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NYE Fireworks

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by BC_Todd, Nov 22, 2012.

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  1. BC_Todd

    BC_Todd Tourist

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    We are all booked for NYE.

    Watched a few youtube videos of the countdown on the strip with the mass of people. Which hotels have fireworks? Where is the best viewing location?

    Any other NYE tips?:beer:
     
  2. slimmy28

    slimmy28 Low-Roller

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    Went for NYE two years ago, had a great time. My brother, friends and I did the NYE party at NYNY on the Bridge and it exceeded expectations, good food, great music, dancing, easy access to bar. (ticket included open bar from 9 pm to 1 am and never waited for more than one or two people)

    I don't remember exactly (too much open bar) but I believe we watched the fireworks directly across at MGM and if memory serves, could see down the strip (north direction) to see more. Maybe around CP?

    My only tips are:

    - expect lines and heavy traffic walking around. Nothing horrible, but more than most visits
    - On NYE, I would make dinner reservations.
    - Don't expect to casino hop on NYE
    - Starting mid afternoon, almost no glasses can be found. Everything is plastic cups. Not a huge deal to me, but some people have preferences.

    Have fun!!!
     
  3. dunebug81

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    Voodoo night club at Rio. $150 open bar.

    If you're cheap the top floor of east parking garage at the Rio is a good place to have a good view of the entire strip.
     
  4. pikabu

    pikabu Low-Roller

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    We watched the fireworks from our strip view room at theHotel. Fabulous! We had the TV on, so we could hear the music and watch the live reports from the Strip.

    We could see the synchronization of the fireworks as they exploded from the rooftops of many of the hotels.

    If I'm ever lucky enough to be in LV on NYE, I would definitely go back to my room just before midnight to watch this display again.
     
  5. celticnoel79

    celticnoel79 Low-Roller

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    The past 2 NYE we have had bridge bash tickets (like a fellow poster before) and we have them booked for this New Year also, the value is amazing with the entertainment, fireworks and especially the 4 hour open bar (We are Scottish and really know how to take advantage of a free bar lol).
    The 1st time we did New Year in Vegas we didnt have anything planned and went outside and watched the fireworks from the PH entrance, but since planning NYNY bridge bash tickets we have never looked back.
    Just expect lots of crowds, noise, happy drunks and fun!
    But if you dont like being 'in the crowd' stay off the strip itself, it looks absolute mayhem, above all have a great time :drunk:
     
  6. GREGRIO

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    There's 2 firework experiences on New Years Eve...
    You can be on the Strip and catch what ya can...there really isn't one location
    to see everything from and the smoke drifts down in between the properties
    leaving only a hazy, smokey view of the bursts above the smoke.
    It's fun though, crowded as hell, and not my thing.

    I viewed it from the COSMO last year out on their terrace by the pool...Stevie Wonder
    was doing the concert inside and you could go in 'n out to watch the fireworks.

    'dunebug81' mentions one of the better views from RIO's VOODOO LOUNGE.
    It's really a great view with the whole strip in front of you but...no crazy Strip experience.

    You've got to decide where you're going to hang out.
    If your off Strip, you're not getting onto the Strip unless you walk to it.
    You also won't get into any properties with out a room card.

    If you want to be on the Strip, be there early. METRO will start shutting down car/cab access
    around 5-6pm. I took a cab to the COSMO around 5:30 from the RIO...went the back way via
    Harmon into City Center and were stopped at Harmon. I walked over the freeway and all the
    way down to the Strip. No cab availability until around 3am when they open it back up again
    but COSMO (and maybe other properties too...) had limos you could take. $38. form COSMO
    to RIO around 1:30am, lol.
     
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