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Discover the days of yore on your Vegas vacation. The Excalibur endeavors to re-create the Middle Ages, a time filled with adventure and enchantment. Centrally located amid all the action at the southern end of the Strip, the storybook-like fortress boasts a drawbridge and moat. Other medieval touches can be spotted throughout the architecture and décor, such as turreted towers, stone columns, wood paneling and candle chandeliers.The Excalibur is perfect for families because they can let their young ones act like knights and fair ladies. The Fun Dungeon is among the themed activities. It's packed with carnival-style games. The expansive pool area has a thrilling waterslide -- as well as 17 decked-out cabanas for parents. After dark, everyone can attend the "Tournament of Kings," where they'll experience the gallantry and equestrian feats from one of the tales about King Arthur. The arena is spectacular, and in addition to cheering on your knight, there is a three-course dinner to be eaten with your fingers.Opened in 1990, the castle has undergone extensive "modernization" to appeal to singles and mature travelers without kids. Additional entertainment offerings are definitely geared toward grown-ups. Women will go crazy for the hot Thunder from Down Under troupe (the men strip off nearly everything onstage!). Plus, disco aficionados will revel in the rich vocal harmonies at "The Australian Bee Gees Show."Only a fabled resort can bring you dining beyond the ordinary. For gourmet fare, the Excalibur features The Steakhouse at Camelot. A Zagat Award winner, this steakhouse prepares fine cuts of beef, fresh seafood and decadent desserts. Enjoy Old World hospitality and family-style service at the beloved Italian restaurant chain Buca di Beppo. All ages can indulge in the bountiful Excalibur Buffet. Or enjoy quick, casual meals in the Castle Walk Food Court. Extremely large at 25,000 square feet, it's home to Schlotzsky's, Cinnabon, Hot Dog on a Stick, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Pick Up Stix, Schlotzsky's, Tropical Smoothie Café, Auntie Anne's Soft Rolled Pretzels, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Popcornopolis.The over-21 crowd will have a blast at Dick's Last Resort. It's perfect for nightlife-loving visitors. The bar and stage in there are always rocking, and when guests get hungry they can turn to a menu of pub grub complete with Macho Nachos, Mumbo Jumbo Chicky Wings and the Big Ass Burger. Or spend a high-energy night in the Octane Lounge, a classic rock bar with a display of custom-designed motorcycles. Among the signature drinks are the Blood, Sweat & Gears Cosmo and the High Octane Kiss, served by bartenders dressed in black leather.The resort's casino floor has also assumed a party-like vibe. On the weekends an area dubbed "The Party Pit" features table games set near a stage topped with scantily clad dancing girls. And the 12-table poker room hosts a sexy "Strip Poker Tournament" on Saturday nights, where guests can watch a lovely lady remove items of her clothing on losing hands. The Lounge, also located on the casino floor, features Miami all-girl band Dollface who perform a variety of music styles from pop to punk.Staying at the Excalibur is not about roughing it. Most of the rooms have been renovated and offer a contemporary take on castle-themed accommodations. The widescreen rooms come with granite countertops, 42-inch plasma TVs, pillow-top mattresses and iPod-compatible clock radios. Even the standard rooms are very comfortable with wood furnishings, cable TVs and hair dryers.Need a bit of pampering? Everyone can be a king or queen for the day at The Spa at Excalibur. Overlooking the pool area, it provides a selection of massages, facials, scrubs and wraps and uses Aveda products exclusively in its treatments.And romance never goes out-of-date at the Excalibur. The Canterbury Wedding Chapel is cherished by couples who wish to celebrate their big day traditionally or in medieval attire.If your family or friends are looking to get away from it all, the Excalibur promises endless activity for all ages -- while still being a child-friendly haven. With an ideal location on the Strip as well as a tram that connects it to the Luxor and Mandalay Bay, the Excalibur is a good-quality, value-oriented resort. In fact, if a trip to the real castles of England is out of your price range, then a visit here will more than suffice.-- By Renée LiButti
 

Are there coffee makers in the rooms?

