Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas

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    Technology and imagination

    by solopes Updated Jun 14, 2014

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    It's something new, the show performed in the ceiling upon Fremont Street.

    Discreet publicity to Vegas and the American way of life, mixed with some national symbols, were the themes of the two spots that we saw. But I guess that there's a reasonable variety for all tastes.

    Of course, being in Las Vegas it would be a "crime" loosing that show, that takes place in the street, several times each night and... is free.

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    Lights Out

    by RavensWing Updated Jan 8, 2014

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    We had taken the city bus to Freemont street and I guess we might have went down there too late. Most of the kiosks were closed - which was probably a blessing in disguise. Also they were doing maintenance on the lights so the middle third of the lights were out. I had been looking forward to seeing the light show since so many friends said it was amazing and the lights were out.

    One thing that we watched - in the quiet of the night - was a man using spray paint to make a picture. Absolutely amazing! I have no idea how they can start with a piece of paper and make it into a stunning picture.

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    In Shock

    by Autumnsnana Written Nov 16, 2013

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    I have been to the Fremont Experiance before many times and always had a good time. My sister, brother in law, husband and I went again a few days ago and stayed at The Golden Nugget. We were absolutely disgusted with what is allowed to be considered entertainment roaming Fremont Street now. There were two guys that only had on a tiny thong. One was supposed to be Cupid and had wings and he was totally disgusting!! The other one was just walking around talking to everyone. There were also 5 girls dressed as Nuns who had their breasts pushed up and just had pasties on their nipples. There was also another woman dressed up that looked like a Pirates Wench with her HUGE breasts bare except for pasties on her nipples. Now maybe Vegas considers this okay, but we looked at it as contributing to the delinquency of minors as there are children down there also. Don't take your kids down there if you don't want them to get an eye full!!
    Another problem was all of the "supposed" handicapped people sitting around there in wheel chairs carrying signs asking for money. One guy had his mother propped up in her wheel chair and she looked close to death while he begged for money. Fremont Street has become a haven for panhandlers. I wanted to take pictures of these things that I have mentioned, but all I could get is the "thong guys" as they were walking away from me. The women showing their breasts wanted money to take pictures of them so I didn't take any. There are some entertaining things to see on Fremont St. such as bands and some of what the Vendors sell, but you have to get through the smut first,

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    by Yaqui Written May 27, 2013

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    I want to try this someday. It looks really fun and what is unique is you get to enjoy the strip too from a birds eye view no less!

    $15 before 6pm, $20 after 6pm.
    Happy Hour Specials (Noon – 6pm)
    Fly a second time (same person) for $5
    Re-ride for $5
    $5 off a re-ride from 6pm-12am
    Purchase 1st ride and a t-shirt and get a re-ride for FREE
    Group Rates
    Discounted rates are available for group sizes of 20+ guests.
    Buy Outs are available Sunday through Thursday.
    Please contact Brina Marcus for more information and with any questions you may have.http://flightlinezfremont.com/pricing-info/

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    Fremont Street Experience

    by travelgourmet Updated Dec 4, 2012

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    Okay, you are in Las Vegas and you want something that will help relax and have that feel good, glad I came here touch. Then look no further than downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street. High above the street, which is closed off from dusk till midnight, nightly, will be the Viva Vision "Fremont Street Experience". What is it. Well it is a light, music, and display show of cartoon, real life, and dancers. Each show lasts about 6 minutes and is shown on the world's largest screen at 1,500 feet in length. Over 12 million synchronized LED lamps with strobe lights and robotic mirrors fill the overhead arched screen with color and sound that is seen from the blocked off 4 blocks of Fremont Street.

