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NYE in LV - need help!!!

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by sybgal, Apr 2, 2014.

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  1. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    A group of us are in the process of planning a 1st time NYE trip to LV. We normally stay at Paris or Bally's on all our trips but for NYE would have to pay a small amount for those properties. What we can get free is Quad / Harrah's or Flamingo. We have not stayed at any of those (did stay at Flam for 1 nite many years ago in a terrible room) and would appreciate input based on the rooms / noise level since some are close to the Ling / Carnival court.

    Does anyone know how late the outdoor entertainment will run at Ling / CC on NYE?
    Is it true that you can not enter some casinos that night unless you have a room key?
    Will any of the Quad rooms be remodeled by then?
    When do they shut down LV Blvd & for how long?
    Any questions I should ask and have missed? lol

    Your veteran input would be greatly appreciated!!
     
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  2. vgslvr

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    Cant answer all ur questions, but will dispel a myth or two about the crowds

    Strip will be closed to traffic around 5PM till 2AM..

    Pedestrian traffics still have to cross the streets ONLY at the traffic lights..

    U WILL NOT have a problem getting from one casino to next since walkways get wider due to absence of vehicular traffic

    Alcohol in plastic cups and cans (may be)

    Fireworks go off at 3-4 casinos across the strip 1150PM-1210AM

    Wierdest thing..There will be MANY hardcore gamblers who be stuck inside the casino gambling at the stroke of 12..Go Figure

    So, the only "New Years Eve Fun" is from 1150PM-1210AM, unless u wanna spend 500-600 minimum to get in a club and party

    The Next Day SUCKS bad!! IN MY OPINION, New Years Eve is not as great as some people make it out to be..I was there twice during this time
     
  3. Auggie

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    Carnival Court will probably be going until 4-5AM

    Around 8-9PM the casinos will set up barricades outside their doors. Some will allow entry only with a room card others will just need to see a players club card.

    The Quad is supposedly starting its room remodel sometime pretty soon. Don't know if they will be doing all rooms or just some, but what they start in the spring you would think should be done by NYE :) :) :)

    They will officially announce when The Strip closes and reopens on December 29th or 30th, last year it was 5PM to 3AM.

    If you are thinking about driving: note that most hotels closing their parking garages in the afternoon, before The Strip closes.
    If you are thinking about the bus: you can still catch the bus, you just have to go a block east to find them.
    If you are thinking about a taxi: if you are worried about the cost you might want to catch a taxi to the nearest they can get you on the same side of The Strip you are on, otherwise they have a long ways to go around (IE: if you are at Aria and want to go to Venetian they have to go all the way down to where The Sahara was to go up the other side of The Strip or else down a block or so past Manadalay Bay on the other end)

    If you want to just spend the stroke of midnight in your room drinking note that stores can't sell alcohol on New Years Eve so stock up the night before.

    Casinos will serve all drinks in plastic cups on NYE (and usually a couple of days after until supplies run out). If you have your own drinks from up in the room they usually have drink stations in the casino where you can pour your canned drinks (IE: cans of beer, cans of soda) in to plastic cups. You can't bring bottles or cans out to The Strip.

    It will be noisy. Be it Carnival Court or just drunken yahoos in the hallway outside your room. If you are worried about the noise level just buy some ear plugs.

    Even though The Strip is closed to traffic they erect barricades along the sidewalks so you can only get on/off the sidewalk to the street at certain choke points. I'd suggest going out for a little walk about on the 30th or 31st to see where the sidewalk entry points are because its pretty hard to see when there is a mob in front of you at night if you want to work your way through the crowd somewhere.

    The Strip is busiest from Planet Hollywood to Ti. After that the crowd starts to thin out a bit. The further away you get from the main part of The Strip the less nutty it is, but it'll still be busy.

    Be patient, expect people to be slow, crowds to be big and that there'll be lines everywhere.

    If you want a party NYE is a great time to go... if you want to just gamble and play in the casino NYE is a bad time to go.
     
  4. sybgal

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    Thanks so much for respond & answering so many of our questions!!
     
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