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Before the debut of Hershey's Chocolate World at New York-New York, some scoffed about buying chocolate which would only melt away in the desert heat as visitors continued their trek up or down The Strip. If that's you, there are four reasons to drop in, anyway: free samples, freshly made goodies you should really eat on the spot, a plethora of non-candy souvenirs and the chance to snap your photo with a costumed character that won't demand money before you walk away. (And, probably, the cleanest ones you'll find in Vegas, too.)
Officially one week old, the two-story monument to Hershey's is a direct in-your-face to M&M's World across The Strip (as well as neighboring kiosk, IT'SUGAR, which should probably just fade away now). And, to this writer at least, Hershey's is more spacious (M&M's World has more floors but is way too narrow) and offers more than enough merchandise diversity to be the clear winner in that candy war.
An official grand opening is set for this Tuesday, June 3, but you don't have to wait that long to satisfy your sweet tooth.
At New York-New York, Willy Wonka would be proud. Hershey's Chocolate World will soon sweeten up the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard, but not before making it clear that fantastical indulgence is the name of the game.
Before the break of dawn, workers carefully hoisted an 18-foot Reese's Cup into place on the hotel-casino's Strip-front facade. It joins a tumble of oversized Kisses as well as an impressive video screen. Soon, a ginormous Hershey's Bar will join the drool-worthy display.
If you love King Size Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, you ain't seen nothing yet.
Officially opening in June, the chocolate wonderland's ginormous representation of two great tastes that taste great together will join an 64-foot Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar as well as oversized Hershey's Kisses (see tweet below).
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The project's reboot was announced last week. Full details can be read here. Essentially, executives will give the main road leading to Monte Carlo's porte cochere a serpentine twist to add new structures to the south side of Monte Carlo. They've also greatly enlarged a promenade on the north side of New York-New York while providing additional eateries on that side as well.
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Always seen as a response to The Linq (the new outdoor mall between Flamingo and The Quad by Caesars Entertainment), the changes taking place to Monte Carlo and New York-New York, more specifically the land between them, have received a major reboot.
While the transformed facades of both resorts are expected to soon see three new walk-up additions in the form of Nevada's first Hershey's Chocolate World (still taking shape in front of New York-New York), the first Strip Sambalatte (a popular locals' coffee shop attached to Monte Carlo) and the still yet-to-be announced BLVD Creamery (also at Monte Carlo and which recently polled patrons about their interest in gluten-free, sugar-free, hormone-free, low-calorie, low-fat, non-GMO, and organic ice cream), it was clear something was up with the original plans when MGM Resorts recently announced that Shake Shack would be moved from the land between the two to where the Sporting House currently resides and that it would be joined by Tom's Urban. Our inquiries as to what was to happen to the acreage where the old CityCenter condo sales building once stood went unanswered but a new announcement today clears that up.
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If you thought last year saw a lot of highly anticipated openings in Vegas, that was nothing. This year will most definitely top that. From the debut of a world record-setting attraction to even more new hotel concepts, 2014 is going to be another incredible year for Las Vegas. Here are the 10 openings we consider the biggest game changers of the year ahead:
1. The High Roller (Opening: March?)
It's the tallest observation wheel in. the. world. And, it's just a short walk off The Strip. You had a good run, all other Vegas attractions.
2. SLS Las Vegas (Opening: fall)
We lost the Sahara, but will we gain a revived north Strip with the debut of SLS? What happens here will make or further break not just this property, but an entire neighborhood.
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What will $100 million get you these days on The Strip? At New York-New York, a portion of that amount (shared with sister resort Monte Carlo) will get you a revamped facade featuring a Hershey's Chocolate World, Swatch boutique, Stupidiotic and I Love NYNY novelty shops, and a Strip-side 24/7 Starbucks with patio dining. Or, in other words, everything you could possibly need.
It's hard to believe (read: it's really easy to believe), but we all won't be able to do our holiday candy shopping at Hershey's Chocolate World.
This sweet Strip addition is destined for New York-New York as part of a multi-million dollar project that will also bring changes to sister hotel, Monte Carlo, as well as to the land between the two. Originally promised to debut "this winter," Las Vegas Advisor has learned that its opening has been pushed back to "spring 2014." Not surprising considering Double Barrel Roadhouse at MC was due to open by New Year's Eve, but pushed that back several months as well.
This winter, The Strip's 150-foot-tall Statue of Liberty replica will share the skyline of New York-New York with an 18-foot-tall Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Yeah, you read that right.
We already knew that a two-story Hershey's World was headed to Las Vegas Boulevard as part of a $100 million re-imagining of New York-New York, sister property Monte Carlo and the swath of land in between. Now, we're gaining a better visual of just what it will look like. The rendering above reveals a changed facade filled with oversized candies, from a giant Hershey's chocolate bar and chocolate Kisses to stacks of multi-colored Jolly Ranchers.
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Earlier today, MGM Resorts revealed its plans to transform Monte Carlo and New York-New York, as well as the area between them, into an open-air dining and retail promenade. The sprawling, tree-filled district will bring dramatic changes to the west side of the Strip, as seen through the renderings on this page. It will also bring new brand names to Las Vegas Boulevard. Here's a closer look at who's coming soon(ish):