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Age:65 or over
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Oh so fun
PostedMarch 9, 2013
I couldn't open my eyes on the way down!! It was fun. Felt very safe. Would ride it again.
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In real life, getting up close and personal with Brad Pitt, snapping photos of yourself with George Clooney and touching Johnny Depp are all behaviors that could earn you a restraining order, but at Madame Tussauds Interactive Wax Attraction at the Venetian, they're actually encouraged.The two-story, 30,000-square-foot Las Vegas attraction is one of just seven in the world and features several exhibits with uncanny wax likenesses of stars from the worlds of sports, music, movies and more.Madame Tussauds prides itself on the interactive aspect of its displays. Guests are allowed to touch and take photos of the wax figures and some of the figures will even react when people get close. Whisper into Jennifer Lopez's ear and she'll blush. Hold Elvis' hand and he'll talk to you in his famous Southern drawl.Photo opportunities abound at Madame Tussauds. The "Big Night" room features replicas of Hollywood's hottest celebrities. Guests can pose with Johnny Depp or take a snapshot with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. They look so lifelike, you can tell the folks back at home that you met them and they'll never know the difference.The "Sports Arena" includes an area where guests can putt with Tiger Woods, shoot baskets with Shaq or stand next to tennis great Andre Agassi. There's also a new NASCAR attraction with figures of racing's legendary drivers.The "On Stage" area includes an interactive "American Idol" exhibit where people can sing karaoke-style and get constructive criticism from Simon Cowell. The room also features other famous musicians including Prince, Bono and Jon Bon Jovi.The most unique part of the attraction is the Las Vegas Legends room, where guests can see figures that can't be seen in the other Madame Tussauds locations around the world. Here, you can see all of the performers who have made Las Vegas famous including Liberace, Siegfried & Roy, Wayne Newton, Bugsy Siegel, Lance Burton, The Rat Pack and more.According to Stephanie Freitas, guest experience manager for Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, the "Marry Clooney" exhibit is the most popular. The exhibit is set up like a real wedding chapel and people can slip on a wedding dress and pose with a tuxedo-clad George Clooney. "Some of the men even put on the dresses and take pictures. Only in Vegas," said Freitas.The "Marry Clooney" exhibit also serves as the setting for real weddings. People who choose to tie the knot in Las Vegas can now conduct their nuptials at Madame Tussauds and choose two wax figures to act as witnesses or members of the bridal party.Madame Tussauds has about 100 wax figures on the floor at any given time. The attraction adds about four or five new ones each year, partially based on suggestions from guests. Some of the most recent additions include Master Chief from the Halo video game, a twinkling-eyed Matthew McConaughey and Spiderman. "We like to pick people who we think have come to legendary status. We like to keep up with pop culture," said Rosita Chapman, head of marketing for the attraction.The figures aren't retired very often, but they are removed from the floor periodically so their hair can be washed and makeup can be retouched.Chapman said one of the only figures that has been taken out of the attraction was Harrison Ford. The figure had been on display outside the front entrance to Madame Tussauds when a "pretty excited" guest got a little too close and knocked it over, shattering the head into thousands of pieces.Madame Tussauds also features a "Behind the Scenes" display, educating guests on the attraction's 250-year history and giving a peek at how the wax figures are actually made.It takes from six months to a year to complete a figure at a cost of $150,000 - $250,000. The figures are made in Madame Tussauds' London studio and then shipped to Las Vegas.Celebrities who sit for a wax portrait are subject to a lot of scrutiny. About 160 measurements and 150 -- 200 photos are taken.The actual sculpting process takes about 350 hours and the figure is first built in clay on a metal "skeleton." The finished clay body is then molded and cast into fiberglass.A plaster piece mold of 12 sections is made from the clay head. A special mixture of beeswax and Japan wax is heated to 75 degrees and is poured into the head mold. Once the wax cools inside the mold and the plaster sections are removed, a hollow wax head