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Ok, you don't really need to bring ice skates with you to Vegas. We are a desert, after all. But, we're also a hospitality town... and we've totally taken care of that for you!
The Venetian and Palazzo have fired up their annual holiday tree of lights and will soon host Strip-side ice skating for all to enjoy for the third year in a row. Part of the resorts' Winter in Venice festivities, ice skating (ok, not real ice but close enough) will be offered November 18 through January 5. Hours will be daily from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission will be $14.95 and includes a skate rental. If you're a Nevada resident or a Grazie Players Club member, you can shave five bucks off that.
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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?
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We’re still waiting on Rio’s new VooDoo Zip Line. Originally scheduled to open in August, VooDoo’s most recent projected opening date was early November. Confident that this time they finally got it right, we made a trip over to Rio to have a look (and catch a little WSOP action). What we found didn’t surprise us, but left us disappointed once again.
For a zip line that is supposed to be opening right now, there’s a discouraging lack of line upon which to zip. The latest construction update is full of flashy cuts featuring people using tools, telling us that something is happening, but what? Where are the ride vehicles? Where is the zip line’s line?
If you were hoping to score a bit of extra fun for the holidays with the Vegas return of GameWorks, we've bad news. Yep, another Vegas delay to report. But, this one almost seems as if it were destined to happen.
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We’re still scratching our heads over Goretorium’s decision to close up shop just before the Halloween season kicked off. Fortunately, a new player has emerged in the Las Vegas haunted attraction scene to fill the void. At first glance, Sin City Scare Fair sounds a lot like Goretorium. Walk-through haunted attraction? Check. Celebrities from popular TV horror shows? In attendance. Zombie-themed vodka? They’re a sponsor. That’s, however, where the similarities end.
The most important difference between Goretorium and Scare Fair? People don’t leave Scare Fair feeling like they were ripped off. And, with lower ticket prices and more to offer, this new seasonal attraction seems much more likely to succeed. We were invited to attend the Sin City Scare Fair this past weekend to see just what kind of horrors they had in store. A quick glance at their website left us impressed. Two haunted houses, a burial simulator, some type of go-kart race against the dead, a pumpkin patch, and celebrities from both The Walking Dead and American Horror Story. Not bad, not bad, at all.
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Who has time to go to the movies when visiting Las Vegas? Lots of people, apparently. There are roughly two dozen movie theater multiplexes in the area, and many of those are located inside casino resorts. Red Rock, South Point, Green Valley Ranch, The Orleans, Palms, The Cannery and Sam's Town all have multi-screen theaters. There’s even the U.A. Showcase 8 hidden away near MGM Grand on The Strip. But, if you’re feeling a little old school, consider a visit to the West Wind 6 Drive-In theater.
It seems ironic that this slice of Americana is thriving in a city of sin and excess. But for “ozoners,” the affectionate nickname for drive-in devotees, there is nothing that can duplicate the experience of sitting in your car, munching on popcorn and enjoying the show. Remember that scene in Grease where Danny (John Travolta) pined for his Sandy (Olivia Newton John) under the big drive-in screen? Those speaker poles are gone now (replaced with FM radio sound), but you can still hang out by the swing sets and watch the dancing snacks.
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We joked about SkyVue offering pre-sale tickets as a way to finish funding a second observation wheel in Vegas. Little did we know that we'd be writing about this seriously just a few days later. Not for SkyVue, though, but for Rio's VooDoo Zip Line.
Yes, the sky-high, sit-and-ride attraction once due to open in August (and then September and now November from the sound of things), has fired up an indiegogo crowd-sourcing page for "final funding," as first reported by Vegas Rover on Facebook.
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The Cosmo has announced that Boulevard Pool will transform into an ice rink starting Friday, November 22. New this year, even an bigger skating area as well as new eats and sips. Last year's fire pits, picnic tables and Adirondack chairs will all make a comeback as well as Date Skate Mondays which will feature the backdrop of holiday movies broadcast on The Cosmo's mega-marquee.
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Venetian really likes to go all in with their seasonal theme events. Their Chinese New Year exhibit was something to see. Their, hopefully, annual Winter in Venice completely takes over the front of the resort. And now, Carnevale, a summer-long celebration of events, has kicked into high gear. It's a really diverse selection of experiences. They claim 300 activities and it looks plausible. The full calendar is here. They keep updating and many events are free. We recommend you take a look. There's a lot going on.
Everything from fashion shows, celebrity chefs, and performers to a "Madame Tussauds Wax Figure" demonstration we're intrigued about. From June 12-18, along "restaurant row," a 3D painting will be created while you watch. It'll later go on permanent display.
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Hey, that pasties lady on Fremont Street shouldn't be allowed to have all the
nearly nude fun.
Next month, Downtown Vegas will host the Ho! Ho! Speed-Oh! run in benefit of Opportunity Village. If that name sounds familiar, it's the charity championed by Penn on this most recent season of Celebrity Apprentice.
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.
We're always curious to experience new things in Las Vegas. Even though the World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP) has been around for almost 10 years we needed to see what it was all about in person. The WSOBP was exactly what anyone would imagine, times 10.
The WSOBP is held in a ballroom that you probably never realized existed, far away on the second floor of the Flamingo. On the first day of WSOBP, there were about 100 tables set up. The action was chaotic with that many games going on at once. The loud up-tempo mix of rock, pop and hip-hop only made things feel as if they were moving faster. People were dancing, taunting, jumping around, drinking and having a great time.
Imagine the old beer pong area at O'Sheas, but 10 times larger. This was a bro event. There were bro's dressed like it was Sunday afternoon and there were bro's in uniforms and then there were two awful performing bro's in bath robes that probably used WSOBP as an excuse to visit Las Vegas (and who could blame them).