Dakota88
 
 
 
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    January 11, 2014
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 Shark Reef AnimalsAt more than 105,000 square feet, Shark Reef is home to more than 1,200 different species of sharks, tropical and fresh water fish, reptiles, marine invertebrates and rays totaling about 2,000 animals among 2 million gallons of seawater.Sharks: Blacktip reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, bonnethead sharks, nurse sharks, sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, zebra sharks, white spotted bamboo sharks, port jackson sharks and lemon sharksTropical and Fresh Water Fish: Several species of angelfish, puffer fish and tang fish, and venomous tropical fish including lionfish and foxfaceReptiles: Golden crocodiles, green sea turtles and ravenous water monitorsEels, Marine Invertebrates, Rays: Moray eels, southern stingrays and hundreds of moon jellyfishThe ocean is probably the last thing people think of when they visit the dry desert of Las Vegas, but the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay is changing that.Housing more than 1,200 species of marine life including sharks, exotic fresh and saltwater fish, a 300-pound sea turtle and much more, Shark Reef offers the aquatic experience of a lifetime.The only accredited aquarium by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association in Nevada, Shark Reef is popular with tourists and marine experts alike. Only 10 percent of aquariums are accredited nationwide, making it one of the most prestigious facilities of its kind, along with the San Diego Zoo and Sea World. Shark Reef is reminiscent of an ancient temple slowly sinking into the ocean. The tunnel, which houses five species of sharks and the aquarium's largest animals, is designed to look like a sunken shipwreck and contains 1.3 million gallons of water. Here, visitors can witness a scuba diver's view of these mesmerizing creatures, including nurse sharks and tiger-striped sharks measuring up to nine feet long, and two tiger sharks that measure more than six feet in length. Since the sharks at the Shark Reef are fed on a daily basis, the surrounding animals are in no danger. Sharks are fed three times a week, which is more than they would probably eat in the wild. In fact, the half-inch Blue Damsel, the tiniest fish at the Shark Reef, shares the same tank with these gigantic creatures.When divers swim in to clean these tanks, they wear a stainless steel mesh, similar to what knights wore long ago. The metal helps keep the animals away so the humans don't look like food.In addition to the shark tunnel, guests can experience exhibits featuring crocodiles, freshwater fish, piranhas and much more. Since many of us aren't planning to pet a piranha anytime soon, visitors can enjoy getting a "hands-on" experience with various stingrays, eels and crabs at the touch pool. Also at the Shark Reef is an eight-foot-long Komodo dragon, the largest species in the lizard family. Classified as an endangered species, there are only 3,000 to 5,000 that live in the wild. At Shark Reef, this particular Komodo lives within an environment similar to its habitat, complete with sand, boulders and a pool.The Shark Reef is also home to colorful catfish, saw fish, beautifully patterned black-and-white potato cod fish and spiky mine urchins. The mine urchins do not move much, but visitors may catch a group of them munching on a "cookie," a nutritious wafer created specifically for their diet.Visitors can also see a live female bowmouth guitarfish. Better known as a shark ray, this animal is considered a vulnerable species and very little is known about it. The 5-foot, 90-pound shark ray is one of only a dozen featured in aquariums throughout the United States. For those who want an in-depth, personal enrichment about the animals, audio wands are available in Spanish, English and Japanese. In addition, Shark Reef's naturalists are available to answer any questions visitors may have.Guests can also take part of the sea with them long after they leave Shark Reef. Located at the end of the exhibit, Shark Reef's gift shop features an assortment of figurines, picture frames, trinkets and souvenir photos for those who took one right before the tour.
 
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fromSioux Falls, SD
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
No, I do not recommend this product.
Crabby workers- dirty windows
PostedJanuary 11, 2014
Have been to aquariums all over the US was excited to see the Shark Reef in Vegas. The first indication of a problem was the incredibly crabby ticket window person that was literally the rudest person we encountered in LasVegas. After going in we enjoyed petting the angel fish but unfortunately the glass on many of the large tanks was so finger printed and smeared the fish were hard to see. I did see a worker emptying garbage cans but they really needed a bottle of windex and roll of paper towels..
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Seeing a stand-up comedian can be great. Add some sexy burlesque dancing to it, and now you have a show. Sin City Comedy & Burlesque at Planet Hollywood offers just that. The show features a rotating lineup of comedians and burlesque dancing that dates back to the 1840s when the two went hand and hand. Many of the comedians in this show are recognizable from appearances on Comedy Central, VH1, HBO, "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Late, Late Show" and more.
 
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fromSioux Falls, SD
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Gambler:Yes
Game:Progressive Slots
No, I do not recommend this product.
2 dancers with 6 minute dances is hardly a "show"
PostedJanuary 11, 2014
Got tickets and was excited to go- the 90 minute show had 2 dancers that had one 6 minute song each. They were good and very tasteful. The MC was on stage for a long time saying how boring the crowd was and trying to do jokes between the 2 dancers then a comic from the 80's came out. He was ok, the last part of his show was pretty funny- a montage of parity/impressions - but for a show that billed itself as a Burlesque/comedy show I expected at least 1/2 and 1/2. There also was a 1 drink minimum in the fine print that cost an extra 30$ so that was a surprise.
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Seeing a stand-up comedian can be great. Add some sexy burlesque dancing to it, and now you have a show. Sin City Comedy & Burlesque at Planet Hollywood offers just that. The show features a rotating lineup of comedians and burlesque dancing that dates back to the 1840s when the two went hand and hand. Many of the comedians in this show are recognizable from appearances on Comedy Central, VH1, HBO, "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Late, Late Show" and more.
 

Ticket claiming?

We purchased tickets for this show via the vegas.com website, and it told us that all we need is the ID of the ticket holder at the box office to claim our tickets, but other shows are telling us we need a copy of the receipt to claim our tickets. Which is it, for this particular show?
Bring your ID & The confirmation # with the receipt. We just got back from Vegas and went to the same show using
Vegas.com tickets it is easy to use take tour info to the box office at Planet Hollywood (there are 4) and they will hand you your event tickets. Beware you have a 1 drink minimum purchase per ticket.
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