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Cowabunga Bay Here, GameWorks Opening Soon

July 7, 2014 at 11:22 AM | by | Comments (5)

While Vegas will never (knocks on wood) try to be a family mecca when it comes to tourism again, it's turning out to be a great time to be young at heart in Sin City.

There's the Slotzilla zip lines downtown, VooDoo Zip Line at Rio, The High Roller observation wheel at The Linq, El Loco roller coaster at The Adventuredome, and the return of Wet 'n' Wild, too. This month adds two more attractions to the list -- Cowabunga Bay, a long-delayed water park in Henderson, and the return of GameWorks.

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Sh*t You May Have Missed While Watching The Harmon Disappear

June 30, 2014 at 7:58 PM | by | Comments (5)

Photo taken on Sunday, June 29 by Larry Loik.

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever.

NOW OPEN

HOTELS-CASINOS
· Wildfire Lake Mead (846 Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson)

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· Giada (The Cromwell)
· Upper Level at Cabo Wabo (Miracle Mile)
· Carson Kitchen (Downtown)
· Sin City Brewing Co. (Harmon Corner)
· Grass Roots Juice Bar (Downtown)
· Lobby Bar (Caesars Palace) formerly Galleria Bar
· Mercadito (Red Rock Resort)
· Wiener's Circle (Red Rock)
· Charcoal Room (Palace Station)
· El Dorado Cantina (3025 S. Industrial Road)
· Teriyaki Madness (6171 N. Decatur, Suite #110)
· Cafe Pan (Venetian)
· Cheffinis Hot Dogs (Container Park)
· San Gennaro Burger (Venetian)

SHOWS, NIGHTCLUBS AND ATTRACTIONS
· Purple Reign (The D)
· NeNe Leakes in Zumanity (New York-New York) limited engagement
· Ian Ziering in Chippendales (Rio) limited engagement
· Liaison Nightclub (Bally's)
· Drai's After Hours (The Cromwell)
· Matinee performance for MJ One (Mandalay Bay)

SHOPPING
· Bazargin, liquidation retail center (7585 Commercial Way, Suite D)
· Zippos (Luxor)
· JinJu Chocolates (Container Park)
· Z Gallerie (Fashion Show Mall)
· The Rusty Nail (Container Park)

OTHER SH*T
· North Gallery (Neon Museum) for weddings, private events
· New Poker Room (Caesars Palace)

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Sh*t You May Have Missed While Sorting Out Downtown's Drinking Laws

May 31, 2014 at 2:19 PM | by | Comment (1)

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks. Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever.

VegasChatter has actually gotten a little too swept away in shit so, starting this month, we're going to choose shit more wisely. Here's a carefully curated snapshot of what's going on around town:

NOW OPEN

HOTELS-CASINOS
· The Cromwell
· Some rooms at The Delano (formerly THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, officially opening September 1)
· World Series of Poker (Rio Las Vegas) through July 16
· Balconies (Palms Place)
· Street Dice (Downtown Grand)

RESTAURANTS AND BARS
· Tilted Kilt (The Linq)
· FAME (The Linq)
· BLT Steak (Bally's)
· Sterling Brunch (Bally's)
· Afternoon service at Heritage Steak (The Mirage)
· 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque (Mandalay Bay)
· Cadillac Tequila Cantina (Golden Nugget)
· Claim Jumper (Golden Nugget)
· Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop (Eastern & Serene)
· 24-hour Johnny Rockets (Excalibur)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· VooDoo Zip Line (Rio Las Vegas)
· Mamma Mia (Tropicana)

SHOPPING
· d’annata (Tivoli Village) Near Summerlin
· PacSun (Tivoli Village) Near Summerlin
· NARS (Forum Shops, Caesars Palace)
· Sisley (The Crystals)
· Céline (The Crystals)
· Zippo Store (Luxor)
· Hershey's Chocolate World (New York-New York)

OTHER SH*T
· Drai's Beach Club (The Cromwell)
· McCarran Medical Clinic & Pharmacy (McCarran Airport)
· Edelweiss air service (McCarran Airport)
· Wednesdays Downtown (Downtown Vegas)
· "Hatching The Past" exhibit (Las Vegas Natural History Museum)
· Scholastic’s "The Magic School Bus™ Kicks Up A Storm" exhibit (Discovery Children's Museum)
· Altitude Fridays (Stratosphere)

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At Rio, Not A Bird Nor A Plane But Zipline Test Riders

May 19, 2014 at 5:19 PM | by | Comments (8)

Will the Rio's delayed VooDoo Zip Line finally open this Friday, May 23?

