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There are some basic rules of magic. Never tell your audience how a trick is done. Don't show the audience the preparation for a trick. And never, ever perform the classic cups and balls trick with transparent cups.Penn & Teller manage to break all of these rules and more in their show at the Rio Hotel and Casino.Penn & Teller's edgy show is unlike any other magic production in Las Vegas. The tall, lanky Penn serves as a narrator, providing a running comedic commentary on just about everything they do, while the diminutive Teller provides a lot of the show's action, all without saying a single word. The pair manages to reveal a few tricks of their trade along the way, while turning around and completely stumping you with others.Penn & Teller take some of the mystery out of the aforementioned cups and balls trick - a standard magic act where a magician makes balls pass through the solid bottoms of the cups, jump from one cup to another, or disappear from the cup and appear in other places. They perform the act with see-through plastic cups, allowing the audience to see exactly how it works...or do they? Part of the joke is that during the explanation, they do the trick so quickly, that it makes it pretty difficult to follow.Penn & Teller's show relies heavily on audience interaction. Several audience members are chosen to come up and be part of some tricks and to help confirm the authenticity of others. In one vignette, the trick is actually played on the volunteer while the audience gets to watch. The volunteer is blindfolded while Penn pretends to throw knives at her. Then, again blindfolded, she is tricked into believing she throws knives at Penn.While the audience does get to see behind the scenes during these parts of the show, other tricks the duo performs leave viewers completely mystified. Penn takes the eyeglasses from an audience member and puts them in his pocket. They somehow disappear from his pocket and end up inexplicably on Teller's face, which has been encased in a wooden box the whole time.Teller makes coins appear out of a clear tank of water, puts them back in and goldfish magically take their place.While there are some elements of classic magic and sleight of hand in the show, most of the tricks are incredibly creative, innovative and sometimes bordering on the macabre. Teller appears to swallow needles and then a piece of thread. He then proceeds to pull the needles, all neatly threaded together, out of his mouth.Penn, a talented juggler, doesn't use standard objects to showcase his skills - instead he juggles broken liquor bottles and fire.Many of the tricks are accompanied by background music from the talented jazz pianist Mike Jones, which adds another unique touch to the show. If you get to the theater early, you're in for a treat as The Mike Jones Duo performs live music to warm up the crowd. Look closely and you might recognize the tall, mysterious upright bass player in the duo.The culmination of the show is the magic bullet trick where Penn & Teller simultaneously fire guns at each other, through small panes of glass, and then catch the bullets in their mouths. Audience volunteers with gun knowledge are brought up on stage to check the bullets and guns before and after the stunt, confirming its validity.The trick literally ends the show with a bang, leaving the audience wondering how it was pulled off. As Penn explained, it wasn't an easy illusion to create. "We worked on The Double Bullet Catch for a couple of years before we put it in the show and we worked for as long as we could before we ever really pointed a gun. The first step was using a single gun, where just one of us fired at the other. After months of work, it was time for the first tests. We flipped a coin, and I lost. I had to point the gun at Teller first," he said. "It was so hard. Yes, it's a TRICK! Yes, we have so many safety checks in place it's almost stupid, but it was still so, so hard to do. So hard. I was trembling. It's much harder to point a gun at someone than to have a gun pointed at you. It's a trick, no reason to test me on the street. It's not impromptu."It takes a lot of trust to be able to shoot bullets at each other - trust that has built up in Penn & Teller over 30 years of performing together.The two first teamed up in 1975, combining Teller's magic with Penn's juggling and comic expertise, working their way up from the streets to clubs and eventually to Broadway.By 1985, the duo was receiving critical praise for their Off-Broadway show. In 1987, they began the first of two successful Broadway runs and enjoyed national tours throughout the 1990s.They appeared in Las Vegas at Bally's and the MGM Grand before landing a long-term gig in their own spacious theater at the Rio in 2001.Penn & Teller have appeared more than 20 times on "Late Night with David Letterman" and on a variety of other television shows including "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Miami Vice," "Hollywood Squares," "Saturday Night Live" and as animated guests on "The Simpsons."When they aren't busy with their Las Vegas show, Penn & Teller have gotten involved in other creative projects. They are the authors of three best-selling books, "Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends," "How to Play with Your Food" and "How to Play in Traffic."Their latest project, "Penn & Teller: Bulls--t!" for the Showtime television network, is in its fourth season. The show, which has received six Emmy nominations, sets out to debunk myths, rumors and secrets behind popular subjects such as talking to the dead, psychics and alien abductions.Penn credits their longevity and success as a team to keeping their relationship all about work. "It's always been a business relationship. We do better stuff together than we do separately and we love working together. We have become very good friends, of course, but we don't hang out very much."Separating their business and personal lives certainly seems to be a winning formula for Penn & Teller. Their show is constantly evolving as they add new tricks and revamp some older ones. It's one of the smartest shows in town and they certainly live up to their billing as "a couple of eccentric guys who have learned how to do a few cool things."-- By Kristine McKenzie
 
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fromTemecula Wine Country, CA
Gender:Female
Yes, I recommend this product.