No, I don't believe the rooms have coffeemakers in them.
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Standing in the spotlight on a Las Vegas stage is second nature to Donny and Marie Osmond.The Osmond family has an extensive history with the city. Donny's first gig was at the Sahara hotel opening for Shirley Bassey performing with his brothers at the age of 7.It was at Caesars Palace during an Osmond show in 1973 that Donny and Marie sang together on stage for the first time, and throughout the '70s, members of the Osmond family played at practically every hotel in Las Vegas, including the Tropicana and the Las Vegas Hilton.In 2008, the duo opened their production at the Flamingo, aptly titled "Donny & Marie," and haven't looked back. The show is a family-friendly variety show that follows the winning formula of their 1970s TV program, incorporating dancing, humor and all of their hit songs -- both as individuals and as a duo.The show starts out with Donny & Marie singing a medley of "Get the Party Started," "Dancing in the Streets" and "Knock on Wood," accompanied by a group of talented back up dancers.They also sing a new song, "Vegas Love," from their latest album -- the first they have recorded together in 30 years.While they may be best known as a team, both Donny and Marie found significant success as solo artists as well and the show gives them each a chance to highlight their individual achievements.For Marie's turn in the spotlight, she sings her most well-known song, "Paper Roses," along with some of her other country favorites, accompanied by two guitar players.She also heats things up with a mash up of "Walk this Way" and "These Boots Were Made for Walking," accompanied by male dancers.Marie has a strong voice and shows her considerable range by belting out a flawless version of the operatic piece "Pie Jesu."As everyone knows, it's Donny who was always a little bit rock 'n' roll, and the show switches gears for his solo set.He appears out of fog on stage in to rock his 1989 comeback hit "Soldier of Love."Donny, a "Dancing with the Stars" winner, shows off some of his moves and some funky choreography on "Yo Yo" while footage of him and his brothers dancing during the '70s plays on a screen behind the stage.Even though Donny likes to rock, it was his love ballads that made him an official heartthrob and he doesn't disappoint the longtime fans, singing well-known hits like "Puppy Love," accompanied by footage of him during his teenage years."This is the part where all of the women would scream," says Donny in the middle of "Puppy Love," which of course, elicits screams from the female members of the audience. "I've still got it!" he proclaims.Donny and Marie reunite on stage toward the end of the show, singing some of their classic hits like "Make the World Go Away," "Morning Side of the Mountain" and "Deep Purple."The intimate 750-seat showroom at the Flamingo is a perfect fit for Donny and Marie, offering a good view from just about any seat and allowing the performers to walk out into the audience and get close to their fans. The classic Vegas-style room features booths and tables and contributes to the feeling of nostalgia the duo evokes with their show.The Osmonds have both starred on Broadway and they close the show with songs from "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Wicked," "The Sound of Music" and more.Donny and Marie have been crowd pleasers in Vegas since childhood and judging by the fact that they're still consistently selling out shows, they'll continue to be welcome for a long time.Q&A with Donny OsmondDonny Osmond's life in the entertainment business began at the age of 5 when he first appeared on "The Andy Williams Show" with his brothers' singing group. During the 1970s, Donny stood out as the heartthrob of the bunch and he soon found himself in the center of "Osmondmania."His sister Marie joined him in the spotlight on "The Donny and Marie Show," a popular variety program that aired on ABC from 1976 to 1979. Donny (at age 18) and Marie (at age 16) made television history by becoming the youngest hosts of a weekly prime-time TV musical/variety show. When the show ended, they continued to perform together up until 1986 and they each went on to pursue solo careers. Donny and Marie reunited in 1998 to co-host "Donny & Marie," a talk show that ran for two seasons.Over the years, Donny has released 55 albums and has enjoyed a diverse career encompassing theater, television and the big screen. He has hosted the game show "Pyramid," he's a best-selling author (his autobiography debuted at No. 1 on the UK bestseller list) and an accomplished theater performer (over 2,000 performances starring in Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and most recently on Broadway in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast").Donny also recently co-starred in the Disney film "College Road Trip" and he can currently be found appearing with Marie in their variety show at the Flamingo five nights a week.Q: You have a lot of history performing in Las Vegas -- you've been working here since you were a kid. How have you seen the city change over the years -- has entertainment changed?A: "It's gotten bigger -- that's for sure. Entertainment is entertainment. Obviously the production value has gotten huge and I think a lot of people have learned that, yes, we've raised the bar. But what Marie and I have tried to accomplish here is bring back a little bit of traditional Vegas where it's not just production, but there's personality -- and that's what we've tried to create here at the Flamingo. Yeah, we give them a lot of the dancing and the lights and the multimedia and sound and everything, but there are times where we just sit down and sing and