is revealed.Hair samples are actually taken from the celebrity and carefully matched to real human hair. Each strand of hair is inserted individually into the wax head by hand -- the hair is then washed, cut and styled.The eyes of a wax figure take about 14 hours to make. Each iris is hand painted and veining is added to the whites of the eyes with fine silk threads.Everything is exact- right down to the teeth. A cast of the celebrity's teeth is taken and each tooth is replicated using dental acrylic and is accurately color matched.After visiting Madame Tussauds you might wonder what it would be like to have a wax figure of yourself to save for posterity. For those on a budget, it's possible to get a wax molding of your hand in the gift shop. For those who have hit the jackpot while in Vegas, Madame Tussauds offers the "Immortality" package. It is possible to turn yourself, a loved one or a pet into a wax figure.A wax figure of a pet runs about $50,000 and a human figure costs around $300,000, which includes a trip to the London studios. While the cost of a wax replica of yourself might be a little steep, "Immortality" is priceless.Gondola rideEscape the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip with a relaxing gondola ride at the Venetian.From the soothing sound of water lapping the sides of the gondola to the eloquent singing of the gondoliers, passengers will feel as if they have truly been transported to Italy.Modeled after authentic Venetian gondolas, there are several gondolas on the lagoon at any given time. Each gondola seats four, so smaller parties may be paired with others.With the warmth of the sun overhead and sparkling water below, passengers on the outdoor gondola ride glide along a 31,235-square-foot lagoon located at the front of the Venetian resort on the world-famous Strip. Watch out for winds or rain, the outdoor gondolas are subject to closure due to inclement weather.-- By Kristine McKenzie
 
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fromKansas City
Age:65 or over
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Not very many figures
PostedMarch 9, 2013
What was there, Wes very good. However, the number of figures was severely limited.
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Enjoy admission to an attraction that defines wild in Vegas in a whole new way -- The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage Las Vegas.The facility, which opened in 1990, is the dream of legendary magicians Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, better known to millions as Siegfried & Roy. For years the duo has worked to help save endangered animals, primarily white tigers and lions.Surrounded by palm trees, lush foliage and 2.5 million gallons of water, the Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage is truly an oasis on the Las Vegas Strip. The Dolphin Habitat is a research facility designed to educate people about these amazing creatures. And while the dolphins don't perform, visitors can occasionally catch the animals engaging in natural play.The Dolphin Habitat also offers an underwater viewing area, shaded seating, a café and a gift shop filled with memorabilia including plush dolphin toys and even dolphin-shaped water guns.Just steps away from the Dolphin Habitat, guests can enter the wonderful, secluded world of beautiful wildcats.The attraction displays six different showcases of lions, tigers and leopards. There are no animal shows. You'll be observing all of animals in a lush tropical environment.For more than 20 years, Siegfried and Roy dedicated their time in preserving these rare and exotic breeds. Not only does the Secret Garden preserve these animals from extinction, but visitors also have the opportunity to gain a better understanding and awareness about them.As you meander through the habitat, you'll notice all the greenery, jungle-themed music and even a towering wildcat figure made from plants. Some of the cats even have built-in waterfalls in their resting areas.You'll also discover fun facts about the animals written on plaques spread throughout the facility. For instance, female lions do most of the hunting while the male lion watches over the pride. Also, tigers actually enjoy swimming.The Secret Garden stands out from other animal habitats because it features black and white striped tigers as well as pure white ones. With their distinctive fur color and crystal blue eyes, the cats almost seem unreal. The Secret Garden is also home to six leopards, one snow leopard and one black panther, all of which are endangered species.If you want to take some of the wildlife back home with you, the gift shop at the Secret Garden offers souvenirs.