Epic seats and show
PostedJuly 23, 2014
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Penn & Teller may not be everyone's cup of magic. Controversial and political, but funny! Our seats from Vegas.com couldnt get any better!! FRONT ROW!!!!!! They get everyone involved, Very viewer friendly. They use the Audience in many of the Acts. My Husband was asked to participate with Teller on one act. It was awesome. This isnt Chris Angel ( and they let you know in a big way! LOL).
I also think its great that they will be out in the hall after the show for pics and autographs, be patient they will get to you . Just have your phone camera ready with someone who knows how to frame the shot! LOL as you can see from mine. I look like a floating head from some bizarre act with Penn! LOL, but he is TALL!!!
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Located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Exotics Racing school is the ultimate driving experience where you can stop dreaming and start driving!Open 7 days a week, Exotics Racing school offers a variety of cars for you to race. Choose from a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche or Audi, then take it out for the drive of a lifetime on a real racetrack. Push the limits of the car's performance with one-on-one coaching from a professional instructor.Prior to driving on the track, you'll be provided with detailed driving instruction in a classroom environment and ride along the discovery laps in a Porche Cayenne GTS. Next, you'll meet your personal driving instructor who will sit in the passenger seat during your driving experience. The instructor ensures that you take full advantage of these powerful exotics while making sure you're safe. You'll learn proper driving position, steering techniques, proper racing lines, braking and acceleration with powerful cars and much more.The beauty of this tour is that you don't have to know how to drive a manual transmission. All of the vehicles are paddle shift, so they can be driven in automatic.The following 2-lap track option is available:Corvette Z06: Feel the rush of the 505HP 7.1L V8 in an exhilarating high-speed experience as a professional driver takes you for two spins around the track. The following 5-lap track options are available:Porsche Cayman S: The Cayman S is one of the best handling cars in the world and is the sport edition of the popular Cayman. With its mid-mounted engine positioned just 12 inches behind the driver, it has a very low center of gravity with weight being distributed uniformly between the front and rear axles. The car is very nimble, changes direction quickly and dances from corner to corner with ease, making it a favorite for drivers of all skill levels. The Cayman S pushes 325 HP, with 4.4 seconds from 0-60 mph. Nissan GT-R Experience: This iconic Japanese supercar is now available to pilot around the racetrack. The 2012 GT-R is powered by a 3.8-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine that generates 530 horsepower and has one of the world's most sophisticated all-wheel drive system. The combination of the two helps propel the GT-R from 0-60 in 3.1 seconds and gives it the grip to attack any race track in the world. Audi Experience: The 2012 Audi R8 V10 comes with aggressive styling, an aluminum body structure, the R-Tronic paddle-shift transmission, the Quattro all-wheel drive system and a 525hp Lamborghini V10 engine. The Audi R8 V10 also offers blistering speeds and awe-inspiring handling that allows this state-of-the-art machine to compete with the best supercars on the planet.Aston Martin V8 Vantage: The 2014 Aston Martin introduces the most comprehensive range of developments for the V8 Vantage. Styled to seduce, the simple yet potent Vantage design is instantly recognizable. Powered by the lightweight, compact 4.7L engine, the V8 Vantage delivers a broad spread of effortless, exploitable performance. Producing 420HP of peak power, the V8 Vantage sprints from 0 - 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds.Ferrari F430 F1 Experience: Get behind the wheel of the Ferrari F430 F1. Push the 490 hp V8 and paddle shift transmission to the max all within the safety of our professional racing instructors. This is truly an experience you will not soon forget. Lamborghini Experience: Get behind the wheel of the powerful Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2. Listen to the Lamborghini's V10 engine roar through the track while your