try to give them what we were raised on -- and that is variety."Do you have any memories that stand out from your days performing here back in the '70s? Ever hang out with the Rat Pack or anything like that?A: "My first memory is opening up for Shirley Bassey at Sahara and Mickey Rooney would come by every so often and join in the show. I remember Elvis coming back stage when we were playing the International, when the Hilton was the International, and talking to us back in his dressing room. He closed and then we opened the next night and he stayed to watch our opening show. Then I remember working at Caesars and Frank was out in the audience when we were opening up for Nancy."Speaking of Elvis, there's some footage of you in your show in Elvis-like jumpsuits. Was that just the style or were you a big fan?A: "It's interesting to note that we had the same designer and when Elvis went into that high collar, flare bellbottom kind of a look, it's about the same time that Bill Belew started designing for us, which was around 1970. Obviously Elvis had it maybe slightly before us, but we had the same designer, Bill Belew."It's been 29 years since you did a long-term engagement in Las Vegas. What made you want to come back and do that?A: "We always knew we'd be back. We knew it would be inevitable for Donny and Marie to do something … We wanted to pursue our own careers after 'The Donny and Marie Show' ended and we did that and we thought, you know it's time to bring back some nostalgia and bring back our individual careers. When Chip Lightman and Danny Gans contacted us, they said 'we think Donny and Marie is right for Vegas right now and I know you guys have been thinking about it.' So we looked at a lot of different showrooms and then he introduced us to Don (Marrandino, president of the Flamingo). I was the first one to come here to the Flamingo and I saw the showroom and I said 'that's it.' The booths, the old traditional Vegas -- it's not the concert seating. It's intimate enough, it's small enough yet large enough to support a larger show. It was a perfect fit."You've been performing together for more than 30 years and you're still selling out shows. How have you managed to maintain that popularity?A: "It's unbelievable what's going on. You never really know what's going to happen... You can throw millions of dollars at a show and you just don't know if the audience is going to take to it. We're no exception to the rule, but the word of mouth has been fantastic. Granted, Marie and I have put forth a lot of work… but you just never know, so we're really lucky, really blessed right now to have a wave to ride -- especially in these economic times."In the show you joke about the fact that you're a grandfather, yet you do some pretty strenuous dancing. Where do you get all the energy for that?A: "I have no idea. I really don't know. I'm pretty tired at the end of the week. This grandpa goes home and plays with the grandkids."But that takes a lot of energy too.A: "It's different though. It recharges my batteries so to speak. I still have young children at home. My youngest is ten and I have a seventeen-year-old in high school and three older than that -- twenty-three, twenty-seven and twenty-nine." You've got your hands full.A: "Yeah I do, but I'm pretty lucky in that respect too. I get to have my cake and eat it too as they say. I get to play Vegas and do the star role and then I go home and play the dad role."You sing a lot of greatest hits in your show -- any plans to release new music? A: "We do actually. There's talk of doing a Donny and Marie album but again, we still have our own separate careers. Marie's working on an album right now and so the plans are there but …to add any more on the plate would be kind of dangerous right now, but there are plans for me to start my solo project after the first of the year."Would you ever want to go back to TV or do you prefer a live audience?A: "There is a show in the works right now -- can't really release the information yet -- but a network show that Marie and I are looking at doing... Vegas is looking like exactly the way I wanted it to be a few years ago -- the home base for both of us. Because when you get right down to it, let's call it the way it is -- Vegas has become the entertainment capital of the world. Everybody comes here and to have a huge presence here is just a good move."Have you gone to see anyone else's shows in town?A: "No I haven't. I wish I could but we all do shows at the same time. Although, the night before last I was in my dressing room late and George Wallace comes on and I walk out on stage, so I was part of George's show and sang with Mosaic. They said they want to do it again. They're coming up with an arrangement to involve me in one of their songs. So really that's the only thing I can do since all of our shows are at the same time and I go home Sundays and Mondays."You have done television, Broadway -- is there anything you haven't done yet that you'd like to do? Would you like to go back to Broadway?A: "Yeah -- That's obviously a really nice feather in your cap to say you've been to Broadway -- it's a long commitment because you have to do at least 5 -- 6 months…it's going to be easier for me to do stuff like that once my children are raised, but right now Vegas is the ideal situation for me. I did something last August that was so much fun. I did a Disney film with Martin Lawrence and Raven Symone. I played the dorkiest guy though but I had so much fun so I'd kind of like to do some more cameo spots in films. I like to jump around. I like to do it all. It keeps me from getting bored so to speak. Here again, I guess it's that variety in me -- I like to do a lot of different kinds of things."-- By Kristine McKenzie
 

