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Slotzilla, the multi-story zipline experience that now towers over Neonopolis at the far end of the Fremont Street Experience, has a certain glow about these nights. What it doesn't have about it anywhere, though, is signage telling us when we can give it a try. So, how do we know it might debut soon? Well, while we haven't been able to find an opening date, we have discovered that Slotzilla did issue a hiring call on Craigslist about a month ago. And, was still looking for folks as of this week. The attraction was originally due to open in June.
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No one wants to say when Slotzilla will spit out its first zip liners after missing its targeted opening of June, but from the sounds of things, it could, maybe, be next month?
The Facebook page of the Fremont Street Experience warned fans yesterday that the installment of Slotzilla's cables (called the Zipline and the Zoomline, #funfacts) would cause "mall and road closures over the next 2 weeks," now through this Friday, November 8 and then repeated next Tuesday through Friday (November 12-15) as well.
The shutdowns will mean pedestrians won't be allowed on the mall between midnight and 8 a.m. Yes, you read that right. The Fremont Street Experience will morph into a late-night ghost town most of this week and next. Casino Center and 4th Street will also be closed to vehicle traffic.
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Is it wrong that we wish Slotzilla was a working slot machine? While we won't ever get to spin the wheels, we will get to go for a spin before the year's out.
Vital Vegas captured the image above of a nearly complete thrill ride over the weekend. And, where once things moved at a snail's pace, check out what a difference a day makes as documented by VegasChatter fan Danial Mente who captured this snapshot early this evening:
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It's been ten days since our last Downtown Vegas construction roundup and we agree. It's been way too long. We trod from the Plaza to the Western and back again earlier this week. Here's your latest updates on where all those endless construction projects stand now:
Yes, Downtown Grand has quite a glow around it. As well as a old-timey casino sign (shown above) and striped canopies (below).
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As you know, Golden Nugget isn't the only downtown property with hard hat-clad workers walking around. We snooped around this past weekend to see what else is new as Fremont Street competes with the Strip in the 'most on-going construction' category. Not one to disappoint, we found some more progress to share.
At the Plaza's future Beer Garden, exterior walls have been cut through to open the space up to the exterior and posts have been installed for the fencing or gating that will line the street.
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If you think you're completely up on everything happening in Downtown Vegas, you might want to reconsider. Heck, even we thought we were finally caught up again after a late-night stroll earlier this week only to receive new information and images today.
Tuesday evening found us wandering around downtown, and tossing back a few drinks at the Fremont. To keep hydrated, naturally! Our priority
aside from socializing, however, was to check on two new construction walls at the Golden Nugget first reported by Vital Vegas. But, we also wanted to follow-up on some on-going projects, too. And, along the way, we found more developments on top of that. Fremont, and its surrounding areas. An ever-changing experience.
First, several new things to report at the Plaza, including what's captured in the photo up top. New construction outside the hotel's food court, just off valet. Workers tell us it will be a beer garden, with faux grass and even concerts on the weekend. (How that will work with the Fremont Street stage just across the street is not yet known..) Inside, folks will be able to order up food and said beer. The construction wall for that can be seen in the panoramic below. Look for the garden to debut in late September.
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We joke that VegasChatter has become more like Vegas(Scaffolding)Chatter, but it's one of those yuks where you sort of grimace and shake your head as you say it. So, it's probably no surprise that seven of these eight updates involve, you guessed it, construction. Here's the latest news you can use (or not) from Las Vegas Boulevard to Fremont Street. The plus side is, no hard hat is required!
1. Work It Out For Free
We've been so focused on the tasty bites, yummy drinks and comfy outdoor patio of Four Seasons' new lobby bar, PRESS -- and with good reason, we might add -- that we failed to notice the sweet workstation set-up inside.
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Besides here on our site, you also can keep up with Vegas news and tidbits by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Sometimes we do things on Twitter that we don't do on the site or Facebook. Sometimes it's the other way around. We try to keep things interesting yet different for both audiences.
Wednesday morning, this Chatter'er headed downtown with a specific goal in mind. When I got there, though, everything changed, as things often do. And, at loose ends, I decided to wander around, but have Twitter fans determine the way. And, not just there. Twitter eventually had me traipsing around The Strip as well. And, just like that, an expected cancellation became one of my best days ever as editor of this site thanks to everyone who shared it with me, tweeting requests, questions and laughs along the way.
As we recently shared, the 11-story zip ride once touted a June debut, but now that's been pushed to "late in the summer." And, that's not even for the whole attraction. The entire ride won't be available to the public until "later this year." And, we're going to go ahead and add an asterisk to that now referencing the usual don't hold us to this forward looking legalese.
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Fremont Street doesn't have any zip, anymore.
A delayed Slotzilla still isn't ready yet and, on Sunday, Flightlinez called an official end to its downtown operations meaning no more zip rides under the Fremont Street Experience (FSE) canopy for now.
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We know you are all just dying to ride the forthcoming Slotzilla zipline ride that will horizontally launch you down Fremont Street at 35 m.p.h. from a 108-foot-tall slot machine. Well, here's our latest update that will probably make you even more jittery if you've been on the fence about taking the leap.
First, the X9 Design Group have dropped a high-quality video rendering onto YouTube of how they perceive the final experience should look:
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Downtown Vegas openings are still happening fast and furious with Park on Fremont, La Comida, Mingo's Kitchen and Velveteen Rabbit boosting its hipster cred of late. But, there is much more still on the horizon and no end in sight, at least right now, from the cacophony created when tourism, construction and community collide.
With smart phone camera in hand, we traversed downtown earlier today to provide you with snapshot updates of some of the biggest projects still to come.