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Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by vegasmom, Jan 12, 2017.

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  1. vegasmom

    vegasmom Low-Roller

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    We will be going to Vegas on 1/23 and staying at the Bellagio. This will be our first trip to Vegas in about 5-6 years. I'm reading threads about work being done at Monte Carlo and NYNY, several new casinos etc. And what is this park you speak of? Just wondering what other changes have happened over the years that I've been gone? Thanks!
     
  2. woodsie

    woodsie VIP Whale

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    The crusty low roller joints on the strip are either gone or renovated beyond recognition with exception of Casino Royale.

    In 2010, there was still a fair mix of old and new. There isn't a shred of pre-1989 Vegas (Strip) left as far as I can tell. Some for the better, some for the worse.
     
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    Well of course not. Vegas is always changing. In 20 years we'll be saying the same thing.
     
  4. Multifarious5

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    The park: https://www.google.com/amp/www.latimes.com/travel/lasvegas/la-tr-las-vegas-monte-carlo-new-hotels-20160608-snap-story,amp.html?client=ms-android-hms-tmobile-us

    On changes, now you have parking fees, and now pearl status at mlife only lasts 6 months, but nothing earth shattering.

    The other changes are the same old same old, new restaurants, restaurants being phased out, etc.

    5-6 years should be OK on culture shock (versus 10-15 years). Have a BLAST, if its been 5 years, it should be a magical trip... I hope you fall in love with Vegas all over again!
     
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  5. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    Gigantic ferris wheel.
     
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    flyguyfl MIA

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    Resort fees and even on some comped rooms. Have missed you.
     
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    LondonCalling Low-Roller

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    You will puke at the cost of meals in some of the restaurants, particularly celeb ones
     
  8. vegasmom

    vegasmom Low-Roller

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    Thanks everybody, so very excited! Kids and their pesky college tuitions have made me make adult spending decisions for too long.
     
  9. vegasmom

    vegasmom Low-Roller

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    My husband and I aren't foodies. I'd rather buy a great pair of shoes than spend it on a fine meal. Planning on a buffet, Fatburger and other lowbrow eats.
     
  10. LV_Bound

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    There is a lot more shopping now too.
    Plenty of more food places.
    Oh there is now a White Castles in Vegas and even more Pizza places too.
    You will definitely have lots to see and plenty of new slot machines.
     
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    TableToddyy High-Roller

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    It used to change every 2 years. The fact is a lot of Vegas is getting very old. Not much BIG change since Aria.
     
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    In & Out burger now on the strip at the Linq complex....gonna try it myself in April since have never gone to the off strip location....
     
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    Tropicana?
     
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    chitownjohn High-Roller

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    Shack Shack at the NYNY offers a good burger.
     
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    The Imperial Palace has been remodeled into The Linq, including The Linq Promenade, which is a restaurant/shopping street with the High Roller observation wheel at the back end of it. In my opinion, it has been a wonderful addition. There is a Hard Rock Café on the Strip now, south of Harmon Rd.
    I don't know how long the Cosmopolitan has been open, if you've visited it. It is high stimulus inside.
     
  16. vegasmom

    vegasmom Low-Roller

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    Have not seen Cosmopolitan. Aria etc had been open about one year the last time we visited. While I do enjoy change, I'm still sad about the Aladdin to PlanetHo change up. I loved the theme and hated the new frontage of PH the last time we were there. I dig the old Vegas kitsch with over the top themes.
     
  17. MikeOPensacola

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    I hear you about the Aladdin to Pho change. One cool thing though is that when you go to the Miracle Mile shops there is ample evidence of the Desert theme from when the Aladdin was next door. I always get a kick out of that.

    When I was there in November I checked out the Park between NYNY and MC. T-Mobile arena is a nine iron away. I think they did a real nice job with it. Its a nice place to have a seat and grab a beer and take in the sights.

    There is also a new casino called the Lucky Dragon up around the Stratosphere about a block or so off the strip on Sahara . Very small casino but the staff is super friendly and it might be worth a visit if you're up that way.

    Have a great trip and let us know how it goes!!!

    :peace::beer:
     
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  18. woodsie

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    Completely remodeled. 6 years ago it was not.

    I answered the OP'S question like I did because I started coming on the regular in 2009 and that's what sticks out to me. I'm not saying it's a bad thing but that's definitely what has been up lately.
     
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    topcard Re-Open Vegas!

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    Caesar's? Flamingo? Circus?
    That's about it.
    There in 1989, but gone now?
    Stardust
    Desert Inn
    Frontier
    Barbary Coast
    Sands
    Dunes
    Aladdin
    Westward Ho
    Riviera
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    Hacienda
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    The old O'Shea's
     
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