Could you please tell me if Donnie & Marie will be August 2014

No, it looks like Olivia Newton-John will be in the showroom during August.
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You have probably seen him on television performing incredible illusions such as making the Statue of Liberty disappear, navigating the rapids of Niagara Falls and flying over the Grand Canyon. Master magician David Copperfield seems to have done it all. His show in Las Vegas is a unique opportunity for audiences to see these larger-than- life illusions performed live and up close in the Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand.Of course he can't exactly re-create all of them, but he demonstrates similar and equally amazing illusions using objects that are more suitable for a stage setting.Copperfield alludes to an illusion he did where he walked through the Great Wall of China and then explains that he is going to re-create that same illusion using a large metal sheet as the indestructible medium through which he will effortlessly pass.The metal sheet is placed on a raised platform, and Copperfield has two audience members come on stage to test it out by walking on it and hitting it with a rubber hammer.Next, he lies under the piece of metal, and four assistants hold a sheet over Copperfield and the platform. The assistants spin the platform around proving to the audience that there is no way out except by going through the metal. First you see just a finger poking through and then, within seconds, he miraculously appears on top of the metal sheet.This is just one of the mind-boggling magic tricks that he performs in the show. As the epitome of master magicians, Copperfield takes his illusions to another level of excitement and awe. Instead of doing the typical box trick where a woman is sliced in half, he locks himself in a box that begins to shrink in size. He smiles at the audience while moving his hands and feet as the box gets so small the entire length of his body has been reduced to mere inches.The box gradually gets bigger and Copperfield hops onto the stage saying, "that's how they made mini me," before moving on to his next illusion. He integrates his casual and comical personality into every act, resulting in laughter from the crowd.Audience interaction is a big part of the show as he incorporates a person picked at random for almost every illusion. You might even see him doing magic right in front of your seat when he performs illusions while standing in the audience. For one illusion he asks a woman to join him in the aisle on the side of the theater. He asks the woman to examine a piece of tissue paper before he rolls it into a ball and makes it levitate and dance along his arm with the tap of a finger.Unlike other magic shows in Las Vegas, Copperfield does not implement flashy showgirls, dancing or over the top production elements to supplement his illusions. His magic has enough of a wow factor on its own.His expertise as a magician dates back to when he was just 12 years old and started performing professionally. That same year he also became the youngest person ever to be admitted to the Society of American Magicians. From there, Copperfield went on to teach a course on magic at New York University when he was 16.During his first year in college, Copperfield starred in the Chicago musical, "The Magic Man," and as a result of the show's success he was selected to host ABC's "The Magic of ABC." From there he was offered his own series of specials with CBS titled "The Magic of David Copperfield." The series has been aired in over 40 countries.His illustrious career has made him a Guinness Book of World Record holder for having 21 Emmys, and he has a star on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame." Apart from his revue in Vegas, he continues to tour, performing sold out shows around the world.His enduring presence as a magician and integration into pop culture and even postage stamps proves that Copperfield's magic has no boundaries.He even demonstrates his ability to predict the future in an act where he gets people from the audience to provide him with different numbers that he later pulls from a box that has been hanging above the stage for the entire show.If just having the numbers on paper is not impressive enough, Copperfield also reveals a cassette tape with a recording of himself reciting the numbers that he plays for the audience. It is an astonishing feat that amazes everyone with the impossibility of it all.-- By Caroline Fontein
 

How often David change his performance, I see him in may and I wanted to see him again in march if is a new show

I don't think the show changes very much from month to month - you would probably be seeing the same show. Possibly one or two little things could be different.
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Blending glamour and modern luxury, The Cosmopolitan is, without a doubt, the most chic and stylish resort on the Strip. It boasts a guest experience that interlaces ultra comfortable accommodations with trendsetting restaurants and shops, hot music and nightspots, striking visual art and cool technology.Making its fashionable debut at the end of 2010, the 2,995-room, über-classy property, which sits on the corner of Harmon Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, is likely to be the last major casino resort to open on the Strip for the foreseeable future. Consisting of two elegant New York-style towers, its architecture provides a refreshing change from the city's many themed resortsWith eight dynamic columns wrapped in mirrors and video screens, the lobby even doubles as a trendy ultra lounge -- and the Vesper Bar, named for the fictional martini loved by secret agent James Bond, is just steps away. Once you enter The Cosmopolitan's vibrant world, you can gamble, shop, wine and dine, be entertained or simply relax – whatever you envision for your perfect vacation.Of course, the most important thing to hipsters is the nightlife -- and it's here in spades. Set beneath a stunning curtain of crystal beads, The Chandelier is the centerpiece featuring three stories of unique bar environments: a classic cocktail nook on top, a lounge setting in the middle and a high-energy social scene at the bottom.In addition, partiers will adore Marquee Nightclub, where DJs are always pumping today's top sounds. Surrounded by four-story LED screens, the dance floor will wow you. Plus, during the spring and summer months, guests can enjoy the Marquee Dayclub experience, which is filled with poolside debauchery. The Cosmopolitan also has a social club called Rose.Rabbit.Lie., which is part restaurant, part bar and part club. It is also home to "Vegas Nocturne," a vaudeville-like revue with an array of offbeat acts including displays of acrobatics, tap dancing and magic.Gourmands are sure to savor the diverse dining opportunities helmed by culinary stars from around the world. Signature restaurants include STK, a flirty take on a steakhouse by chef Stephen Hopcraft, and Scarpetta, which serves a regional Italian menu evoking the simplicity of "cucina rustica" (a rustic kitchen) by chef Scott Conant. Eateries like Jaleo by food mastermind José Andrés and the Mediterranean-themed Estiatorio Milos by restaurateur Costas Spiliadis are changing the face of fine dining in Las Vegas. Plus, chef David Myers' modern French brasserie Comme Ça is très bien!On the casual end, several restaurants at The Cosmopolitan dish out simpler cuisine -- prepared with the freshest ingredients. Holsteins knows how to grill up great burgers, and the Wicked Spoon brunch/buffet specializes in a variety of American comfort foods. There's even a secret pizza window where you can grab a New York-style slice and a Coke on the run.In the evenings the resort plays host to some of the world’s top musicians. A stellar entertainment lineup can be found taking the stage inside The Chelsea (like Grammy Award-winning recording artist Bruno Mars, who will perform for select dates through August 2014) or outside by the Boulevard Pool. Performances are often broadcast live to passersby on The Cosmopolitan's 65-foot-tall LED-display marquee. The funky lounges Book & Stage and Bond regularly host free concerts or live DJs as well.There is a collection of stores at The Cosmopolitan that create an urban boutique shopping experience. From AllSaints Spitalfields and Stitched to the CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, you'll discover an array of exclusive apparel and other merchandise for men and women. And stop by P3 Studio, a glass-walled space that features contemporary artists from around the world who create interactive artwork as part of a residency programThe guest rooms at The Cosmopolitan offer unparalleled comfort, breathtaking views from oversized private terraces and thoughtful amenities, like a kitchenette with a microwave and a Sub-Zero minibar stocked with unexpected treats.The high-rise hotel also features an expansive casino, the mystical Sahra Spa & Hammam and a progressive arts program.With plenty of chances for fun and relaxation, as well as for indulging your palate, being pampered, partying and spotting stars, The Cosmopolitan is the place to be in Las Vegas.-- By Renée LiButti
 

