Vegas Trip Baby!

Thursday, February 21, 2002 10:56 PM
Alright, I am going to Vegas with a few friends in the middle of March.  I am staying at Circus Circus for a few days and plan to hit Canyon Blaster (along with the rest of the Adventure Dome), Desperado, Speed, Madhatten Express, and the Big Shot.  I was just curious if anyone had any suggestions on where to get any coupons or if there are any other worthwhile local attractions that I should hit up. 

Any suggestions (even non-coaster related ones) that you might have to help me with my trip would be greatly appreciated.  I've only been to Vegas once, but it was only for 24 hours and I was too caught up in gambling and drinking free cocktails to check out too much stuff.  This time, I want to hit the coasters!  Thanks for any info........

Thursday, February 21, 2002 11:00 PM
just a tip, dont stay at circus circus, its a really run down hotel, very old.  but the adventure dome is great, clean, and looks very new (most likely cuz it is).  i recommend stratosphere tower, on a weekday its only like $20 a night for a very nice room.  im not really sure about the other stuff, its been a while since i was there and i wasnt really in charge of anything like that, and i didnt pay much attention.  have fun!
Friday, February 22, 2002 2:14 AM
There is a bus that leaves the back area of MGM and goes out to the Stateline.  I beleive it is about $10-$12 but we found a coupon book with free coupons for it!  Be sure to try to get all the coupon books you can at each hotel--most have "2 for 1" coupons for the attractions.  If you like Motion Simulators, Ceasars's Palace has a good one in the Forum Shoppes.  The ones at the Venetian aren't bad either.  And the Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton is great!
Friday, February 22, 2002 2:24 AM
Hey! I'm going then too!
Good Times!! Good Times!!
Friday, February 22, 2002 3:57 AM
If you check with the casinos "vip" or slot club areas and sign up for a casino card (even if you don't use it), many times they give you coupon books.  Or check with customer services.

There are a TON of things to do in Vegas.  Definitey hit Star Trek: The Experience.  There is a SIM at the Luxor that is good as well.  Make sure you hit Downtown at night for the Freemont Street Experience light show, and if you are there over a weekend, they usually have free concerts on Freemont Street.  And, of course, you'll want to see the Fountains at Bellagio, Mirage's Volcano and Treasure Island's Pirate Battle (best seen at night IMO).  If you want to spend some $$, I definitely recommend calling ahead and getting tickets for the Cirque de Solei (sp) show at Treasure Island.  A cheaper alternative would be the Lance Burton (Magician) Show at the Monte Carlo.   I believe the Blue Man Group is also playing at the Luxor.

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Friday, February 22, 2002 3:59 AM
What week are you going to be there?  I know David Copperfield will be doing shows the week of 3/25, but tickets are hella expensive.  I think $95 are the cheapest seats!
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Friday, February 22, 2002 7:45 AM

I think I may have mentioned this before, but dont skip the RIO buffet!!!! There is the Parade in the Sky there too. Also, Bottoms Up (afternoon topless revue at the Flamingo) is cheesy, but funny (you can find free admit coupons in many local publications in Vegas). NYNY has a shuttle that goes to Buffalo Bills (if you dont wanna drive yourself), not sure of the cost. Desperado tickets have a 2 for 1 coupon on the back for Manhattan Express. ME is $10, so I'd suggest hitting Desperado FIRST. The flume ride at Buffalo Bills is equipped with laser guns and targets throught the ride, try it out!

DONT miss the buffet at the RIO!!!!!!

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Friday, February 22, 2002 10:08 AM
I agree.  the Rio's buffet rocks.  I didnt think that the High Roller (@ the Stratosphere) was any good other than being up high.
Saturday, February 23, 2002 1:25 PM
Sweet!  Thanks for all the suggestions.  Looks like I better hit that RIO Buffet, huh?  ;)

I am going during the week of the 11th - 15th.  We are going during the week to save a few bucks.  I don't know which days I am going to be there though.  All I know is that is when my Spring Break is and I am going to Southern Cal for a few days and Vegas for a few days.  I better ride those Coasters first though, otherwise my cash flow might be non-existant after hitting the casinos!

Saturday, February 23, 2002 2:46 PM
yeah the Rio Buffet is really good bring pants with really big pockets so you can swipe some fudge cake when you leave (bwahaha)

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Saturday, February 23, 2002 5:57 PM
Don't forget the High Roller,

You should stay away from Circus Circus, If you are trying to stay cheap goto the Strat, You can get a package that includes the High Roller (I paid 27.00 a night). Speed is a great ride and you can buy an all day pass if you can handle mutiple rides. All of the coasters in vegas are great unique rides except canyon blaster (basic).

Saturday, February 23, 2002 6:18 PM
Definately hit the rio buffet, parade in the sky (necklace catching show), buy the braclet for speed the ride and just don't stop riding, watch the free shows at night (mirage-volcano, excalibur - dragon, ceasers shops - fountain fire thing, and best of all the treasure island pirates). Have a nice trip.
O yeah the big shot is a don't miss by far the best rise in vegas.

*** This post was edited by PatMan007 on 2/23/2002. ***

Saturday, February 23, 2002 9:02 PM
You should definitely check out "O" at the Bellagio. I guarantee you have never seen anything quite like it, and you probably never will again.
Tuesday, February 26, 2002 10:08 AM
Sorry BassHedz, Bellagio is sold out for the next six months already...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 10:30 AM
Check out the Red rock Canyon while you are in the area. Amazing area, and only a 30 minute or so drive from Las Vegas. The casino's and Vegas got too stuffy for me, so heading out for some hiking and enjoying nature was much needed.

Also, if you want the biggest thrill in Las Vegas region, head to aerobatics stunt planes in Carson city. It was on the Discovery channel special about Extreme Vegas, thats how I found out about it. Pretty expensive but worth every cent. Some of the manuevers you pull while riding in the plane are just insane, much more intense than a roller coaster. Blows away any coaster in Vegas, even the Big Shot.  I would definitely recommend it if you have the money(its about $170) and about half a day.



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