of artist and cartoonist Chuck Jones, the director of the Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig cartoons. And, once opened, well, we never heard much about it again.
We attended the exhibit launch back in January 2012 and felt that, even at $19.95, very casual fans would be surprised, and maybe disappointed, at how much of a tribute it was to the man. And, not his creations.
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The closure of Bill's Gambling Hall makes Casino Royale one of the last low roller casinos remaining on The Strip. Whether you want $1 beer or you're in the mood for a Cinnabon or if you just want to play $5 craps, Casino Royale has it all. While many casinos on The Strip offer poor odds for most casino games, Casino Royale has some of the best inexpensive gaming. That said, they're not the only place you can gamble for cheap, nowadays.
You won't find low roller limits on The Strip at newer casinos like Aria or Cosmopolitan, but you will find $5 and $10 blackjack at a variety of other casinos up and down The Strip. Availability on these games depend on the day and time you visit, but $5 or $10 blackjack can be had at Luxor, Excalibur, New York-New York, Bally's, Harrah's, Treasure Island, Circus Circus, Riviera and the Stratosphere.
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:
Holly Madison surprised and shocked us a few weeks ago. For the most part she's been out of the Vegas limelight since leaving Peepshow. First of all, this writer didn't realize that she frequented The Steakhouse at Circus Circus. It's not one of the celebrity hotspots we're used to seeing her at. But, we digress. The real shocker from Holly was the following tweet about the butter at The Steakhouse:
Had an amazing dinner @circusvegas Steakhouse as always-they need to bring back the cow-shaped butter, tho!— Holly Madison (@hollymadison) January 7, 2013
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Even though Electric Daisy Carnival isn't until the end of June (June 21-23), hotel rates are already significantly higher than they were for EDC this time last year.
If you're planning on attending this year's party, be sure to act quick! We've collected the initial rates below from some of the hotels we recommended last year. EDC also did everyone a solid when they partnered with a few of the bigger hotels, including Luxor, New York-New York, MGM Grand, Aria, and the Bellagio. You can check the discounted rates here. As of now, some of them are cheaper than the hotels below. For example, Circus Circus is cheaper if you go through the EDC website at $87/night, and a room at the Luxor is $135/night.
By the way, three-day passes to EDC are still available. They're priced at $500 for those over 21. Single day admissions aren't being offered this year, but a lay-a-way plan is!
Circus Circus has won the approval of zoning officials to move forward with plans for a water park. But, don't get too excited because it's sounding like you may need to be a guest in order to access it.
In seeking a green light for the project, Circus Circus has filed more documents which reveal more precise details about the endeavor. First, contrary to our initial interpretation of governmental-ese, the water park won't replace Circus' KOA campground, after all. Instead, the attraction will be located south of the RV park between Circus Circus Manor and the hotel's Skyrise Tower. New filings state there will be no direct access to the water park. Instead, guests will be required to access it through the hotel-casino's Skyrise Tower. Here's what visitors will find once they arrive:
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Why have just two water parks when you can have three?
After years of having none at all, two water parks are slated to open in Vegas in 2013 -- Wet 'N' Wild will make its return, but not to the Strip, in May 2013 while Cowabunga Bay will pop up, off Strip, next summer, too. But, there could be good news for all of us who still lament the loss of a Strip-front water park -- Circus Circus wants to build one now, too.