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MGM Grand Pool

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Darkace54, Jan 2, 2013.

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  1. Darkace54

    Darkace54 Tourist

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    My wife and I will be spending our 10 year wedding anniversary :kiss: at the MGM Grand beginning March 28th through April 2nd. This will be our first experience with the MGM Grand. Our past trips have been exclusively with CEG but we thought we should branch out and try something new.

    We are planning to spend a lot of time watching NCAA March Madness but between the games would like to partake of the luxurious MGM Pool complex. I was wondering if anyone has had recent experience with bringing drinks :beer: into the MGM Pool complex. I have read differing reports but they all seem to be at least 18 months old. Any helpful advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. BlueSkadoo

    BlueSkadoo VMB Sweetheart

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    This summer, I had to swipe a room key and you couldn't bring anything in. They were watching people like hawks. This was also the height of pool season so they could be more laid back, but with it being MM I'm thinking you'll be buying the 22 dollar drinks after "security" with the rest of us.
     
  3. gpenguins67

    gpenguins67 High-Roller

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    We stayed at MGM in August and as long as drinks were not in glass bottles they were cool with taking it to the pool. One of my friends got one of those big plastic noveltiy cups from one of the stands, then refilled it it the room with jack and cokes and took it down to the pool. If you drink beer, they had buckets of budlight 16oz aluminum bottles for $25 but that was the only good deal, all the other drinks were expensive.
     
  4. Bo333

    Bo333 VIP Whale

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    I was allowed to bring water bottles in without a problem. They did go through the bag I brought.
     
  5. mdm4sfest

    mdm4sfest Low-Roller

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    I know you might not want to go through the trouble but when I go to sporting events, I bring a "fake cellphone" I bought online for $7. Its strictly used to hold 5oz of liquor so when I go into the stadium I buy a pepsi and get a cup and have my mixed drinks. If it is throw in your wifes purse, they will never know.

    My friend bought this and loves it. He also brings this when we go to sporting events:

    http://www.amazon.com/Double-Sided-Binocular-Flask-Binoculars/dp/B0021X2WQY/ref=pd_sim_k_1
     
  6. Terry Benedict

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    If you're looking to be sneaky, put some vodka or light rum in a water bottle.

    Or get a cabana and spoil yourselves.
     
  7. gpenguins67

    gpenguins67 High-Roller

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    If i remember correctly a cabana in the regular pool (not at wet republic) requires a minimum of $500-600 spent of food and beverarage plus tax and tip. Not a horrible idea if you have 3, 4, or 5 couples but pricey if its just the 2 of you. But on the plus side, you definately have a place to sit. You can go into the shade of the cabana if it gets too hot or watch tv (not sure if mgm cabana's have a tv).
    To me, putting in my share of the cost of the cabana is a great way to spend a day, drink and stay out of the casino. I can do way more damage on my wallet spending a day inside the casino instead of hanging out at the cabana for 8 hours and spending $150
     
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