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There's talk about a Lost Wages trip sometime late this year.

I've been to Vegas once before - Victoria Day long weekend, 1996 with Kat (long time good friend of mine). I even still have the text journal entries, I should dig them out and post them. We stayed at the Excalibur and it was fantastic fun. We weren't much into gambling. We did play some slots and I think I came out $8 ahead in total.

We went mostly to see the shows - King Arthur's Tournament (the one where you eat a cornish game hen with your bare hands); Sigfried & Roy; the Lipizaner Stallions; and I thought we saw something else too, but I don't remember now. Maybe we spent the entire rest of the time just walking around. That's one thing about a Vegas trip that seems to be universal: be prepared to WALK. A LOT.

My WishList of Things To See if/when we go:

  • The Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton - Tix: USD$25 + tax.
  • Mystère, Cirque du Soleil at the Treasure Island - Tix: USD$80 + tax. We need to get tickets way farking early for this. Like a few months in advance.
  • Fremont Street Experience - it's a canopy over the street and it's a light/laser show to music. latraviata says it's free. =)
  • Hoover Dam - I think this is a little ways away from Las Vegas itself...
  • O, Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio - Tix: USD$110.00 and USD$90.00 + tax. piyomomo's suggestion.
  • Blue Man Group at the Luxor - Tix: USD$82.50 + tax. piyomomo's suggestion
  • The Pirate Show - just outside the Treasure Island. This is a free show at specific times, but you kinda have to go early to get a good spot.
  • The Bellagio Fountains - I think this is a free show at specific times.

I wouldn't mind seeing The Tournament of Kings (tix: $44.66) at the Excalibur again. But I WANNA SIT IN THE WHITE SECTION!!! Front row, if at all possible. Or if we can't, then front row in any other section.

I think we should try to book as much as we can ahead of time before we go. If you wait until you get there, things will be sold out, you wander aimlessly from hotel to hotel trying to find the ticket booth (because we won't have internet connection when we get there), you'll get crappy seats, etc.


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aliasa
May. 6th, 2002 09:05 pm (UTC)
I couldn't help but to post a reply! I'm heading back to Vegas for my second visit in June. Staying at the Bellagio -- as everyone said, must see the dancing fountains! At night, they're set to go off either every 15 minutes or half hour. "O" is fantastic. If you've never been to any Cirque du Soleil show, in my opinion, this is their best one yet! ^_^ You should book tickets now. I'm debating whether to take my friend to see "O" or Mystere. Never seen Mystere.

Ah cool, something new for me to check out .. Freemont Street experience.

Enjoy your trip! =D
bride
May. 6th, 2002 09:21 pm (UTC)
Re:
Heh, thanks for dropping by and let me know if you find something else cool on your second trip! We're not going until almost the end of the year, so we have lots of time to plan =)
dcm_wong
May. 7th, 2002 11:16 am (UTC)
I'm sure it's not 15 minutes, I thought it was once every hour.
aliasa
May. 7th, 2002 12:55 pm (UTC)
hrrm, guess that depends on what time of day you view it?

during my stay at the bellagio, we usually viewed the fountains anywhere between 7 pm till midnight and it was set to go off either every 15 minutes or 1/2 hour till the midnight hour.

*shrugs*

dcm_wong
May. 7th, 2002 12:58 pm (UTC)
Re:
guess you're right
I've only seen it during the day... my gambling addiction keeps me indoor at night :)

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