Treasure Island Hotel - Casino, Las Vegas
Originally, Treasure Island had a really cool pirate show, where pirates fight against the Britts. However, the show was changed last summer, which reopened October 26, 2003. This show is the worst show I have ever seen anywhere! There are not enough negative words to describe this show.
Treasure Island tried to add sex appeal to their show, but what they did was ruin the entire show altogether. Pirates battle (if you call it that) against the Sirens (from Homer's: The Odyssey). We are not talking about awesome sword play, but more like carefully clinging swords together in a gaylike fashion. There are a few special effects here and there, but not enough to make a difference. After the battle is over, all the characters bust out with some type of poorly choreographed dance routine; which they dance to some terrible loud music; which is played by one of the Sirens on the steal drums.
Just about the entire time I was there, I was thinking to myself, "I can't wait for this show to be over," which never seemed to end. And the worse part is, once you start watching, there is no way of escape. Everyone was packed into the show like sardines or fans at a Mexican soccer game (you get my point). And once the show was over, mass chaos in trying to get free. It must have taken us 20 minutes of pushing, kicking, screaming, and farting, to go 100 feet. Luckily I had my two-year old son in a stroller to run people over with.
Do yourself the biggest favor and skip this one. And don?t go just so you can write your own Virtual Tourist page. To make matters worse, Treasure Island took down their most famous skull & crossbones sign and changed it with a digital screen formed together by the lowercase letters of "t" & "i." This is another big mistake, because you can hardly make out what's on the screen. I?ll bet some people are going to loose their jobs over these new disasters.
In conclusion, don't go!!!
However, if you somehow feel compelled to go, the show times are as follows:
5:30pm / 7pm / 8:30pm / 10pm – (7 days a week)
When Treasure Island opened in 1993, its funky pirate theme was mostly geared towards kids in an effort to bring families to Las Vegas and open up a whole new market for the city. Soon enough, it became clear that Sin City would more or less always remain an adults playground, and in 2003 the hotel's "Buccaneer Bay" became the more sexy "Siren's Cove".
Two of the hotels attractions are quite famous. The first one is the Cirque du Soleil show "Mystere", the Cirque's first resident show in Vegas and still one of the most popular. The second one is the free "Sirens of T.I." show that takes place every night outside the hotel. Even though the show's storyline is pretty simple (a power struggle between a bunch of sirens and a bunch of pirates, guess who wins?!), it still gives a pretty good idea of what a Las Vegas show is all about: some pretty good special effects, a catchy soundtrack, some humor and plenty of sexy dancers. Of course, the fact that it's free makes it a very popular attraction so showing up about 30 min before showtime is a good idea if you want to grab a good spot. You can catch the "Sirens of T.I." at 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm.
We have been in this casino several times and seem to have some pretty good luck when we did gamble. The Free live performance in front of the casino was pretty cool with huge live props such as a pirate ship that was very enjoyable.
Yet, I guess the times have changed and the casino thinks it needs to attract the younger crowds, well lets hope they are 21. It is called Sirens of TI® and begins with a 17th century clash between a group of beautiful, tempting sirens and a band of renegade pirates as stated on the web site. Ok, I was pretty content with the old pirate show instead of prancing women and hulky men who are supposedly doing battle…Yeah right whatever!
It is at least FREE to see, so why not. Located in front of Treasure Island Cove- nightly at 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m., and 11:30 p.m.
treasure island is known for it's pirate ship lagoon on the strip. this hotel and casino has a tropical motif. treasure island offers all of the gaming of it's more up scale neighbors but with lower table limits. like all casinos in las vegas table limits are higher at night and on the weekends. a fun casino to visit when on the strip.
Located on central Strip next to its sister resort, the Mirage, Treasure Island is best known for the show that takes place here a few times every night. They used to have an entertaining pirate show which we saw in 2001 but since it is Vegas they had to make it cheesier and so they changed it into a sirens show. The sirens show is very similar in fact to the pirates show, just that now they have some scantily clad women who dance to music. The show is running three or four times daily and you have to come early if you wish to get a good spot. Traffic pretty much stops in this area when the show is on. Treasure Island hotel and casino is themed on Robert Louis Stevenson's novel of the same name, although lately the management seems eager to downplay it. They had a logo with a skull and bones which they replaced it with a very sleek looking new logo (with no skull and no bones). The entrance features a Caribbean lagoon (this is where the sirens show takes place). Inside there are isolated pirate touches like ship figureheads on the walls. The hotel is also home to the popular contemporary circus Cirque du Soleil with their show "Mystere" performed in a specially customized showroom.
