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  • Look into my eyes
    Look into my eyes
    by boltonian
  • Stuck behind pilot. Las Vegas helicopter flight.
    Stuck behind pilot. Las Vegas helicopter...
    by misviajes
  • Unmet Expectations
    by crzymallard
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    The Burlesque Show at Flamingo

    by joiwatani Written May 31, 2009

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    We paid $55.00 per person to watch the show and I expected too much! I swear, this is not a good show at all. Besides, the girls are not even good-looking. They are just bunch of semi-naked girls who doesn't even know how to dance walking on stage!

    The ad-lib person was also terrible. She spent most of her time doing a stand-up comedy that nobody can even laugh at her punchlines.

    Unique Suggestions: Just spend your money somewhere else.

    Fun Alternatives: Spend the entrance fee to a more spectacular show in Las Vegas but book ahead of time!

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  • Ethel M's Chocolate Factory tour, not like Herhsey

    by crystalswa Written Oct 13, 2007

    I was not impressed. This was a very short, cheesy, factory tour. You walk about 10 steps through a smalled glassed room where there are some machine (which were not moving0 and you saw two people in the very back of the room doing something, but you couldn't see a thing! then you walk immediately into the gift shop where they sell extremely overprised chocolate. Anyone who lives near or has been to Herhsey wouldn't be impressed.

    Unique Suggestions: I did however enjoy the Catus gardens outside. It was very interesting.

    Fun Alternatives: Just go to buy chocolate don't expect a great tour of candy being made.

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    MGM Grand Restaurants

    by SteveOSF Written Sep 10, 2007

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    When walking through the MGM Grand looking for a restaurant, it was amazing how overpriced most of their restaurants are. I remember one steak dinner on the menu for a few hundred dollars. The one or two places with expensive, yet had more realistic prices, were booked solid until the late evening. Wonder why? We decided to eat elsewhere had never regretted the decision.

    Fun Alternatives: Eat Elsewhere!

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  • Scam at Excalibur, Luxor and Mirage

    by Zipper Written Jun 29, 2007

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    Excalibur, Luxor and Mirage has a new scam, and don't get caught in it.
    They say that u can buy show ticket ($60+) for a discounted price($15+), But once they sell it they say that we have to participate in a tour of their new hotel to receive the tickets at the discounted price. It will waste half of your day (around 4 -5 hours).
    Since they accept only cash, we can't do anything about it. Not even a charge back on the credit card.
    It's either go on the tour for 5 hours and get the tickets for the show or loose the $15 you already gave them.

    Fun Alternatives: If anyone says that u get something for free or a discounted price, just say no thanks and walk away. If it sounds too good to be true, it's definitely not.

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    Dr Naughty Hypnotist Show....

    by boltonian Updated May 18, 2007
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    Dr Naughty Hypnotist Show. Advertised as the best show off the strip, it was $40 down the drain. Very very poor unfuny show. Don't go, you can see better acts in pubs in the UK.

    Since this, we saw another disgrace of a show called Shock.

    Since this, the hotel Bourbon Street closed down and was demolished. Justice!!!!!

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  • Old Nevada & Bonnie Springs Ranch

    by clearblueskydays Written Mar 27, 2006

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    Up the highway from Red Rock Canyon is this Old West themed town. We were there on a weekday in September and most of the shops etc were closed. There was a mildly amusing mock drama and hanging and a pretty lame zoo. Skip it or take the kids on the weekend..

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  • Front Door, Las Vegas, NV

    by Benedictine Written Oct 19, 2005

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    Do not EVER rent out or go to any event held at the Front Door in Las Vegas, Nevada http://www.thefrontdoorlv.com/
    Unfortunately ourselves and others we know have done so have been badly ripped off by the Owners. They are amazingly blatant in their attitudes - be Warned!

    Unique Suggestions: If you HAVE to go to a party or event here- hide your wallet.

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    Papillion LasVegas Neon Nights Helicopter flight

    by misviajes Updated Dec 4, 2004

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    Stuck behind pilot. Las Vegas helicopter flight.

    I took the Las Vegas Nights the 13th of October. I was extremely disappointed. The helicopter flew in a route that only the people on the left, and in the center could see the hotels. I was on the right side, and saw none of the largest hotels. Plus the vibration of the helicopter negated any night photography.

