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Keeneone
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July 14th, 2015 at 10:28:29 AM permalink
In what looks to be another Las Vegas Strip beancounter move, the volcano attraction will erupt less frequently in the future:

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/jul/13/mirage-volcano-las-vegas-erupt-less-frequently/
ThatDonGuy
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July 14th, 2015 at 10:55:56 AM permalink
What they should have done was, they should have first added a $5 "volcano eruption charge" to the resort fee, then, when too many people complained, announce, "We are getting rid of the $5 volcano portion of the resort fee, but as a result, we are also reducing the number of times the volcano erupts each night." On top of that, they could then advertise that their room prices were going down.
SanchoPanza
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July 14th, 2015 at 11:52:14 AM permalink
Hey, it happens to all of us as we grow older. Fewer eruptions per night, that is.
Zcore13
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July 14th, 2015 at 12:10:34 PM permalink
Probably a good move by them. Times change.


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Ibeatyouraces
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July 14th, 2015 at 12:28:19 PM permalink
Anyone know what kind of gas they use for it? That's where they'll save money.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
Rigondeaux
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July 14th, 2015 at 12:31:15 PM permalink
I really like to see it when I'm casino hopping. Firstly, it's pretty cool. Bet secondly, it's a reminder of what a weird place Vegas is and what a weird life Vegas casino life is.
Ibeatyouraces
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July 14th, 2015 at 12:37:54 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

I really like to see it when I'm casino hopping. Firstly, it's pretty cool. Bet secondly, it's a reminder of what a weird place Vegas is and what a weird life Vegas casino life is.


I'd rather the novelty BS go away and get back to just gambling.
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DrawingDead
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July 14th, 2015 at 12:55:44 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Anyone know what kind of gas they use for it? That's where they'll save money.

Quote:

» Every hour on the hour in the evenings, a volcano erupts in front of the MGM Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. It's fueled by pina colada-scented natural gas.

http://www.spectraenergy.com/Natural-Gas-101/Natural-Gas-Facts/Fun-Facts-on-Natural-Gas/
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Rigondeaux
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July 14th, 2015 at 2:03:58 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

I'd rather the novelty BS go away and get back to just gambling.



Imagine how alien the strip, with it's grandiose blend of beauty and cheese, would seem to the majority of people to ever live. How fascinating it would be to people of the past and perhaps will be to people of the future. And here you are, right in the middle of it, coasting along in one of the richest countries ever by being good at games of chance that serve as the economic foundation for a city of over a million people in the middle of a dessert. Why not appreciate it?
JohnnyQ
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July 14th, 2015 at 2:49:07 PM permalink
Article goes on to say:

"MGM spent $25 million in 2008 upgrading the volcano with more fire choreographed to a pounding drum-beat soundtrack. At the time, executives said the challenge continued to be getting the show's numerous watchers to walk inside the casino to spend money".
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