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Circus Circus To Eventually Offer RV Park Again

Where: 2880 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
October 1, 2014 at 8:21 PM | by | Comment (1)

The RV park at Circus Circus has closed... but, not for good.

While KOA has motored to Sam's Town to take over the off-Strip property's campground, folks who love the open road won't have to travel that far afield forever. The Circusland RV Park was shuttered to make way for MGM Resort's City of Rock festival grounds, but we were surprised to learn that it will -- eventually -- reopen. Albeit, as a much smaller operation.

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When The Adventuredome Is A Fright (On Purpose)

Where: 89109
August 27, 2014 at 4:16 PM | by | Comments (2)

NOPE.

While the masses of excited children and quasi-drunk tourists who regularly pass through The Adventuredome at Circus Circus are a tad scary, it’s time for something truly frightening as the metallic pink dome shifts into Halloween mode with Fright Dome. Opening Friday, October 3, Fright Dome will celebrate the 40th anniversary of classic horror flick The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by dedicating one of its six haunted houses to the theme.

Horror director Tobe Hooper and writer Kim Henkel are teaming up with Fright Dome to, hopefully, deliver quite the terrifying haunt. Attendees will see scenes from the flick as well brave the over-the-top sets and eerily accurate actors Fright Dome has become known for.

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The KOA Campground At Circus Circus Is Closing Soon

August 15, 2014 at 7:47 PM | by | Comments (14)

In 2012, we thought plans for a pool complex at Circus Circus would wipe out its long, long time RV park. That didn't happen, nor did the pool expansion. But, it seems the clock has officially run out for the campground.

Next month, the KOA Circusland RV Park will close to make way for MGM Resort's City of Rock, a sprawling outdoor festival ground that will debut in May 2015 with the US arrival of Rock in Rio. The Los Angeles Times reports that a smaller RV park could eventually return, but you know how that tends to go in Las Vegas:

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These Little-Known Cards May Separate The WINners From The Losers

July 28, 2014 at 6:50 PM | by | Comments (5)

Sure, you know all about match plays and “lucky bucks,” but have you ever used a WIN card?

These promotional cards and accompanying casino chips are the hidden secret for advantage gamblers seeking a little extra edge at the tables. (Just don’t ask us why WIN is in all caps as it doesn’t appear to be an acronym. Perhaps, they don’t want you to realize you can still LOSE.)

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Why We're Loco For The Adventuredome

Where: 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
July 24, 2014 at 5:43 PM | by | Comments (3)

Here at VegasChatter, we love what’s new. It’s no surprise that we’ve covered El Loco, the most recent ride addition at The Adventuredome, quite a bit. But, what about the rest of the ‘Dome? It's been up and running for over twenty years, but is it worth your time? Or, is it a tourist trap better left for the Clark Griswolds of the world? This writer set out to answer these questions while conquering the new El Loco coaster during a recent visit to Circus Circus.

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What Does It Take To Succeed As A New Vegas Attraction?

June 26, 2014 at 4:10 PM | by | Comments (12)

When it comes to amusement parks and one-off thrill rides, Vegas is big on ideas. Execution is another story. For every Ferris wheel, water park, or rollercoaster that goes up, it seems there are three that never make it beyond a press release. And, those that do (eventually) open aren’t guaranteed success. We need look no further than the High Roller observation wheel to see proof of that. It’s not all bad, however, as there are a handful of attractions that have proved successful over the years. So, what makes them work? What does it take to run a successful attraction in Vegas?

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Taking A Spin On El Loco At The Adventuredome

Where: 2880 South Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
February 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM | by | Comment (1)

Tuesday afternoon brought the introduction of 1,300 feet of doughnut rolls, hairpin turns and inverted drops to The Adventuredome at Circus Circus, as the park's newest roller coaster, El Loco, debuted to the thrill-seeking public.

One of six El Loco models worldwide — Indiana, France, Great Britain, Australia and China play home to the other five — the electric yellow-and-black structure packs a powerful punch given its limited space. The 72-second ride commences with a climb at a speed of 14 feet per second before launching into a series of high-speed twists, turns, drops and rolls guaranteed to make you regret a poorly timed meal.

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Lost Vegas Photos From A Chazzy Gator

February 14, 2014 at 3:21 PM | by | Comments (4)

It's official. We've always enjoyed turning back the clock on Las Vegas through stories, books and videos, but Lost Vegas is our favorite series as it provides a chance to relive "the good ol' days" through the lenses of our doubly amazing readers.

VC fans have been filling our in-box with personal Lost Vegas photos and we've proudly been featuring them here. The latest to dust off his prints and show off his Sahara is Chazzy Gator. This shutterbug even captured the Casbar Theatre marquee. Fun fact: Who was the first person to get married at Caesars Palace? If you guessed a 20-year-old Charo (to 60-year-old bandleader Xavier Cugat in 1966), you're not only wicked smart but maybe spotted our tie-in. Feel free to leave David Brenner trivia in the comments below.

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When We Can Go Loco at The Adventuredome

February 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

When this writer's younger sister turned 16, I took her on New York-New York's roller coaster. It was her first time on a coaster. It was also her last. That means two things. One, I'm a horrible sister. And, two, I'm going to need to find another sucker sibling to climb into El Loco with me.

Circus Circus announced on Facebook earlier today that its much anticipated coaster will finally take off next week:

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Adventuredome’s New Coaster Is Almost Here! Are You Loco Enough To Test It Out?

Where: 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
January 14, 2014 at 6:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

As construction on the tangled web of bright yellow steel known as El Loco comes to a close, The Adventuredome is looking for eight volunteers foolish brave enough to ride the new roller coaster before it opens to the public. Interested parties can find contest details and submit entries on the park’s Facebook page.

Just when will El Loco debut? That’s still uncertain, but the answer seems to be sooner rather than later. Perhaps, learning from Slotzilla’s litany.. of.. delays, The Adventuredome has been a bit conservative in regards to revealing an exact opening date. When the ride was initially announced in early 2013, a December 2013 unveiling was anticipated. The park later revised that estimate, stating that first rides would be pushed back until the end of January. We’re willing to let that one slide, especially since The Adventuredome has done an awesome job of posting construction updates online.

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Oh Dear, We've Jinxed El Loco

Where: 2880 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
December 9, 2013 at 10:08 PM | by | Comments (2)

A month ago, we were excited to share that El Loco seemed to be on the verge of doing something completely crazy -- open on time this December.

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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With Sirens Out Of The Picture, A Reminder On What's Still Free On The Strip

Where: 89109
November 26, 2013 at 11:41 PM | by | Comments (6)

While most preferred the original buccaneers over the reincarnated Sirens, Vegas visitors were dismayed by the weekend news that Treasure Island pulled the plug on its free outdoor attraction.

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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