    The best part is that it is free. Bring everyone in your family to stand out on the pedestrian only street and look up for an exciting 6 minutes. Shows come up about every 15 minutes and they are rotated to give a different look each time the lights come up. Parking is in the downtown casinos large parking structures, so walking is not a problem. Parking may cost money at some structures, but look for a free parking validation booth. Join the throngs of locals and tourists alike for this spectacular display. Something different, something to remember and something to talk about when you get home. See my short video of the "Fremont Street Experience"

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    Worth the experience!

    by Benson35 Updated Feb 10, 2012

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    If you're not staying in Downtown Las Vegas, jump on The Deuce (the bus that runs the length of the stip) and get off at the last stop which is Fremont Street.
    This is where you will find some of the original casinos such as The Plaza and the Golden Nugget. There are also bands that play on stages of the street and plenty of venders to buy a drink from.
    Fremont Street did not always have a cover over the top of the street. But this is where the light show is. It runs the length of the street, and when it's time for the nightly shows, all of the casinos on the street turn off all of their lights and all of the music stops. The effect is amazing. Then the light show starts above you. It lasts a couple of minutes and is great to watch. It's said to be the biggest screen on the planet!
    Hundreds of people come to Fremont Street to watch this, so be prepared for a crowd!!

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    by MLW20 Written Nov 22, 2011

    I heard about a piece of the Berlin Wall being in a casino in Vegas and had to visit!

    I posted about it on my blog:
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    The REAL Las Vegas!

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 27, 2011

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    With the Strip expansion in the 1990s, downtown Las Vegas began to suffer. The Fremont Street Experience (FSE) was built in an effort to draw tourists downtown. While greatly slowing the decline, it did not stop the decline in tourism and revenue. Downtown is still the choice for people that come to gamble and not to show off. It's where the games are smaller, meaner, dirtier, cheaper and the odds of you getting a tooth busted by a jerk are greater.

    I like downtown because it feels more like what Las Vegas should feel like: everything is within walking distance; the air is more putrid; there is a sense of danger; you can bet that gangsters still hang around somewhere; drunks stagger about; guys get slashed with bottles just off the main thoroughfare; and some of the city's less fortunate will hit you up for a buck but the best here is that they have my Favorite Casino in Reno, the FITZGERALD's (now closed).

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    Viva Vision - Overhead Light/Music Show

    by lovemycacti Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You can visit the website for more information on show times, shows, live acts, and technical information so I'll tell you what I "experienced on Freemont Street."

    Freemont Street is one street that is mainly enclosed under a large dome-like structure that is called Viva Vision. Viva Vision - is a huge overhead screen that projects mini-musical ensembles and a feast of colour and spledor for the eyes. Its a visual delight. Have you ever been to a planetarium? It's kind of like that but with a lot more razzle dazzle and you're standing as opposed to seated. Each mini-musical is different and lasts about 10 minutes. They usually show every hour on the hour after dusk. You'll know when a show is coming on because all of the lights from the hotels and vendors suddenly go off and you're left wondering if there is a power blackout. But all of a sudden the music and lights overhead boom on and everyone stops to watch. (This is where pickpockets may be lurking so just be cautious).

    Taking photos of it is like taking pictures of the Grand Canyon - easy to do and great for memories but hard to capture the actual experience of being there. The overhead shows we seen were all family-friendly. Since the dome covers the whole part of the experience there really isn't a bad spot in which to see it from. Wherever you're standing will do just fine. And best of all - it's free!

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    Don't Miss the Fremont Light/Music Show

    by deecat Updated Jan 31, 2011

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    When we ventured to Fremont Street, it was specifically to experience the Light and Music show [which I had seen 15 years ago when it was first introduced in Vegas. Mickey had never seen it. What is it? The Fremont Street Experience entails the use of the world's largest LED screen that spans the length of five football fields and covers a huge amount of Fremont Street at Las Vegas Boulevard in the downtown portion of Las Vegas. There are shows nightly, and, believe it or not, they are free! It's quite a spectacular event that mesmerizes the crowds who sing along to the music and stare upward at the fascinating lights that create strange and beautiful shapes and designs. See the two photographs.

    It certainly is more sophisticated than it was when I observed it in 1996.

