Circus Circus, Las Vegas
Circus Circus is now one of the Old timer Casino Complexes in the Strip and is suffering due to the significantly less foot traffic at the northern end of the Strip, It might go belly up in the way of the Stardust and Sahara one of these days. The Circus Circus is a Circus themed casino complex and was formerly owned by the Mandalay Group which was subsequently absorbed by the MGM Group. The complex has 3,700 rooms and about 126,000 square feet of gaming space and offers live circus shows on it's midway and has the adventure dome, a large indoor theme park, Aerialists, trapeze artists, acrobats, and jugglers perform daily on the Midway level with no cover charge.
Now if that was not enough, Circus Circus has an 5 acre Adventuredome. This theme park is open daily. Please call their hotline for up-to-date hours, 866-456-8894 or 702-794-3939. I will warn you it is not cheap, so if you planning to spend some time on the rides make sure to purchase a pass so you don't pay for each ride separately and it will save you money. Oh, I will tell you the rollercoaster was a blast. It may look tame till you ride it. The Sponge Bob ride my boys enjoyed. They have a log water fall ride, bumper cars and more.
If you're at the Circus Circus its worth sticking around and seeing a circus act. The acts are staged on the midway from 11am until midnight at intervals (not sure how long they are). The midway is where all the fairground machines and amusements are so there's something to do in between circus acts should you stay for more than one.
When we went we saw a lady doing ribbon acrobatics from the ceiling. Other acts include acrobats and jugglers. Best of all, its free!
This is a really cool attraction that is free and you can take your children to as well. There are different performances throughout the day of Acrobatic performers. They do all sorts of daring and difficult stunts. This attraction is located in the middle of the casino, on the 2nd floor. I would recommend getting there 15 minutes early to get a good seat. Yes, they do have seats for you. The following performances times are as follows:
7-days a week (11am - 12am) Every half-hour
There are so many shows that are free in Las Vegas. If you have children, it will cost you so much to go to shows that you have to pay for especially when the tickets cost about $65.00.
We stayed at Circus Circus at one time and they have free shows. There are magic shows and tumbling and all nine yards that you can watch at a circus!
Also, at Excalibur Hotel, they also have free shows there at the lobby. Even at Alladin, they have free shows every hour. Just try to find their locations.
At the Caesar's Palace, they have a free show called the Fight of the Atlantis.
At the Mirage Hotel, the volcanic eruption. The show is better to be watched in the evening.
The Treasure Island has the Pirates Show.
Circus Circus is a family themed resort located at the north end of the Strip. Besides the large casino you can enjoy free circus acts performed every half hour throughout the entire day and all kind of amusements, most of them designed towards family fun. Above the main casino there is a game room dedicated to children (the prizes consist of lots of stuffed animals). This room is where you can see the circus acts. Circus Circus also has an indoor amusement park located in the pink dome behind the main building. Most of the rides are geared towards children. The hotel has reasonably priced rooms, restaurants and buffets.
Circus Circus is an indoor fun fair. It is dated and pretty poor to be honest. Worth a look if you have kids with you, but I was not impressed.
And you need to walk through the dated and smelly Circus Casino to get here.
Take kids to Florida instead
This is the hotel we stayed at (check the hotel tip for more) Every 1/2 hour there is a circus act - a trapese, magic show, something. Nice midway to win stuffed animals. Adventuredome, but it was always closed by time we got back tothe hotel.
Big kids and little kids will love all the activities at Circus Circus. There is a Big Top Show all day and night, a carnival midway with loads of games, and the Adventuredome - a theme park with all the expected rides. Rides cost $4-6 per ride or you can buy a pass for about $22 (adult - children are less). If you have kids let them burn off their energy on the trampolines or rock-climbing walls.
The amusement park inside Circus Circus is a lot larger than I expected with a couple of large coasters that will get your adrenaline pumping. For the real thrill seekers though, you want the coasters on top of the Stratosphere. A couple of them dangle you over the edge of this over 1,000 foot tower and one of them zooms you around the edge. I personally love adrenaline, but since everyone else was too scared, I chickened out unfortunately. Are you brave enough?