 
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Age:65 or over
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
The people working there REALLY love the animals
PostedMarch 9, 2013
Beautiful animals. Love the research basis. Everyone seems to really love their job and care about the animals. Best exhibit in LV
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Leave reality behind and experience the fantastical world of Le Rêve, created by Franco Dragone, at Wynn. French for the dream, Le Rêve, depicts a colorful aquatic wonderland of beautiful and mystifying characters. The experience starts when you first enter the theater and realize that this is not your typical showroom. The circular 1608-seat theater is situated around a pool that is 68-and-a-half-feet in diameter with the furthest seat only 42 feet from the water. The 27-foot-deep pool is kept at a comfortable 89 degrees Fahrenheit.Not only does the in-the-round theater put guests at a unique vantage point, but it also makes them feel like they are part of the show as there is no clear line between the audience and the stage. Gymnasts, aerialists and synchronized swimmers appear from every angle, at times ascending from the water, descending from the high arched ceiling or running through the theater and alongside the audience. If you are seated by an aisle, you never know when you are going to look to your side and see a masked face or other curious character staring right back at you.Le Rêve has a loosely woven storyline that begins with a woman and man dancing and then saying goodnight and goodbye to each other. The man departs the stage, and the woman lies down to rest on a bed. Together the woman and the bed slowly disappear underwater, signifying that her spectacular dream is about to begin.The music changes from soft and mysterious to loud and invigorating as creatures of the night arise from the water and emerge from the aisles and make their way to center stage. Some of them look playful and fun while others have a more malevolent appearance. Aerialists are lowered from the ceiling to join in the revelry, and soon the pool is transformed into a spectacular ring of fire.This is one of the many different scene changes in the show that takes place on a platform in the middle of the pool capable of rising 15 feet above the water. There are three additional lifts that enable performers to enter from backstage without having to get wet. They can disappear and reappear in seconds, creating a constantly changing stage area. Special lighting and water effects and a stimulating soundtrack performed live add to Le Rêve's spectacular production elements.Rain pours from the ceiling, smothering the ring of fire and revealing a bevy of beautiful women and then men who seem to materialize from the water. A tall, rotating, tree-like platform rises from the pool where male gymnasts do incredible poses and dives.Different acts and performers seamlessly flow into each other, resulting in a fast-paced and exciting journey where each scene is more amazing than the next. One of the signature acts in the show is a tango number performed with both synchronized swimmers in the pool and tantalizing tango dancers on the platform. It begins with red high heels and then legs appearing from the water and moving around to the upbeat rhythm of the music. Couples enter the platform creating a multi-level dance extravaganza.During another dance sequence, men with large white billowing fans walk onto the stage while the woman, whose character is dreaming, performs a whimsical dance routine. Beautiful patterns created by colorful lights are displayed on the fans as they seem to float and gracefully move above the stage. The audience also gets a view of the woman dancing on stage as a beautiful silhouette behind the fans.While the performers dazzle the audience on stage, in the air and from the water, what's going on behind the scenes is just as amazing. During the show there are 16 divers who aid performers underwater. There are also 100 hookah regulators in the pool to help performers travel underwater or to assist them when they are performing with their heads submerged for long periods of time.The fast-paced show means quick costume changes for the performers and a lot of running up and down stairs to get in position for their next act. A wardrobe attendant is on hand to operate one of the theater elevators, moving performers over 40 times during one 75-minute show. Eleven dressers are also working behind the scenes to assist the cast of 91 performers with 2,000 costume items.Back on stage, the cast continues to mystify the audience with more incredible performances. A lamppost is lowered with a man wearing pants and a suit jacket effortlessly leaning on it. As the lamppost hangs in mid-air the man balances his body away from the post and horizontal to the ground using only his incredible strength and agility to achieve this feat.Three more dream-like characters are lowered in a wire framed globe where they perform an amazing routine suspended above the water. They weave their way through the open frame and hang off of one another, creating a series of beautiful poses as the globe is lowered and then raised to different heights above the water. It is just one of many awe-inspiring moments in Le Rêve.Champagne CircleGuests who purchase the Champagne Circle seats get an extra special viewing experience. The Champagne Circle seats are the furthest from the stage but at only 42 feet from the water, this is still a spectacular view. Located foot-level in front of the Champagne Circle seats is a screen that shows pre-recorded backstage footage of the show before it starts. Once the lights go dim and the show begins, the screens give guests a live behind-the-scenes view of the performers when they are underwater, backstage or descending from more than 80 feet above the stage. During a synchronized swimming routine when only the performers legs are visible to the audience, the screens allow guests seated in the Champagne Circle to see how the swimmers manage to stay underwater for so long, one of the many intricacies that go into putting on this extravagant show. The Champagne Circle experience also includes complimentary champagne bottle service and a tray of two chocolate covered strawberries and six savory chocolate truffles.-- By Caroline Fontein
 
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Age:65 or over
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:No
No, I do not recommend this product.