This is one of the hotels that really caught my eye. Walking through, what struck me about treasure island was the energy within the hotel. The place seemed to be jumping even though it was the middle of the afternoon. TI was a very trendy place that i would definately consider staying in when i return to Las Vegas.
The Treasure Island pirate show takes place out front of the hotel directly on the strip and is another of vegas's free offerings. The show takes place on the large pirate ship out front of the hotel where the Treasure Island sirens have capture one of the pirates. The pirates show up trying to rescue their capture mate and a battle ensues. For a free show, this is fairly impressive. The show is complete with songs dancing and fireworks. The show takes place 4 times per night at 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30
The theme and the ships were pretty cool to look at. Theres a Siren show (free) outside on one of the ships but I didn't have a chance to see it. Next time. My boyfriend even won some money gambling here.
I saw the old Pirate Show in front of Treasure Island and heard that they had recently revamped the show to Sirens of T.I. Of course I had to see it, and I felt that the new show is much more entertaining than the old. My husband especially enjoyed it b/c of the girls. The show is free and you get to watch from a VIP section if you are staying at the hotel.
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Treasure Island hotel hosts a free outdoor show each night called the Sirens of TI, which is a singing and dancing Pirate show with beautiful female dancers and a few hot Pirate men as well. The show lasts about 20 minutes and ends in a quick fireworks display. All ages welcome. Get there early; the sidewalk will become crammed with people if you wait too long, and don't even attempt to plow through if you're just walking the strip. Take the lower sidewalk along the street. Show times are 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and will not take place during inclement weather.
I originally had no interest in going to see this show. However it was free and we were looking for something to do. The show turned out to be good and although it was crowded. If you are staying at the Mirage or another of sister hotels you can skip the lines to see the show and have VIP access from inside the hotel. It's worth it if you're looking for a time filler.
The Sirens of T.I. is a free show that happens on the Pirate Ships out front of the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino every night. Check their website for most up to date times. This would have been an awesome free show - if only I could have seen it! My one tip for you: ARRIVE EARLY. I mean... arrive REALLY EARLY for a good spot - unless you're 8 feet tall and then no matter where you stand you'll have a good spot.
We arrived 40 minutes early for the 10pm show on a Monday night and the outside was already jam packed with people. If you are short - like me, I'm only 5 feet tall - arrive up to one full hour before the show. And don't expect people to move for you, they don't care if you're short or a child the viewing area crowd is dog eat dog.
Sitting on shoulders is fine, standing room only, wear heels - or combat boots or platform shoes and be prepared to elbow your way for a view. If you're staying at T.I. you get special access to the roped off areas in the middle of the bridge (it seperates the two pirate ships and the ships battle back and forth absoulte best viewing areas.) Other then that - be as close to the waters edges as you can get because people will stand in front of you and annoy the %^#&& outta you. The show only lasts about 15 minutes but worth seeing - if you can see it that is!
This is, in my opinion, was the best free show to see in Vegas. There was a show of Pirates vs. the Britt's. There is an actual replica of a pirate ship that floats on a small lake. There is plenty of fire and stunts. If you didn't get a chance to see this show, than too bad, because the show has changed! The remodeling started July 6, 2003 and reopened October 26, 2003. The new show (in my opinion), is the worst show in Vegas. I highly recommend never seeing it! If you don't take my word for it, than you will want to get their 30 minutes early to get a good spot. Standing room only! See the show at night to get the full effects! For more information, see my other description on the new Treasure Island show called Sirens of TI.
Vegas is famous for their shows and some of them will cost you a pretty penny to watch. However, if you've blown all your bucks on the tables, you can still see a few for free. The Pirate show at Treasure Island is one. You will be impressed with the exploding canons and fireworks. One of the pirate ships actually sinks in the lagoon. The show runs every 90 minutes and lasts about 15 minutes. Make sure you arrive early because the best spots are taken-up early. Other free shows include the exploding volcano (Las Vegas landmark) at the Mirage Hotel and the fabulous water fountain show at the Bellagio Hotel. You'll find that most of the bigger casino's will have one of these freebies.
Treasure Island is yet another casino with a free show. This consists of a mock naval battle, using two big props looking like sailing ships. Granted, it's rather corny, but it's quite a spectacle.
I didn't go inside, but the outside is quite attractive.