Mary56
 
 
 
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    April 12, 2013
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The tropical-themed Mirage is a mid-range property with a wide range of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops. Plus, it's home to an erupting volcano and a Cirque du Soleil production as well as dolphins, white tigers and leopards... oh my!The vibe:Lush setting, multigenerational, something for everyoneWhat we love:We like that The Mirage's roster of restaurants spans multiple genres and multiple price points from CPK to Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak. So when you sit down to peruse the menus, your response could be everything from "Wow, that's affordable" to "We're definitely not ordering wine with that."The Mirage's pool area has a lot more greenery than the newer resort pools in Vegas. Comprised of a series of lagoons with waterfalls, inlets and even little palm-tree lined islands, you'll feel like you've been marooned with Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins (oh, and a couple hundred sunbathers) in "The Blue Lagoon."A hottie of an attraction since the property opened in 1989, The Mirage's volcano is still a sight to be seen and felt. It sits right in front of the property in another tranquil lagoon...at least this lagoon is tranquil until the volcano erupts, which happens several times a night. Steam rises. Water shoots up. Lava spews. Flames dance. And a blast of heat will burn off your alcohol fatigue.Insider tips:To claim the best spot for viewing The Mirage's erupting volcano, arrive early and stake out a place up front. We have just one caveat: By standing up close, things may get a bit toasty.The volcano isn't the only free attraction at The Mirage. There are two mermaid statues just inside the front entrance. Rumor has it you should rub their -- what shall we say -- er, "chest area" for good luck. Also, a bronze statue dedicated to legendary magicians Siegfried & Roy is nestled among the lush greenery on the Strip. A photo here is a must.If you're coming to The Mirage to go to 1 OAK, the easiest thing to do is use the side valet (often referred to as the north valet). From there, you'll walk into the hotel and right up to the velvet rope. The north valet is located near the self-parking garage. So for those of you who prefer self-parking, this is a great option too. Find a space on level four where there's an open-air walkway that leads directly inside. Hop on the escalator and at the bottom...voilà, you'll be steps away from getting the party started at 1 OAK.Save yourself a little walking by hopping on the free tram (just outside The Mirage's front entrance) that links the hotel to Treasure Island. It runs between 7 a.m. - 2 a.m. daily, arriving and departing approximately every 15 minutes.Good to know:The base-level resort rooms at The Mirage are stylish and comfortable. They were last remodeled in 2009 and some are in better shape than others. Though not exactly voluminous, these rooms aren't cramped either, except in the bathrooms. So if you want a little more space to spread out in, as well as a bathroom with a separate tub and shower, then book a suite.All the rooms at The Mirage have minibars (you know, those little mini fridges stuffed with refreshments). Warning: This is not the kind of fridge you can use for storing your leftovers or snacks. There's no room in it to put anything and if you move items around, the sensors will charge you. That means you'll get a not-so-pleasant surprise when you see your bill at checkout.Speaking of fees, guests will be charged $15 per day for self-parking and $24 per day for valet parking. Hourly self-parking and valet rates vary, click here for details.All rooms are non-smoking; if you light up, you'll be charged a $300 cleaning fee. Save yourself the trouble and light up in permitted areas, like the casino and bars.
 
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Casino 
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fromAustin, Tx
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Myself
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Oldie Goldie stills shines
PostedAugust 29, 2017
Mirage is now a classic hotel, older than many, better than most. Very comfortable rooms and a great strip location. My only complaint is the new parking policy. MGM has decided to now make you pay to park in the garage as well as valet park. Having been a Las Vegas visitor for decades, as well as a resident at one time, I find this highly offensive. I guess they are trying to cut down on the number of visitors or are just having trouble paying their bills. But I won't be staying at a property in the future that charges me to park on top of the resort fee. I usually rent a car and can easily stay off strip to avoid this onerous fee. When they get rid of it I'll come back. I love the Mirage and am saddened by the greed exhibited by it's current owner.
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Get ready to clap your hands, stomp your feet and maybe even learn some new dance moves at Human Nature Jukebox. Mixing pop classics with Doo-Wop, Motown, soul standards and more, Human Nature, Australia’s top selling pop vocal group and Las Vegas headliners, is bringing audiences a show experience unlike any other on the Strip. Effortlessly blending retro cool with contemporary sounds, Jukebox takes audiences on an unforgettable journey through various genres.Human Nature's smooth vocals and flawless harmonies have skyrocketed their popularity and success on the Las Vegas Strip for nearly a decade. Together the four entertainers; Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney are undeniably one of the world’s greatest pop-vocal groups, having entertained millions worldwide and releasing 23 best-selling albums in their 25-year career. Their latest multi-platinum album, "Jukebox" is the influence for the brand new show at the Venetian Las Vegas. Human Nature were voted "Best Singers" by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and have appeared on Oprah, "Dancing with the Stars," "The Chew" and headlined their own PBS Special "Human Nature Sings Motown."Although audiences in Vegas may not be that familiar with Human Nature, they are one of the most popular acts from Australia. The group formed in 1989 as a Doo-Wop band in Sydney. In 1994 they signed with Sony Music and released their debut album, "Telling Everybody" in 1995. The album was an instant hit, selling four times platinum and became the most successful debut album ever released in Australia. Human Nature released their fourth consecutive No. 1 album, "A Symphony of Hits," in 2008.During their Vegas show, the members of Human Nature get personal with their audiences and between songs greet audience members and tell stories. They explain since they were young they always aspired to be as great like The Temptations and The Miracles. Part of that inspiration came from the positive message they got from hearing Motown music and then wanting to share that experience with others.Audiences watch the group in awe, mesmerized by their four voices resounding throughout the showroom. There are several moments when Human Nature performs without the band; these songs spotlight each performer's amazing voice and the ability to perform in perfect harmony. Human Nature keeps everyone on their feet and dancing to tunes while they create an entertainment experience with feel-good messages that are found in timeless songs.Don't miss your chance to catch Human Nature perform at the Venetian.
 