Extraordinary
PostedMarch 9, 2013
I was really amazed that the women could swim---in high heels. Loved the red high heels. I was mystified My husband wasn't as entertained as I was.
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The disembodied narrators of the Blue Man Group show profess to know a lot about human nature and social evolution, but the three earless, voiceless, black-clad stars are oddly oblivious.Though it deals out a good dose of off-color humor, the show also takes on big issues including brain function, groupthink, artificial intelligence and the loss of language, guiding the audience to its conclusions about society with the same playful force that the trio of mimes uses to harangue guests into participating in the production.Once the floating eyeball blimps finish their pre-show course around the theater and silent scrolling text has mocked a few of your fellow audience members, be prepared to have a bright blue hand sift through your personal belongings and to hear a booming voice insinuate that your iPhone is making you less human. It's all part of the fun.Blue Man Group sprinkles its show with kid-friendly variety acts and quick-change illusions, but the core of its appeal is the company's signature music, played on fantastical invented instruments. Lighting and special effects bolster the effect of the beats, but Blue Man Group is not a show with a soundtrack — it's a soundtrack with a show.Before the show each night, the trio leads the way to the theater with a centipede-like procession of actors and instruments that worms through the Monte Carlo and into the Blue Man Group lair. If  you follow, you'll be in for a strange and scintillating show.
 
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Age:65 or over
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Most intertwining
PostedMarch 9, 2013
Fun as usual. Loved every minute. Very blue. Oh for goodness sake. I've said all that needs to be said
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Variety acts take the spotlightBy Caroline FonteinDon't blink, you might miss something. Actually, you might miss a lot. That's what audiences at V - The Ultimate Variety show will want to remember. This fast-paced, high-energy show features an exciting lineup of specialty acts from around the world. During the 75-minute revue you'll see about seven different acts take the stage. New performers are constantly being added to the show's roster, so you never know exactly who you're going to see that night. Some of the recurring acts include: master juggler Wally Eastwood; the Skating Aratas; The Crazy Gauchos from Argentina Eduardo Lomé and Hugo Latorre; Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast Tamara Yeroffyeva; Melinda - First Lady of Magic; comedian Russ Merlin; and impersonator Joe Trammel.The show's variety format stems from the days when shows used to feature a specialty act to supplement the main production. In some instances, those specialty acts became the stars of the show. At V - The Ultimate Variety Show, all of those stars get a chance to shine in one amazing revue. The varied lineup makes this show a great option if you're traveling with a group and looking for a show that has a little something for everyone.Eastwood is both the host and a performer in the show. His infectious energy sets the pace for the whirlwind of talent about to take the stage. Eastwood has been described as having "the fastest hands on Earth," and it's easy to see why. He performs several different routines throughout the show, including juggling ping pong balls with his mouth and playing Beethoven's "Für Elise" by bouncing rubber balls on an electronic keyboard. Not only does he amaze, but Eastwood makes people laugh. His happy-go-lucky attitude paired with his self-deprecating humor is a winning combination.The Skating Aratas kick things into high gear with their daring acrobatic skating act. Performed by husband and wife Victor and Jenny Arata, their act is done on a small platform on an area of the stage that extends into the crowd. Victor propels the duo in a high-speed spin while lifting and spinning Jenny in the air in a series of awe-inspiring poses. The limited performance space, paired with their risky routine is nothing short of amazing.Dressed in traditional garb, The Crazy Gauchos perform an exhilarating drum routine. They stomp their feet in perfect time to the upbeat rhythm resounding from their drums. They enliven the audience with their