instructor coaches you to drive to the limit. Apply your new racing skills that you learned on the racetrack and get a real feel for what this rear-wheel drive machine is capable of.Porsche 991 GT3 Experience: The 2014 Porsche 991 is still the baddest Porsche on the block. This track-oriented model features a normally aspirated 3.8-liter six-cylinder good for 475 hp and a hair-raising 9,000-rpm redline. The new four-wheel steering system is used here as well, as is the PDK transmission (specially tuned for GT3 use). The new 991 GT3 has an even sturdier and safer stance on the track. Nowhere does it feel more at home than at the limit. The chassis of the new 991 GT3 has been engineered to meet the challenging demands of motorsport – and for this reason it also provides extremely sporty day-to-day driving. The sports car environment in the new 991 GT3 is perfectly adapted to the driver. Ferrari 458 Italia Experience: The 570hp 458 Italia is powered by a high revving 4.5L V8 that is mated to Ferrari’s new dual clutch 7 speed paddle shift gearbox. This engine and gearbox combination helps rocket the 458 from 0-60 in 3.3 seconds and lets the 458 achieve a top speed of 202 mph. This is your chance to grab the reins of Ferrari’s newest and fastest prancing horse.Ferrari Lamborghini Combo Experience: This value package allows drivers to experience five laps in each vehicle.After your experience, you will receive a graduate certificate.
 
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fromTemecula Wine Country, CA
Gender:Female
Yes, I recommend this product.
ZOOOOM!
PostedJuly 23, 2014
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Treated my Hubby to a few laps in A Lamborghini Gallardo for our anniversary. Jason his driving coach was awesome and got him out on the track and exceeding 120mph after his 3rd lap!! LOL He had a Blast!!
You should order the video before heading out. its worth it!!
We loved watching folks doing the Corvette drift experience. It was too funny hearing the comments and screams of some of the riders! LOL
When we come back , I think its a Must! It just looked like crazy fun!!
( we drove to the location on our own, but review asks for pick up info?)
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The epitome of quality, romance and elegance on the Las Vegas Strip, the Bellagio offers luxurious rooms, gourmet restaurants and upscale shopping along with a healthy dose of cultural enlightenment.From the moment one passes the tree-lined pathway and eight-acre lake in front of the hotel, it's clear that the Bellagio pays impeccable attention to detail. The Fountains of Bellagio are world famous, amazing onlookers as they soar into the sky. A vibrant flower petal chandelier by glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, called Fiori di Como, hangs above the lobby like a garden growing from the 18-foot ceiling. The front desk is bordered by a thriving display of foliage, which often coincides with the seasonal display of fresh flowers and trees at the glass-topped Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. A horticulture staff of 140 maintains the beloved attraction, which boasts an entirely different presentation for each of the four seasons and Chinese New Year. Plus, you'll find Mr. & Ms. Green Thumb on hand daily from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. to answer questions about the gardens.Art is a common theme at the Bellagio with museum-caliber exhibitions chosen from prestigious collections captivating patrons at The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. The lobby for Cirque du Soleil's water acrobatics masterpiece "O" showcases bronze sculptures of dancers and acrobats by master sculptor Richard MacDonald, ushering guests into the world of grace and motion before they even enter the theater.Guests will find ultimate relaxation at the Zen-inspired, two-story and can also take fitness classes in The Bamboo Studio exercise room. A quiet hallway overlooking the villa-style pool area marks the perfect spot to enjoy a cold treat from Café Gelato, read a newspaper or sip coffee. The shops at are high-end and exclusive. Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Giorgio Armani and the timeless jewelry stores Breguet and Tiffany & Co. are counted among these, and several luxury retailers -- like Bellissimo for eyewear and Platino for men's wear -- can be found along the pool promenade.Nightlife is always a classy experience at the The Bank. In the grand foyer, bottles of Cristal are stacked from floor to ceiling. The dance floor is lined by etched-glass railings, and striking crystal chandeliers sway overhead. A spectacular indoor/outdoor nightlife venue, called Hyde Bellagio, overlooks the Fountains of Bellagio. It features an award-winning mixology program, tuxedo-clad servers, gourmet small plates and live DJs who play electrifying dance music. Visitors also enjoy Lily. The bar, boasting imported Spanish stone tabletops and community-style ottomans,  provides a more exclusive, intimate evening experience.For a first-rate dining experience, treat yourself to the succulent French fare of Le Cirque or take in the natural beauty of Sensi, where waterfalls and carved stone walls complement distinctive Asian and Italian delicacies. Savor chef Julian Serrano's magnificent Mediterranean food in Picasso, which features some of the great master's paintings. Enjoy a view of the fountains at Todd English's Olives or pick up a sweet treat at the tempting Jean Philippe Pâtisserie, home to the world's tallest and largest chocolate fountain.In March 2015, Julian Serrano will open Lago. The restaurant will boast floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Fountains of Bellagio and serve up small plates of Italian specialties like carpaccio and bruschetta.Decorated with custom-draped canopies and coffered ceilings, the casino offers table games, video poker and slots as well as the high-limit lounge Club Privé and an exclusive baccarat room for VIP guests. An ultra sleek race and sports book houses 13 huge video screens and countless leather chairs. It's also situated next to the stylish Starting Gate bar. The 40-table poker room features "The Game," a commissioned painting by artist LeRoy Neiman, portraying preeminent poker players engaged in a high stakes game. Privileged players may also get the chance to step inside the signature one-table "Bobby's Room," named for Bobby Baldwin, the 1978 World Series of Poker champion and the president and CEO of CityCenter.Accommodations in the Resort Tower of the Bellagio have been completely remodeled. Guests can now enjoy rooms from an elegant collection featuring three distinct color palettes. Each one contains contemporary furnishings, fine wall art, a custom pillow-top mattress, a 40-inch flat-screen HD television and an internet hub/charging station. The bathrooms are spacious and showcase Italian marble floors and surfaces.Couples wishing to marry will find an ambience of beauty and romance at the Bellagio's wedding chapel and can even tie the knot upon the Terrazza di Sogno (Terrace of Dreams), an Italian balcony overlooking the fountains.The Bellagio caters to guests from around the world while balancing an elegant and contemporary atmosphere. A feast for the eyes, soul and stomach, the property offers its guests a taste of all the finer things in life.
 
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fromTemecula Wine Country, CA
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Roulette
Yes, I recommend this product.
EPIC View!
PostedJuly 23, 2014
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Our stay at the Bellagio was 5 star all the way! Check in can be a bit crazy, so pick a line with folks that look like experienced travelers. But enjoy the beautiful flowers and art glass while you wait. Check out can be done on the TV, so no hassles. Call the bell desk and get your bags taken to your valet car area and they load and send you on your way! Easy and stress free!
The clerk asked us what floor we preferred, We said to give us the best deluxe fountain view, and we were sent zipping up the elevator to the 28th floor, the view was EPIC!!!! full fountain view and the added plus of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris across the street!! Doesn't get much better than that! Fabulous!
Casino was a bit sedate, this isnt party central for the 20 somethings, but we had good luck on slots and games, that always gets you in a great mood!
We had a special dinner at Le Cirque and it was as good as it gets if you are a foodie. Service and meal was 5 star.
for Coffee and a treat stop at Jean Phillipes Patisserie. Not just chocolate, but great Panini and crepes and breakfast danish. WE even had a custom anniversary cake made for presentation at Le Cirque for our anniversary. WOW. and Yummy!!
Expect to tip well!! The service we had was Rock Star status.
Cant wait to return again!!