With so many shows to choose from, it's best to really look into this. Showtickets.com is your best bet when purchasing them and you definitely want to start booking weeks or months in advance depending on how well-known the show is. And check out if a singer, musician or magician is passing through since there are many shows that are not year-round.
I went to a Cirque de Soleil show, Mystere, which is one of four of the Cirque shows. I wanted to go to "O", but even though I was booking 3 months in advance, the only seats left were in the nose-bleeds with partial views. I got great seats at Mystere and this two-hour show left me in complete amazement. It was funny, extremely entertaining and awe-inducing. I left there wanting to go back and see it again. There is an entertaining man before the show starts dressed like an extremely unkept usher; he will seat people in the wrong seats, throw popcorn at people while they are being seated, tear up their tickets (after they have been let in of course), and it's quite amusing. Be on your gaurd.
I spent a couple of hours in Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in the Venetian. It was fun to pretend that you're friends with the stars and some of the pictures actually look like the person was real.
There is a Spa called Desert Wind Therapeutics a couple miles down from the Strip and it's not widely known, but the service and prices are great. The services are above and beyond what you would normally get at a spa, the prices are a good value and they are exceptionally friendly.
Okay you can find almost everything in the super casino today and at Circus-Circus they have a huge enclosed dome filled with an amusement park with all sorts of rides for all the family including a few you see here that are not for weak stomachs or weak hearts. You can also find a graphic artist (in the third picture) who will make an illustration of your name in beautiful calligraphic letters in glowing colors.
Yes there is a circus here at the Circus Circus Hotel, trapeze as well, and whats more its free. Shows daily from 11am until midnight.
Besides the shops, restaurants, and of course the casino there is also the Adventuredome which is at the back of the hotel, completely indoors covering 5 acres. Featuring all sorts of rides from white knuckle kind to ones less frightening. Am all day pass costs $22.95 or you can pay per ride.
visit there site at : www.adventuredom.com
Apparently it is said that a previous owner of this hotel must have had a warped sense of humour in that you could throw a ball and if hit the elephants testicles you won a teddy bear! Only in Las Vegas springs to mind.....
On our trek down the Strip to the Stratosphere (it's not as close as it looks!) we had to stop in to Circus Circus to cool off and rest a bit. We decided to catch one of the free circus acts that are shown from 11am onward. Ours featured 4 acrobats swinging and tumbling above us while we watched awestruck from beneath their safety net. The performance lasted about 15 minutes and did I mention, it was free.
this hotel offers alot of activities for kids
there r circus shows there (every hour or 2) and it lasts about 20 minutes so its prety nice
there is also a "kids casino" there where they can play all kind of stuff and win stuffed animals (usually u see adults there with those big big bags full of stuff for their kids- lol)
there are also some rides there
Don't let the pink exterior fool you, the Circus Circus Adventure Dome is filled with action and thrills. Housed beneath a five-and-a-half-acre glass encasement, the Adventuredome promises fun for the whole family, young and old.
As soon as you set foot in the Adventure Dome, you will find yourself face to face with the park's newest ride, The Sling Shot, which shoots you up toward the ceiling at 4 Gs and brings you back down at -1 G. The ride is fast and packs a powerful punch.
Another ride you can't help but notice is the Canyon Blaster. Far from traditional, the high-speed roller coaster gives riders a 90-foot-high view of the park and boasts the only double-loop, double-corkscrew track in the United States
Two other rides that will surprise you with a number of twists and turns are the Inverter and Chaos. The Inverter takes you 50 feet off the ground as it flips a full 360 degrees while Chaos spins you upside-down, backward and counterclockwise.
If you find yourself breaking a sweat from some of the more extreme rides, take a moment to cool off on the Rim Runner. Riders are left wondering what's behind every turn as they travel downstream, finally plunging down a 60-foot drop and getting thoroughly drenched.