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    Fremont Experience

    by bilgeez Updated Dec 26, 2010

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    Unless you've been living under a rock or haven't been paying attention, Las Vegas is divided into two sections, The Strip (Mostly along Las Vegas Boulevard) and Downtown (Mostly along Fremont Street).
    The Fremont Experience is a covered 2-block section of Fremont that is completely pedestrian walkway now. The roof is reportedly the world's largest LCD screen where a video show is broadcast for about 15 minutes on the quarter hour, every evening from 6- midnight. Most of the videos are rock or country themed. They are pretty dazzling and exciting.
    There is a zip line that runs about half-way under this canopy. Rides are $20 each during the day, $25 at night, with a $5 discount for re-rides. An all-day pass is $50. You hang about 30-60 feet above the pedestrian plaza, the trip lasts about 15 seconds.
    There are various kiosks on the plaza that sell everything from artwork to cigars.
    Varous shops front the plaza, such as ABC. There are also several souvenier shops along the plaza. There is a Walgreen's off the west end of the plaza, and the Plaza Hotel off the east end.
    Casinos that front the plaza are; The Fitz, Fremont, Four Queens, Binion's, Golden Nugget, Golden Gate, and a few smaller one's. There are a couple of gentlemen's clubs, too.
    If you come to Vegas to gamble and eat, this is the place to hang out because you walk around to everything.
    If you want to go out on the Strip there is an express bus that has a stop alongside Binion's and across from the Fremont and Four Queens that will take you there for $3 each way, $5 for a two hour pass, or $7 for a day pass or $20 for a three-day pass. There is an automated bus ticket kiosk at the bus stop that takes cash or credit/debit cards.

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    Plaza Slot Club

    by PinkFloydActuary Updated Dec 22, 2010
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    Join the Plaza Slot Club, and you can get your picture on a genuine Plaza key chain! It's available after about an hour, so hit the Plaza first, check out the rest of Fremont street, then head back to pick up your nifty souvenir!

    Edited in 2010: As of right now, the Plaza is closed for renovations. We'll have to see if it reopens down the line, or goes the way of the Lady Luck. Hope it reopens - I really enjoy time downtown.

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    Fabulous Fremont.

    by smithy65 Written May 8, 2010

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    The Fremont Street experience is just what it say's on the tin, an experience. We had a really nice time at Fremont Street. The light show is really good and the Queen tribute had people dancing in the street. There was a live band playing which encouraged people to take part and various stalls and shops selling all sorts of different things.
    A good place to view the show if you can get a seat is The Vue. It is a bar above one of the casinos at the start of Fremont Street. The beer was not bad either at $1. Another freebie not to miss.

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    Free light and music shows

    by marielexoteria Updated Jan 6, 2010

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    Fremont Street is where Las Vegas oldest casinos are. It's interesting to feel the "retro" vibe while walking and seeing how it's all about the little things like the signs or the costumes, compared to the casinos on The Strip.

    The street is indoors and has a roof where light shows are done everyday, on the hour, for free. They promote themselves of having "the biggest big screen on the planet". The light shows are free, about 5-6 minutes long, with good sound and resolution, and that's the one time where everyone simply stops what they're doing and look up. The day we were there, we had the chance to see a Queen and a Kiss tribute.

    I gotta say that for Queen there were only 2 songs performed, "We will rock you" and "We are the champions" (with pictures of soldiers, firefighters, nurses, doctors and everyone who makes the US a good country) and when they were done I was left asking for more. For
    Kiss, it was "Shout it out loud", "Lick it up" and "Rock and roll all night".

    Between shows, we saw this street artist painting a portrait (picture 4) with spray paint instead of the usual oil or water colors. It was entertaining to see him paint one of the people from the street.

    See the schedules on the Viva Vision page.

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    Experience Fremont Street

    by Court94403 Written Jan 5, 2010

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    Located in downtown Las Vegas, Fremont is an area lined with souvenir shops, bars restaurants and older casinos some of the first casinos that made Las Vegas famous; Binions, Golden Nugget Four Queens, and The Fremont.

    Fremont Street also has the largest LED Screen in the world wich takes in over 3 blocks. The screen shows a 6-minute light and music show every hour until 12 midnight daily.

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