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It wasn't that long ago that we were remarking that we were surprised it was still open. But, now there's something even more surprising to report about the King's Ransom Elvis exhibit at Binion's. It's now free.
After opening in August after a series of Vegas delays, the downtown "museum" had been charging folks $10 admission in order to see "personal treasures" of the King, from clothing and jewelry to the last car he ever purchased. But, a few days ago, the attraction announced that entry will now be complimentary to its Facebook fans:
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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.
Vegas gossip Norm Clarke has learned that, despite initial promises to the contrary, the Sirens of TI will not return by year's end. In fact, the long-running free attraction won't return to The Strip, at all.
Former Beatle Ringo Starr (or perhaps current Beatle if you're of the once a Beatle, always a Beatle crowd) plays two shows at the Pearl at the Palms this weekend (November 22-23, 8 p.m.). And, while tickets are still available from $70 to hear Mr. Starr seeing as he saw 50 years ago can be done for free.
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While the country certainly needs no excuse or special occasion to honor our veterans and active military personnel, Vegas is using Veterans Day to say thanks in a big way. Many of its resorts are offering specials and discounts as well as complimentary food and entertainment to our service men and women not only on November 11, but for some venues, throughout the entire month.
Below, we've compiled a list of the current deals. (Be sure to check back as we will keep updating it.) Remember to have your military IDs on hand when redeeming the offers, however, as all require proof of current or former service.
Three months ago, we told you about the shutdown of the
government Fall of Atlantis water fountain show at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The new show promised alot, including multiple screens, special effects, new characters, and more. Reps told us it would "rise" in October.
Well, October is here, and almost over, and the fountain show is not yet ready to re-open. But, we were able to take a picture that shows how the remodel is coming along.
"Mariachi that rocks your faces."
A rockin' mariachi band that loves metal and belly shirts? Sold. We haven't talked about Hard Rock's intimate Vinyl event venue since being mocked there by the Diceman back in March, but now we're making plans to head there again soon. And, you might want to pop in, too.
Vinyl is now hosting Metalachi, billed as the "world's first and only heavy metal mariachi band," just about every Monday through year's end. The group covers rock standards, by artists ranging from Ozzy to Guns N' Roses, but does so with traditional mariachi instruments. That already sounded awesome. And, then we viewed the accompanying video link:
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We're back with some helpful hints and tricks for everyone's (it's everyone's, right?) favorite comps earning Facebook game, MyVEGAS. If you aren't playing MyVEGAS by now, you can start immediately by going here.
Previously, I outlined my redemption of vast amounts of
free stuff comps rewards, which have been working out perfectly for my Vegas visits. However, when I went back to do a second round of redemptions recently, I noticed things had changed quite a bit! With increased game play and MGM Resorts' constant expected tinkering with prize availability and loyalty point costs, I noticed it was a little more difficult to get what I wanted. After some digging around, I found a few helpful hints and tricks that could help you get that beloved reward, too.
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Rarely will we, or anyone for that matter, recommend you go out of your way to visit Excalibur. But, that's exactly what we're going to do, so you know this has be good.
Why? To take in the sights and sounds of the all-female cover band, Dollface. Tucked away in a corner just off the casino floor at The Lounge, the ladies of Dollface rock out four nights a week (Thursday through Sunday) from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
You'll hear songs ranging from classics (Journey's Don't Stop Believing) to pop hits (Lady Gaga's Bad Romance) and even the occasional one hit wonder (PSY's Gangnam Style). And, while the draw of a sexy chick riding a fake horse and rapping in perfect Korean should sell you on its own, there's so much more to Dollface.
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Ever since we shared news that the Bellagio Fountains reward had been redeemed on MyVEGAS, the popular Facebook game by MGM Resorts that's proven to be the real deal when it comes to comps, we've wondered just who cashed in those one million loyalty points. Today, we have the answer. And, the picture.
Meet Eric and Sue Wiebusch. Eric surprised Sue with the special honor of choosing the music to which the iconic fountains dance as a 60th birthday present. The couple picked two songs then relaxed on the Prime patio with champagne in hand and friends at their side to take it all. Their song choices? God Bless the USA and Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds.
Well played, Eric. Well played. Both in real life and on Facebook. And, yes, we all apparently need to step up our Vegas game now.
This week, VegasChatter will introduce you to several new members of the team. First, we'd like to welcome @kenbelk, a recent Vegas transplant by way of Chicago. Ken impressed by spotting big things in the works for a popular free Vegas attraction, taking the initiative to snap pictures and even took to Twitter to find out what was up. A passion for Vegas, an eye for news and determination, too? +1.
Fall of Atlantis at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is getting a reboot. And, from the signs all around the barricaded fountain show, it appears the changes are plenty.
The show formerly featured three animatronic gods as well as a gigantic winged dragon. The story tells the ancient Greek tale of the sunken city of Atlantis. But really it's 10 minutes of siblings bickering and hurling fire and water at each other until the
old man King Atlas gives up and decides it would be easier to just sink the city rather than choose between his stuck up children.
VegasChatter member theduke282 let us know on June 25 that the top prize on MGM Resorts' Facebook game was sold out, but he wasn't sure if that meant someone had actually redeemed it, or if it was just removed as an offering.