Signs are hopeful with an inside source telling our friends at Vegas Rover today that this weekend is still a go with either a Friday or a Saturday, May 24 debut. Test riders were spotted flying between the off-Strip resort's hotel towers throughout the weekend. VegasChatter reader Henry M. reports visiting family at the Rio who had a "great view of the loading zone." He tells us single riders were taking multiple trips all Saturday afternoon. Henry snapped the pictures you see at the top of this post as well as just below.

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At Rio, Long-Delayed Zip Line Could Debut In Ten Days

May 13, 2014 at 5:19 PM | by | Comments (2)



We know, promises, promises. We hear that Naked Eyes song from way back, too. But, our friends over at the Vegas Rover Facebook page have it on good authority (read: a worker) that the much-delayed VooDoo Zip Line at Rio will open in just over a week.

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GameWorks (Insert That Sound Of Pac-Man Dying)

Where: 6605 Las Vegas Blvd S [map], 89119
May 7, 2014 at 11:08 AM | by | Comment (1)

After missing touted return dates of November 2013 and March 2014, GameWorks has a such a bad case of the Vegas delays that it's fallen into Slotzilla mode and is just not committing to anything, anymore.

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Updating The Wyndham Timeshare Project By Rio

Where: 3200 West Twain [map]
April 28, 2014 at 2:23 PM | by | Comment (1)

Three months have passed since we last checked on the once stalled, but no longer Wyndham Desert Blue timeshare over by the Rio.

Recently, VegasChatter reader Alvaro Y., who hadn't yet heard about the project, wrote to us to inquire about the building:

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Slotzilla Ready To Send Thrill-Seekers Soaring Over Fremont Street

Where: 89109
April 27, 2014 at 12:38 PM | by | Comments (3)

Today, you can be among the first to do something folks have been anxiously waiting to experience since news about it broke in 2012 -- fly down Fremont Street after being launched from Slotzilla.

The towering zipline attraction will open to the public today, Sunday, April 27 at noon. The last few days have seen test flights by friends, family and Fremont Street notables, but now our time has come.

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Checking Up On The Delano's Takeover Of THEhotel

Where: 89109
April 9, 2014 at 1:36 PM | by | Comments (7)

The living area in a standard suite at THEhotel.

After Vegas delays, the Delano still cometh at Mandalay Bay.

VegasChatter fan Karen from Pittsburgh recently wrote in to ask us for an update:

If anyone would know, I figure it would be one of you guys. We are coming to Vegas in late September, and have to stay at Mandalay Bay for the Barrett Jackson Auction (Sept. 25-27). But I was wondering if The Hotel would be completed as The Delano. I would love to stay there if it was done, and I can't find any good info on it. When going to book rooms, it still comes up at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay.

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Vegas About To Get Even More Thrilling (Fingers Crossed)

March 24, 2014 at 4:56 PM | by | Comments (4)

Three new thrill attractions all open by May (or sooner)? Maybe.

If the rumor mill is correct, The High Roller, VooDoo Zip Line and Slotzilla might all debut within the next few weeks.

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Two Coming Soon Ziplines Still Coming Soon

March 10, 2014 at 7:55 PM | by | Comments (3)

One was supposed to open downtown in June 2013. The other, just off The Strip, in August 2013. Months later, we're still waiting on both. And, the party line remains "soon."

In Downtown Vegas, the new rumor on Fremont about Slotzilla looks as if it may come true. In February, we shared whispers that an opening wouldn't happen until at least April. Today, the Fremont Street Experience Facebook page showed fans the view from Slotzilla's highest zipline level (the one folks will ride "Superman"-style) while keeping a specific launch date on the down low.

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The New Rumor On Fremont About Slotzilla

February 12, 2014 at 8:38 PM | by | Comments (9)

If you've been waiting.. and waiting.. and waiting.. and waiting.. and, well you get the picture.. for Slotzilla, you should probably back out of this story now. The latest rumor on Fremont Street won't make you happy.

Where once we heard this weekend could.. possibly.. see the return of zipliners to downtown, we now have a new rumbling to report. Rumors that Slotzilla won't open until at least April now. This is by no means official. Slotzilla stopped giving an opening timeline long ago. It's also been silent on Twitter of late. Its last tweet was sent on January 29.

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