are there coffee machines in the rooms, hair dryers

There is a hairdryer. Don't think they have coffee makers.
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KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand is an action-packed adventure story about Imperial Twins who are separated by an attack on their Far Eastern palace. Unlike other Cirque du Soleil shows in Vegas, this one has a distinguishable plot. The story is exciting, but what really captivates audiences is how it's told.Apart from a brief narrative at the beginning of the show, there is no talking in KÀ. Instead, the plot is conveyed through the performers' actions and an awe-inspiring stage that cost $200 million and took two years to build. In KÀ you see special effects from the silver screen come to life before your eyes. In addition, the show's talented cast includes: gymnasts, martial artists, aerialists, a baton twirler and a specialty act that performers a daring routine on a giant spinning wheel contraption.Just walking into the theater is an experience on its own. As soon as you enter, you are confronted with a postindustrial looking post and beam structure that lines both sides of the theater. Tribal warriors are perched on the structure. Don't be surprised if they suddenly jump out over the audience. The warriors are wearing equipment, allowing them to swing over the audience and back in a matter of seconds.The surrounding stage elements make you feel like you are a part of the set with the action taking place all around you. Throughout the show, the performers enter the stage from the audience. If you are sitting by the aisle you might even see a warrior appear at your side with a bow and arrow in hand, ready for combat.Instead of a traditional stage, the audience sits facing a seemingly bottomless void filled with smoke. The artists enter and exit from above, around and inside the void. They do almost everything, but walk from stage left to stage right like what you would see in any typical production. At KÀ the artists fly through the air or perform on two moving platforms that operate independently of each other and five stage lifts. The artists also perform on the post and beam structure that extends from the stage area over the audience.The ever-evolving performance space transforms into a floating barge, a beach, a snowy mountain and a violent sea in the midst of a storm, among other varied landscapes. The changing platforms mean that the performers and their orientation to the audience is always changing too. The show starts with a twin brother and sister at a celebration before their palace is attacked by evil warriors. While trying to escape, the twins get separated, and they are each forced to embark on an arduous journey to find one another and reclaim their palace.They travel through varied terrain and meet interesting characters who help them along the way. KÀ has all of the expected elaborate production elements of a Cirque du Soleil show, including acrobatics. In one scene, the sister lands in a tropical jungle where the inhabitants jump, flip and fly from swinging vines.While the twins are finding their way, the stage once again transforms into the lair of the evil ruler and his warriors. It is amazing to see the scene instantly change from a beautiful lush forest to a dark, ominous looking hideout.Ultimately, the Imperial twins prevail, and the show ends in a glorious celebration with music, dancing and fireworks. If you've ever dreamed of embarking on a fantastical adventure, then make sure to see KÀ on your next stay in Las Vegas.
 