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The epitome of quality, romance and elegance on the Las Vegas Strip, the Bellagio offers luxurious rooms, gourmet restaurants and upscale shopping along with a healthy dose of cultural enlightenment.From the moment one passes the tree-lined pathway and eight-acre lake in front of the hotel, it's clear that the Bellagio pays impeccable attention to detail. The Fountains of Bellagio are world famous, amazing onlookers as they soar into the sky. A vibrant flower petal chandelier by glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, called Fiori di Como, hangs above the lobby like a garden growing from the 18-foot ceiling. The front desk is bordered by a thriving display of foliage, which often coincides with the seasonal display of fresh flowers and trees at the glass-topped Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. A horticulture staff of 140 maintains the beloved attraction, which boasts an entirely different presentation for each of the four seasons and Chinese New Year. Plus, you'll find Mr. & Ms. Green Thumb on hand daily from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. to answer questions about the gardens.Art is a common theme at the Bellagio with museum-caliber exhibitions chosen from prestigious collections captivating patrons at The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. The lobby for Cirque du Soleil's water acrobatics masterpiece "O" showcases bronze sculptures of dancers and acrobats by master sculptor Richard MacDonald, ushering guests into the world of grace and motion before they even enter the theater.Guests will find ultimate relaxation at the Zen-inspired, two-story and can also take fitness classes in The Bamboo Studio exercise room. A quiet hallway overlooking the villa-style pool area marks the perfect spot to enjoy a cold treat from Café Gelato, read a newspaper or sip coffee. The shops at are high-end and exclusive. Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Giorgio Armani and the timeless jewelry stores Breguet and Tiffany & Co. are counted among these, and several luxury retailers -- like Bellissimo for eyewear and Platino for men's wear -- can be found along the pool promenade.Nightlife is always a classy experience at the The Bank. In the grand foyer, bottles of Cristal are stacked from floor to ceiling. The dance floor is lined by etched-glass railings, and striking crystal chandeliers sway overhead. A spectacular indoor/outdoor nightlife venue, called Hyde Bellagio, overlooks the Fountains of Bellagio. It features an award-winning mixology program, tuxedo-clad servers, gourmet small plates and live DJs who play electrifying dance music. Visitors also enjoy Lily. The bar, boasting imported Spanish stone tabletops and community-style ottomans,  provides a more exclusive, intimate evening experience.For a first-rate dining experience, treat yourself to the succulent French fare of Le Cirque or take in the natural beauty of Sensi, where waterfalls and carved stone walls complement distinctive Asian and Italian delicacies. Savor chef Julian Serrano's magnificent Mediterranean food in Picasso, which features some of the great master's paintings. Enjoy a view of the fountains at Todd English's Olives or pick up a sweet treat at the tempting Jean Philippe Pâtisserie, home to the world's tallest and largest chocolate fountain.In March 2015, Julian Serrano will open Lago. The restaurant will boast floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Fountains of Bellagio and serve up small plates of Italian specialties like carpaccio and bruschetta.Decorated with custom-draped canopies and coffered ceilings, the casino offers table games, video poker and slots as well as the high-limit lounge Club Privé and an exclusive baccarat room for VIP guests. An ultra sleek race and sports book houses 13 huge video screens and countless leather chairs. It's also situated next to the stylish Starting Gate bar. The 40-table poker room features "The Game," a commissioned painting by artist LeRoy Neiman, portraying preeminent poker players engaged in a high stakes game. Privileged players may also get the chance to step inside the signature one-table "Bobby's Room," named for Bobby Baldwin, the 1978 World Series of Poker champion and the president and CEO of CityCenter.Accommodations in the Resort Tower of the Bellagio have been completely remodeled. Guests can now enjoy rooms from an elegant collection featuring three distinct color palettes. Each one contains contemporary furnishings, fine wall art, a custom pillow-top mattress, a 40-inch flat-screen HD television and an internet hub/charging station. The bathrooms are spacious and showcase Italian marble floors and surfaces.Couples wishing to marry will find an ambience of beauty and romance at the Bellagio's wedding chapel and can even tie the knot upon the Terrazza di Sogno (Terrace of Dreams), an Italian balcony overlooking the fountains.The Bellagio caters to guests from around the world while balancing an elegant and contemporary atmosphere. A feast for the eyes, soul and stomach, the property offers its guests a taste of all the finer things in life.
 

What is the best floor to stay on for the best view of the strip

28th facing the fountains!!!!!
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