    Unique Suggestions: Suggestions: if one wants to fly in a helicopter, book online for the $27.99 flight. Once in Las Vegas the price is $55.00.
    If one wants to take pictures from the air, use a camera that has at least an ASA setting of 1000. If you do not have an adjustable ASA setting, fly during the day for pictures.

    Fun Alternatives: Another alterative is go up to the top of the Stratosphere, and spend as much time up there as you want.

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    Papillion LasVegas Neon Nights Helicopter flight

    by misviajes Written Dec 4, 2004

    I took the Las Vegas Nights the 13th of October. I was extremely disappointed. The helicopter flew in a route that only the people on the left, and in the center could see the hotels. I was on the right side, and saw none of the largest hotels. Plus the vibration of the helicopter negated any night photography.
    I

    Unique Suggestions: Suggestions: if one wants to fly in a helicopter, book online for the $27.99 flight. Once in Las Vegas the price is $55.00.
    If one wants to take pictures from the air, use a camera that has at least an ASA setting of 1000. If you do not have an adjustable ASA setting, fly during the day for pictures.

    Fun Alternatives: Another alterative is go up to the top of the Stratosphere, and spend as much time up there as you want.

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  • Sirens of TI

    by Hedgehogs Updated Dec 6, 2003

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    The free show outside the Treasure Island Hotel is now something called the Sirens of TI. Do not bother waiting around for this! It was the worst thing I've ever seen. I'd heard fairly good things about the previous show, so I thought we'd hang around and wait for it one evening. It was just terrible; don't even bother if you have kids. It's just a bunch of tacky dancing and singing, and it just not even entertaining in a tacky way.

    Unique Suggestions: Just don't go.

    Fun Alternatives: If you want some free entertainment, walk around in the shopping area of the Aladdin (Desert Passage) and look for the performers they have there. We saw some really great acts in there.
    Or wait for the fountains at the Bellagio in the day and/or night, since they are different all the time.

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    The silly shows are sometimes fun

    by Stasigrace Written Jul 17, 2003

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    I like the Atlantis show at Caesars--it's supreme cheese but it's a hoot.
    The Pirate Battle is fantastic.
    But, that said, the Merlin show at Excalibur ain't all that. Maybe fun for kids, but definitely not on the level of ironic pleasure that the other two are on.

    Unique Suggestions: I don't wait in the heat for these things to start. I just arrive right before it starts and stand in the back. You can usually see allright and you'll be happy not to have stood in the crowd so long.

    A note: after the Pirate Battle try to walk really fast to the center aisle of the bridge that's roped off. It fills up fast! If you don't have to go into the casino, don't.

    Fun Alternatives: While you're waiting for Atlantis, visit the cool aquarium.

    The only thing to really visit Excalibur for is Krispy Kremes!!

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  • Elvis-o-Rama

    by stm510s Written Apr 8, 2003

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    Elvis museum in a run-down shack. One small room of various Elvis items, plus a performance by an impersonator. If you're not a die-hard Elvis fan who gets excited about seeing his American Express application, skip it.

    Unique Suggestions: Don't miss the impersonator. Sometimes he's hot. (young Elvis).

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  • i felt the $40 for $20 deal at...

    by sssparky Written Sep 2, 2002

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    i felt the $40 for $20 deal at the trop was a bit chintzy when i played my tokens out, the gift items selection was very poor. i got a polo shirt, but the only color that was in my size was an awful pastel lime green. otherwise i love the trop.

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    Siegfried & Roy's show in 1999...

    by mysie Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Siegfried & Roy's show in 1999 was quite boring. The tigers are beautiful, but they're not on the stage long enough. S & R looked old & tired. But in 2002 we went back to visit their 'Secret Garden'. The dolphins don't do tricks, but they're still nifty to watch.

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    The Star Trek Experience at...

    by mysie Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton is a big rip-off of die-hard Trekkers. Advertised repeatedly as $19.95 to enter as many times you want on the day you buy your ticket, we arrived to find the price bumped to $29.95! YIKES! The ride was nifty, as was the Klingon in character, and the themed shops. But the bar staff had NO customer service skills. Restaurant smelled funny instead of yummie. Totally not worth what they charged to get in, but once you'd taken the cab off the strip, you might as well... The main hotel casino was nice. Won $100 on the dollar slots!

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