Will this show be on in January 2015

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Yes, it should be showing in January 2015, however inventory for the new year just hasn't been released yet. Your best best is to check back with us toward the latter half of 2014 as we should have tickets available by late summer or in fall.
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Although it may seem preposterous, some hotels in Las Vegas are geared to kids -- like Circus Circus, which is located at the northern end of the Strip. Book a room here and the whole family will be able to embark on a flight of fancy.Start your adventure at The Adventuredome, a five-acre theme park situated beneath a climate-controlled dome covered with pink glass. It contains at least 25 unique rides. The brave at heart can hop on the Canyon Blaster, a double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster. The younger set is sure to enjoy Miner Mike, a runaway coal train, or the Thunderbirds, a squadron of not-so-high-flying 1920s-style airplanes. Plus, several virtual reality film rides are broadcast in the FX Theatre, including "SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D" and "Happy Feet: Mumble's Wild Ride 4-D," for all ages. The Adventuredome has recently added a new roller coaster -- El Loco. After a 90-foot ascent, the 72-second ride offers negative G drops, gravity-defying turns and over-the-edge twists.Parents looking for more adult-oriented pastimes can play slots in the nearby Skyrise Casino or head downstairs to the main casino floor, where there is race and sports book, more than 40 table games (note: free lessons in poker, blackjack, roulette and craps are offered daily) and more than 1,500 of the latest slot and video poker machines.Ironically, situated above is the famed Circus Circus Midway, where you can win stuffed animals and other toys by trying your luck at one of more than 200 popular carnival games. In the center of all the action is the Midway Stage, home to free live circus acts featuring performers from around the world. Shows run every half hour from early afternoon until late at night.You'll actually encounter clownin' around everywhere on the property. Since opening in 1968, Circus Circus has presented roving clowns and other beloved circus acts not only on stages in the Midway and The Adventuredome, but also wandering the floor space throughout both facilities -- this includes the lobby, the shopping promenade and other gathering spots. Clowns are like ambassadors at Circus Circus. In addition to their merrymaking, they answer questions, give directions and make any waits in line pass by enjoyably.When it's time to eat, you'll find something for everyone at this resort -- from quick snacks to full-service restaurants and the massive Circus Buffet. The gourmet dining room, THE Steak House, has long been acclaimed for its perfectly prepared prime cuts of meat cooked on a mesquite charcoal broiler. The Garden Grill serves a menu of American favorites, and the Pizzeria is a whimsical spot for freshly baked pizza with an array of tempting toppings. Pick up a sweet treat at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, an overstuffed sandwich at the Westside Deli or a bagel and a cup of joe at Barista. And don't miss the most enchanting eatery on the premises -- a snack bar in the Midway designed to resemble a carousel. It rotates high above the casino floor -- and the gelato is simply divine!Rock 'n' roll legend Vince Neil has opened two party-oriented venues at Circus Circus. Vince Neil's Tatuado Eat-Drink-Party! has a mouth-watering menu with a selection of the Mötley Crüe front man's signature burgers and burritos. Vince Neil's Party Bus Bar, located just upstairs from the restaurant, features flair bartenders and party girls offering up shots and other creative cocktails. Rounding out the amenities at Circus Circus are pools, the Alexandra Noel Beauty Salon and shops that sell everything from designer fragrances to taffy and old-time photos. Want to tie the knot? Weddings are conducted in the Chapel of the Fountain, which has a romantic English garden setting.Circus Circus boasts several different kinds of accommodations. There are comfortable, traditional rooms along with 135 spacious suites in the West, Casino and Skyrise towers. Circus Circus Manor is a series of five three-story buildings that offer motor lodge-style rooms and parking. Plus, the KOA Circusland RV Park is spread out on 23 acres and encompasses a convenience store, an arcade, a laundry facility, a playground, pet runs and a large entertainment-oriented room.Clearly, the ultimate, affordable, family-style resort in Las Vegas is Circus Circus. Where else would you have easy access to a midway under a pink-and-white big top as well as a giant indoor theme park?-- By Renée LiButti
 

is there city busor shuttle from circus circus to lexor

The Strip route has a double-decker bus nicknamed The Deuce that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More info:
http://www.vegas.com/transportation...
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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. Recently, three new shows were added to its collection of 32, with the debut of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," The Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and Glenn Miller's "In the Mood."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 120 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, which overlooks the Fountains of Bellagio, opened recently. It features an award-winning mixology program, tuxedo-clad servers, gourmet small plates and live DJs who play electrifying dance music. Visitors are also enjoying Lily. The new 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, a three-time winner of the coveted AAA Five-Diamond Award 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.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.-- Staff Report
 

food & beverage credit

I'm trying to make a reservation for Bellagio through vegas.com, which offers me "Includes $75 food & beverage credit".

