From the Travel Desk: Las Vegas Bucket List


!!!!!!!!Update:  We now have 10 reserved rooms and growing for our Vegas trip with 15 people currently planning on attending Jeff and Toni’s wedding!!!!!!!!




Christelyn and I now want to discuss what we can do after the wedding as a group that would be a fun way for us all to enjoy our time in Las Vegas.   I will 1st list some of what Las Vegas is famous for.  After that, I will talk about some of the offbeat things to do in Vegas that you can do on your own time.  With anything that requires a ticket to be purchased, we can always do that in advance, however, each experience is different in their cost.  Some may offer discounts for groups or advanced purchases.  Other don’t.
Las Vegas, as a city, is the most attended city for tourists in the entire World.  It hosts twice as many conventions as the next nearest competitor…..Orlando.  What Las Vegas does best, other than provide World-class gaming and casinos, is their star-studded Broadway-style shows.  From Donny & Marie, to Mariah Carey, to Ray Romano, Sin City literally has it all.
In addition, The Strip offers permanent shows that can only be seen in Las Vegas.  Cirque Du Soleil has 6 different variations of their shows alone….including a show themed around Michael Jackson, one around The Beatles, and one completely under water.  And let us NOT forget that Celine Dion had an entire theater built for her show there!  At present, there are 8 musically themed shows…..including Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, and Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding.  Chippendales for the ladies and Jubilee, the only classic showgirl production in Vegas is available for the men too.
lake meadThere are also tours of the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, and even all day tours that take you to Hollywood, Ca.
In addition to all the glitz and glamour of the endless shows in Las Vegas, there are also several offbeat things that one can do while in town.  And they are all within a short 5-10 minute drive of our resort!  If anyone has watched the show ‘Pawn Stars’ on The History Channel, they know that it is one of the most popular shows on cable tv.  Now, it is hit or miss whether the stars will be in the shop, and when they are in the shop, there can be a line and a wait to get in, but it is usually never more than a 45min-hour wait.
 Madame Tussaud’s is only 1/4 of a mile from our resort too!  How many of you have wanted to get their photo standing next to Harrison Ford or John Wayne?  And for those who are a little bit more adventurous, there is the Harry Mohney Erotic Museum located just 1 1/2 miles from our resort.  This museum is dedicated to preservation of great erotic heritage that is typically undervalued, yet is of tremendous importance.  FYI, the museum was created between a partnership between a preacher and a pornographer!
For our Disney World trip from August 2nd-9th, I wanted to mention some of the things you might know….and also some of the things you might not know about the ‘Happiest Place On Earth.’
The property of Walt Disney World encompasses 49 square miles.  It includes 4 of the 5 top attended theme parks on the planet, 30 Disney-owned and uniquely themed resorts, 2 of the top 5 water parks in the World, 4 championship golf courses, 4 miniature golf courses, hundreds of amazing restaurants and small treat kiosks, and a major downtown shopping, dining, and entertainment area.
Some of the benefits of staying at Walt Disney World resort include: Prepayment for resort room, admission tickets, and meal plans, package plans have set prices even if admission prices increase,  complimentary transportation from and to the airport, Disney Magic Bands for everyone in your party, resort charge privileges including most food and beverage, advanced booking for Fast Pass+ attraction bookings, complimentary resort to theme park entrance transportation, and Extra Magic Hours-where the theme parks open up early or stay open later only for Disney resort hotel guests.
There are even additional benefits for Disney resort hotel guests, but we wanted to keep things as basic as we can now.  Resort prices are set for the year, but what is not set is room availability.  We are not specifically going to be staying at 1 unique resort for this event trip because Disney doesn’t offer any unique benefit for smaller groups that book less than 100 rooms.  Each resort is so unique and special, I wouldn’t want to persuade any of you from residing there on your trip there.
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