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MGM Tips 2012

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by mjmcnns, Oct 16, 2012.

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  1. mjmcnns

    mjmcnns Tourist

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    I thought i'd revive this thread back (http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59296&page=1) as it was so helpful when I went two years ago. I'm staying at MGM and remember some things, but just wanted to check in to see if anything had changed or any new tips had been discoverd.

    One specific question I do have is where is teh closest store to pick up some beer? The guys just want to have a decent supply in the rooms for hanging out/starting the nights/whatever. Thanks!
     
  2. marktaylor

    marktaylor Low-Roller

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    the closest store is probably the ABC store which is located next the M&M's store next to the mgm on the strip
     
  3. 93leafs

    93leafs Newbie

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    You could also try the Grand Canyon Experince store for beer.
     
  4. Gregsmt

    Gregsmt Low-Roller

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    One way to get to the Grand Canyon experience is to go to the red lounge bar in the west tower and the door into the alley leads into the back door of the store. I found it going to get on the shuttle to the rodeo last year
     
  5. socalgirl

    socalgirl Newbie

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    :thumbsup: Great! I will be there in 3 weeks :) Does anyone know about the hot tubs/spas on preoperty & is the pool open in january?
     
  6. JaviSRK

    JaviSRK Low-Roller

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    I may visit in less than a couple of weeks. Is the casino still a clusterpluck of construction?
     
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    gpenguins67 High-Roller

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    I was there mid november. Constuction is a lot better than it was this summer. The corner of Tropicana and the strip is no longer blocked off. There is no more riping up carpets and jackhammering at 8am in the middle of the casino. But I definately did see a good amount of maintenance men doing some work while I was there.

    The question for the pool.... i dont think they are open year round but I may be wrong,

    As for picking up booze. You have 2 options. There is a liquor store on Tropicana one building over from the Hooters. (prices were ok, but not great). and the second is the place right next to the M&M store that everyone already said. The easiest way there is to go out of the enternace by the west wing bar (just past the sportsbook) and it puts you at the back door of the store.
     
  8. Bamfbowhunter

    Bamfbowhunter Low-Roller

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    I want to know this too
     
  9. VegasRandy

    VegasRandy Low-Roller

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    Direct from the MGM Grand's website:

    Hours
    The Pool Complex is now closed for the season. and will re-open Spring 2013. Hotel guests may use The Signature Tower 2 pool during our closure.
     
  10. Bamfbowhunter

    Bamfbowhunter Low-Roller

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    The burger at knob hill is awesome..

    The casino was a cluster fuc* Last time i was there in June bc of construction..

    THe new rooms are nice

    The vp bar by the crazy horse paris show is nice and they serve really strong drinks if you have 20$ in the machine..

    THe poker room needs to hurry back into its place bc the temp location sucks
     
  11. heatherlovesvegas

    heatherlovesvegas VIP Whale

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    Nearly nothing is torn up anymore, it looks great!

    My only tip would be check in late, I waited over an hour in line when I arrived around 4.

    If you drive, plan your trips to your car, as the parking is really far away.

    Great reasonable breakfast sandwiches at Wichcraft.

    For the love of all things delicious, get the truffle potato chips with blue cheese at Wolfgang Puck.
     
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    Love whichcraft hot lunch sandwiches too.
    Fiamma's Raviolini is out of this world.
    Chinois Salad at Wolfgang is another winner!
    I'm getting hungry.
     
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