What can this credit be used for?
Is it possible to use buffet in Bellagio?
You should be able to use at any restaurant in the Bellagio. A valid credit card must be presented upon check-in and you will be required to charge the food & beverage and resort credit to your room for redemption. Unused credit will not be refunded and has no cash value. Any additional charges will be the responsibility of the guest at check out and will be applied to the credit card on file.
4 weeks, 2 days ago
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Discover the days of yore on your Vegas vacation. The Excalibur endeavors to re-create the Middle Ages, a time filled with adventure and enchantment. Centrally located amid all the action at the southern end of the Strip, the storybook-like fortress boasts a drawbridge and moat. Other medieval touches can be spotted throughout the architecture and décor, such as turreted towers, stone columns, wood paneling and candle chandeliers.The Excalibur is perfect for families because they can let their young ones act like knights and fair ladies. The Fun Dungeon is among the themed activities. It's packed with carnival-style games. The expansive pool area has a thrilling waterslide -- as well as 17 decked-out cabanas for parents. After dark, everyone can attend the "Tournament of Kings," where they'll experience the gallantry and equestrian feats from one of the tales about King Arthur. The arena is spectacular, and in addition to cheering on your knight, there is a three-course dinner to be eaten with your fingers.Opened in 1990, the castle has undergone extensive "modernization" to appeal to singles and mature travelers without kids. Additional entertainment offerings are definitely geared toward grown-ups. Women will go crazy for the hot Thunder from Down Under troupe (the men strip off nearly everything onstage!). Plus, disco aficionados will revel in the rich vocal harmonies at "The Australian Bee Gees Show."Only a fabled resort can bring you dining beyond the ordinary. For gourmet fare, the Excalibur features The Steakhouse at Camelot. A Zagat Award winner, this steakhouse prepares fine cuts of beef, fresh seafood and decadent desserts. Enjoy Old World hospitality and family-style service at the beloved Italian restaurant chain Buca di Beppo. All ages can indulge in the bountiful Excalibur Buffet. Or enjoy quick, casual meals in the Castle Walk Food Court. Extremely large at 25,000 square feet, it's home to Schlotzsky's, Cinnabon, Hot Dog on a Stick, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Pick Up Stix, Schlotzsky's, Tropical Smoothie Café, Auntie Anne's Soft Rolled Pretzels, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Popcornopolis.The over-21 crowd will have a blast at Dick's Last Resort. It's perfect for nightlife-loving visitors. The bar and stage in there are always rocking, and when guests get hungry they can turn to a menu of pub grub complete with Macho Nachos, Mumbo Jumbo Chicky Wings and the Big Ass Burger. Or spend a high-energy night in the Octane Lounge, a classic rock bar with a display of custom-designed motorcycles. Among the signature drinks are the Blood, Sweat & Gears Cosmo and the High Octane Kiss, served by bartenders dressed in black leather.The resort's casino floor has also assumed a party-like vibe. On the weekends an area dubbed "The Party Pit" features table games set near a stage topped with scantily clad dancing girls. And the 12-table poker room hosts a sexy "Strip Poker Tournament" on Saturday nights, where guests can watch a lovely lady remove items of her clothing on losing hands. The Lounge, also located on the casino floor, features Miami all-girl band Dollface who perform a variety of music styles from pop to punk.Staying at the Excalibur is not about roughing it. Most of the rooms have been renovated and offer a contemporary take on castle-themed accommodations. The widescreen rooms come with granite countertops, 42-inch plasma TVs, pillow-top mattresses and iPod-compatible clock radios. Even the standard rooms are very comfortable with wood furnishings, cable TVs and hair dryers.Need a bit of pampering? Everyone can be a king or queen for the day at The Spa at Excalibur. Overlooking the pool area, it provides a selection of massages, facials, scrubs and wraps and uses Aveda products exclusively in its treatments.And romance never goes out-of-date at the Excalibur. The Canterbury Wedding Chapel is cherished by couples who wish to celebrate their big day traditionally or in medieval attire.If your family or friends are looking to get away from it all, the Excalibur promises endless activity for all ages -- while still being a child-friendly haven. With an ideal location on the Strip as well as a tram that connects it to the Luxor and Mandalay Bay, the Excalibur is a good-quality, value-oriented resort. In fact, if a trip to the real castles of England is out of your price range, then a visit here will more than suffice.-- By Renée LiButti
 

what if i need a refrigerator for room

Please call the hotel and request a refrigerator. Keep in mind there might be an additional charge.
1 month ago
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Passport to VegasStaff ReportThe Las Vegas Power Pass is a visitor's passport to Las Vegas. Using smart card technology, the Power Pass provides entry to the most exciting attractions in town.Power Pass includes "fast tracking," allowing pass holders to skip the lines at many attractions.Every Power Pass comes with a colorful guidebook filled with discounts and special offers for retail shops, restaurants and sporting activities.Passes are good for one, two, three or five days.Your Power Pass is good for the following attractions:BeatleShow!: Free admissionThe Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art: Free admissionChuck Jones Experience: Free admissionThe Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas: Free admissionErotic Heritage Museum: Free admission (must be 18 or older)Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas Shopping Tour / Primm: Free round trip shuttle ride and a savings cardHoover Dam Motor Coach Tour from Las Vegas: Full service tour (hotel to hotel) with access to the visitor's center. Upgrade to Hoover Dam Plant Tour for additional $3, payable at the dam.Hot Rod City: Free admissionKing Putt Indoor Mini-Golf: Free game (18 holes)Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix Family Fun Center: One individual pizza, one soft drink, four arcade game tokens and one ride ticketLas Vegas Natural History Museum: Free admissionLas Vegas Zoo: Free admissionLion Habitat Ranch: Free admissionThe Legacy Tour at Grand Canyon West: Shuttle bus to various scenic points and a wagon ride (Transportation to the Grand Canyon West Rim not included; An $8 impact fee will be collected at the Gran Canyon West Entrance)Madame Tussaud’s Interactive Wax Experience: Free admissionMid-Day Lake Mead Sightseeing Cruise: Free admission (Transportation to Lake Mead Cruises and park fee not included)The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement: Free admissionNational Atomic Testing Museum: Free admissionNevada State Museum: Free admissionPlanet Hollywood Restaurant & Merchandise Store  at Caesar’s Palace: $10 food or $10 merchandise discountThe Putt Park Miniature Golf / Outdoor: Free game The Roller Coaster at New York-New York: Free rideSiegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat: Free admissionSky Zone Recreational Center: Two hours of open court jumpingSouthern Nevada Museum of Fine Art: Free admission and a 10% discount in the gift shopThe Springs Preserve: Free admissionThe Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck: Free ride to the observation deckWild West Horseback Adventures: $30 Off "The Ol' Spanish Trail" ride with lunchV Theater: Additional show for only $25Participant list is subject to change without notice.
 