wild sense of humor.The mood changes from uproarious laughter to awe as Yeroffyeva, a former Olympic gymnast, enters. Tall and lean, her graceful movements enchant the audience as she demonstrates spinning a hula hoop on her legs or arms while contorting into various different postures. Her flexibility is mind-boggling.After a 10-year hiatus from the stage, Melinda - The First Lady of Magic is back in Vegas amazing audiences. A mother of two, Melinda makes it hard to believe she's ever stopped performing. She was the only female magician to have her own headlining magic show on the Strip in the ’90s. As part of the cast at V, Melinda does three main illusions with the help of her female assistants/dancers.Merlin performs a comedy act with four volunteers from the audience. Each volunteer is given an outrageous mask to wear and assigned a different gesture to make when Merlin taps them on the shoulder. It's not long before the entire audience is laughing at the hilarious scene he creates on stage.Trammel is the final act for the night. He does a physical comedy routine where he morphs into various well-known entertainment icons through the use of hilarious props, costumes and music. One second he is Superman and the next he is a member of the Jackson Five. A television rolled on stage acts as a prop cart from which Trammel pulls his wacky contraptions. Laughter arises from the audience at Trammel's ever-changing appearance.If you are looking for a night of big laughs paired with an assortment of awe-inspiring entertainment, V -The Ultimate Variety Show has it all.
 
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Age:65 or over
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Great show
PostedMarch 9, 2013
Love all acts except Russians "strong men". No personality
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Enjoy admission to an attraction that defines wild in Vegas in a whole new way -- The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage Las Vegas.The facility, which opened in 1990, is the dream of legendary magicians Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, better known to millions as Siegfried & Roy. For years the duo has worked to help save endangered animals, primarily white tigers and lions.Surrounded by palm trees, lush foliage and 2.5 million gallons of water, the Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage is truly an oasis on the Las Vegas Strip. The Dolphin Habitat is a research facility designed to educate people about these amazing creatures. And while the dolphins don't perform, visitors can occasionally catch the animals engaging in natural play.The Dolphin Habitat also offers an underwater viewing area, shaded seating, a café and a gift shop filled with memorabilia including plush dolphin toys and even dolphin-shaped water guns.Just steps away from the Dolphin Habitat, guests can enter the wonderful, secluded world of beautiful wildcats.The attraction displays six different showcases of lions, tigers and leopards. There are no animal shows. You'll be observing all of animals in a lush tropical environment.For more than 20 years, Siegfried and Roy dedicated their time in preserving these rare and exotic breeds. Not only does the Secret Garden preserve these animals from extinction, but visitors also have the opportunity to gain a better understanding and awareness about them.As you meander through the habitat, you'll notice all the greenery, jungle-themed music and even a towering wildcat figure made from plants. Some of the cats even have built-in waterfalls in their resting areas.You'll also discover fun facts about the animals written on plaques spread throughout the facility. For instance, female lions do most of the hunting while the male lion watches over the pride. Also, tigers actually enjoy swimming.The Secret Garden stands out from other animal habitats because it features black and white striped tigers as well as pure white ones. With their distinctive fur color and crystal blue eyes, the cats almost seem unreal. The Secret Garden is also home to six leopards, one snow leopard and one black panther, all of which are endangered species.If you want to take some of the wildlife back home with you, the gift shop at the Secret Garden offers souvenirs.
 

How much is a vip ticket?

I don't exactly remember. Around 50.00. Well worth it. We went in March. Weather in 50's. don't know what it would be like in the summer!
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