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fromAustin, Tx
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Purchase Frequency:More than 6 times a year
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
A slow start, but once they got going, it was fantastic!
PostedMay 22, 2014
At first I thought I would be disappointed, a bunch of white guy wannabes. But after the third song, I was sold. They are likeable gentlemen, they have terrific harmony and they dance their tushes off! The band was outstanding and the patter was funny. I think this is a great show for anyone to see. My 95 year old friend said she didn't know when she had seen a better show.
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Truth is, there’s a Cirque du Soleil production for just about every personality, mood and interest out there. And “KÀ,” is for the action-loving, adventure-seeking show goers that can appreciate an age-old story of good versus evil. The entire theater is designed to fit the theme so no matter where your gaze takes you, you’ll be looking at the set. But you’re really gonna love this: the stage is made up of two massive moving platforms that not only float, but turn completely vertical. Did you hear that? That was the sound of our minds being blown. And just wait until you see the suspended fight scenes.Before the action-packed night begins, partake in the “Imperial Experience” at KA by Cirque du Soleil. This experience will make you feel like royalty before you even get to your box seats, which happen to be 30 feet above the crowd. Show up 45 minutes before the show and be whisked away by a VIP attendant that will provide you with fun facts about the show during the private tour. Did we mention that you’ll get to meet the cast of KA? And if that’s not enough, you’ll be able to enjoy refreshments and snacks inside the VIP Lounge. This luxurious package could be yours if you purchase the “Imperial Experience” at KA by Cirque du Soleil inside MGM Grand. Also, while it’s insanely cool, not all the stunts are done in the air. The Wheel of Death, for example (ohmagah can you believe they have a Wheel of Death?), is positioned firmly on the ground while the daredevil performer flings himself into dangerous heights, where one misstep could lead to his demise. A story of intense battle, and a question of triumph or defeat to the very end, KÀ is entertainment on an entirely new level. Forreal.
 
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fromAustin, Tx
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Business/Convention
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Gambler:Yes
Yes, I recommend this product.
KA moves you
PostedApril 12, 2013
I have been to most of the Cirque shows in Vegas, but had missed this one. So my friend and I went this time. We were blown away! I thought "O" and LOVE were the best I'd seen, but this ranks right up there with them. Great theatricality, acrobatics (even the stage moves!), costumes and thrills. You should go if you're in LV and haven't seen it. It was well worth the price of the ticket! Mary M.
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Truth is, there’s a Cirque du Soleil production for just about every personality, mood and interest out there. And “KÀ,” is for the action-loving, adventure-seeking show goers that can appreciate an age-old story of good versus evil. The entire theater is designed to fit the theme so no matter where your gaze takes you, you’ll be looking at the set. But you’re really gonna love this: the stage is made up of two massive moving platforms that not only float, but turn completely vertical. Did you hear that? That was the sound of our minds being blown. And just wait until you see the suspended fight scenes.Before the action-packed night begins, partake in the “Imperial Experience” at KA by Cirque du Soleil. This experience will make you feel like royalty before you even get to your box seats, which happen to be 30 feet above the crowd. Show up 45 minutes before the show and be whisked away by a VIP attendant that will provide you with fun facts about the show during the private tour. Did we mention that you’ll get to meet the cast of KA? And if that’s not enough, you’ll be able to enjoy refreshments and snacks inside the VIP Lounge. This luxurious package could be yours if you purchase the “Imperial Experience” at KA by Cirque du Soleil inside MGM Grand. Also, while it’s insanely cool, not all the stunts are done in the air. The Wheel of Death, for example (ohmagah can you believe they have a Wheel of Death?), is positioned firmly on the ground while the daredevil performer flings himself into dangerous heights, where one misstep could lead to his demise. A story of intense battle, and a question of triumph or defeat to the very end, KÀ is entertainment on an entirely new level. Forreal.
 

My child is 2.5 years old can he attend the show?

Yes, but it will be loud in places. There is enough movement to keep him interested. You will be keeping him up late, even if you go to the early show. FYI
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