rxwine
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March 2nd, 2011 at 10:07:57 PM permalink
With a giant ferris wheel, and amusement park stuff.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
pacomartin
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March 2nd, 2011 at 11:59:59 PM permalink



This proposal is the 8th one to build a giant ferris wheel.
JimMorrison
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March 3rd, 2011 at 2:17:38 AM permalink
Vegas tried being Disneyland once and it was an epic fail. Get back to basics, we are an adult playground. High end shops and restaurants are nice but give a few alternatives besides a coffee shop or buffet. Give the public a fair game and decent comps. People will come and spend money.
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DJTeddyBear
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March 3rd, 2011 at 6:34:40 AM permalink
Quote: JimMorrison

Vegas tried being Disneyland once and it was an epic fail.

Yeah, but that was back in the day when the only alternative was Atlantic City.

Now, when it seems like there's a casino in every hamlet, Vegas needs something in addition to the casinos as a compelling reason to visit.

Trouble is, this amusement is no different than the family-themed Disneyland thing you're talking about.

Why do they keep trying to take the 'sin' out of 'Sin City'?

Frankly, what I think will really work to revive the city is for Clark County to legalize prostitution!
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ItsCalledSoccer
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March 3rd, 2011 at 7:01:33 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Yeah, but that was back in the day when the only alternative was Atlantic City.

Now, when it seems like there's a casino in every hamlet, Vegas needs something in addition to the casinos as a compelling reason to visit.

Trouble is, this amusement is no different than the family-themed Disneyland thing you're talking about.

Why do they keep trying to take the 'sin' out of 'Sin City'?

Frankly, what I think will really work to revive the city is for Clark County to legalize prostitution!



Maybe Vegas needs to reinvent itself a little, but do you really think that the spreading of casino gambling is going to take the "Vegas" out of Vegas, and that trying the family-friendly thing again is the way to get it back? If Vegas is good at anything, it's reinventing itself.

I agree that the spread of gambling will dilute Vegas's haul market share, but I don't think Vegas will lose what makes it "Vegas." You can visit other casinos, but as a radio guy said here in Dallas, "Shreveport is no Vegas." (He also said "Ardmore is no Shreveport," which I thought was funny!) There's always something special about Vegas that you don't get in New Orleans or Mississippi or Atlantic City. Those places seemed like more convenience-oriented than destination-oriented. Vegas will always tickle your tummy when you land at the airport!
JohnnyQ
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March 3rd, 2011 at 5:45:16 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

This proposal is the 8th one to build a giant ferris wheel.



Haven't you ever heard the saying, "The Eighth time's a charm" ?

I could see the attraction of seeing the bright lights of LV from a
good vantage point like that. But the artist's picture doesn't make
it look like much of a place, does it ?

Anyway, it seems to me that a Ferris wheel makes at least as
much sense as a roller coaster on NYNY.
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Ayecarumba
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March 3rd, 2011 at 6:30:11 PM permalink
Reports say that the proposed wheel will be 500 ft. tall. Is this the maximum height of the structure or the diameter of the wheel?
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kauboj
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March 3rd, 2011 at 6:57:39 PM permalink
How about a nudist/clothing optional casino? That will keep the sin in Sin City!
MathExtremist
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March 3rd, 2011 at 7:05:25 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Reports say that the proposed wheel will be 500 ft. tall. Is this the maximum height of the structure or the diameter of the wheel?


Are you kidding? That's bigger than the London Eye. I'd be pretty nervous being on top of a 500' Ferris wheel during an earthquake - much more nervous than I was on the 22nd floor of the Mirage during the Landers quake of 1992. (That was a fun ride, though.)
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rxwine
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March 3rd, 2011 at 7:06:18 PM permalink
Quote: kauboj

How about a nudist/clothing optional casino? That will keep the sin in Sin City!



That would actually be sort of neat (though I would never go in there -- most nudists I've seen are a hodgepodge of everyone you meet on the street - although the cocktail hosting could be awesome)
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?

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