Can you visit Hot Rod City any time? I see no indication on their website about just viewing the cars.

Hot Rod City is open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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The Monte Carlo is an attractive resort located on the Strip -- right in the heart of all the action near the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. Guests who stay here are within walking distance of several of the city's largest resorts and must-do attractions. Plus, they will delight in lofty accommodations without the elevated price.  In addition, the Monte Carlo is perfect for adults seeking a relaxed atmosphere amid Sin City's "visitors gone wild" vibe. This resort tends to attract a mature, more laid-back crowd. It's rarely besieged by college-age revelers or families with lots of tots in tow.  Although the Monte Carlo has a quiet, relaxed attitude, there are still plenty of fun things to enjoy. The showroom has bragging rights to a variety of big-name entertainers, and the Blue Man Group has added their colorful touch to the place.  Culinary perfection is also at your doorstep in the Monte Carlo. At Andre's Restaurant & Lounge, chef Andre Rochat creates a menu with Old World charm, highlighting the best ingredients available each season. Brand Steakhouse is known for its heavenly preparations of oversized steaks and chops. Diablo's Cantina serves devilishly delicious Mexican cuisine in a fiesta-like atmosphere, while d.Vino offers wine enthusiasts countless selections for sampling paired with their signature wood-fired pizza. And for those on the go, the Monte Carlo has casual bites in Corner Cakes, The Café and The Buffet, which features an exhibition-style kitchen. A pedestrian-oriented outdoor experience is currently being built along Monte Carlo's Strip-facing facade. It features the Double Barrel Roadhouse, a sprawling indoor/outdoor venue with a rustic barn vibe and live music. Double Barrel Roadhouse also serves American comfort food with an array of craft cocktails and beers. There's a Japanese-inspired grill and noodle house by Chicago chef Matthias called Yusho. You can sit in the kitchen area to watch the open-flame cooking style as well as in the bar, main dining room or outdoor patio. And at 800 Degrees Pizzeria, you can indulge in specialty pizzas, meatballs, salads and truffle cheese bread. Another unpretentious spot for a nibble as well as the odd pint and some great music courtesy of dueling pianos is The Pub. Insider tip: If the massive main room looks intimidating, take your brew outside on the back patio, which faces the pool -- or there is seating upstairs. Two other unique nightlife venues at the Monte Carlo are the icy wonderland of the Minus5 Ice Bar, where parkas, scarves and gloves are among the recommended attire, and the Ignite Lounge with its LED color-changing lights.Guests can always retreat from the harried pace of the Strip and the casino into the serene parts of the hotel. Along with a lushly landscaped, sun-drenched pool complex (complete with a 400-foot-long lazy river, a sand volleyball court and comfortable cabanas), there's the tranquil Spa & Salon Monte Carlo. Indulge in a variety of fabulous facials and massages at the spa or get your hair done for a night on the town in the salon.If there's anything else you want or need during your Vegas visit, the resort is home to the Street of Dreams. A shopper's paradise, it's packed with women’s and men’s fashions, souvenirs, sunglasses, rock memorabilia, candy and cupcakes (à la The Cupcakery). There is also a stop here for a free tram that connects the property to Crystals at CityCenter and the Bellagio.The Monte Carlo's décor is exquisite, done with imported marble and rich wood furnishings. Crystal chandeliers and sculptured fountains add to the Europe-like elegance. Similarly, the rooms are well appointed. Beds come with fine linens, bathrooms utilize Italian marble and standard amenities include 40-inch LCD cable TVs and iHome docking stations.Another unique component of the Monte Carlo is HOTEL32, situated on the 32nd floor. An exclusive hotel within a hotel, it features five types of suites -- ranging from studios to two-bedroom penthouses. Along with the spectacular view, all of them boast high-tech amenities like BluRay players, multiple flat-screen TVs (including one in the bathroom mirror), and a remote control for the lights, drapes and electronics. Plus, the pampering is over the top. Guests have a personal suite assistant as well as access to limo service. Added touches include welcome amenities, signature turndown gifts and a refrigerator stocked to your preference.When you come right down to it, at the Monte Carlo you get luxury combined with a broad range of dining, shopping and pampering venues -- all headquartered at one of the most ideal locations on the Strip.-- By Renée LiButti
 

are all the rooms smoking

Non smoking rooms are available. When you book your room, please make sure to state your preference. Thank you and enjoy your trip!
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