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Mandalay Bay Convention Center Expansion Opens This Week in Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay Convention Center ExpansionMandalay Bay Resort and Casino opens the Convention Center’s 350,000-square-foot expansion this week and welcomes its first group into the new space. Creating the most customer-focused convention facility in North America, the $70 million expansion allows Mandalay Bay to grow current shows and attract new groups with the added flexibility.

Based on customer demand, the resort built new exhibit space, a 20,000-square-foot foyer and underground parking in this first phase, strengthening its position as a leader in the meetings and trade show industry.  The second and final phase of the expansion will transition existing space into a 70,000-square-foot carpeted ballroom to accommodate new corporate partners and associations as well as achieve greater utilization of the entire facility.

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Lago by Julian Serrano Launches Lake-Side Lunch and Brunch at Bellagio Las Vegas

Lago Bellagio Las VegasLago by Julian Serrano, the highly acclaimed Italian small plates concept that debuted in April at Bellagio Resort & Casino, will introduce lunch and brunch experiences to be enjoyed with  unparalleled views of the iconic Fountains of Bellagio. James Beard Award-winning Chef Julian Serrano has re-conceptualized his celebrated recipes for a light and delicious approach to daytime dining.

“It’s exciting for me to be able to explore my passion for food in new ways and to translate the Italian small plates concept into exceptional lunch and brunch dishes,” said Serrano. “The bold flavors, customized menu options and unprecedented view of the Bellagio Fountains will create  an exquisite mid-day dining experience for guests.”

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Celebrate National Roller Coaster Day in Las Vegas

Roller coaster at New York New York in Las Vegas

Calling all theme park lovers and roller coaster enthusiasts! Prepare to board Las Vegas’ favorite thrill rides on August 16 in celebration of National Roller Coaster Day.

The roller coasters at New York-New York and The Adventuredome at Circus Circus challenge guests to experience thrills to the max on this special day with exciting promotions and heart-pumping adventure rides!

The Roller Coaster at New York-New York

Take advantage of a coaster lover’s dream deal with buy-one-get-one-free passes to the 67-mph thrill ride that ascends 203 feet to its highest peak before rushing down 144 feet into gravity defying twists and turns. Guests must be at least 54 inches tall to ride.

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Jabbawockeez Announced for Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights 2015 – Why That’s a GOOD Thing

Jabbawockeez Halloween Horror Nights 2015Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that the world-famous dance crew known as the Jabbawockeez will be the headlining show for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights event here in Los Angeles. Immediately, social media was ablaze with negative response from fans of the Halloween event, ranging from, “Not very impressed – wish Bill and Ted was coming back,” to “So what does this have to do with horror? Murdy is going soft on me.”

On the flip side of that, there has been a lot of positive reception to the announcement as well, which evens things out for the most part. Here’s the official release from Universal Studios Hollywood, and then I will weigh in on why we think adding the Jabbawockeez to the HHN 2015 lineup is a smart move:

Jabbawockeez, the highly-accomplished, award-winning hip hop dance group, universally recognized as America’s best dance crew, will bring their innovative choreography, intricate synchronized style and signature white masks to Universal Studios Hollywood in an electrifying new show during Halloween Horror Nights, beginning Friday, September 18, 2015.

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MGM Resorts Unveils Plan for 5,000-Seat Theater at Monte Carlo Las Vegas

Monte Carlo TheaterMGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world’s leading presenters of live entertainment, today announced plans for an approximately 5,000-seat theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. The new concert venue will amplify the vibrant entertainment district taking shape on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip with a robust calendar featuring special engagements by many of the music industry’s most-celebrated performers.

With more than 7 million entertainment tickets sold in 2014 alone, MGM Resorts’ offerings are unrivaled. The Company owns and operates two arenas; two Las Vegas Strip festival lots (62 acres); seven theaters housing Cirque du Soleil production shows; 14 theaters for concerts, headliners and comedy performances; and more than two dozen lounges and nightclubs. Additionally, it is currently developing a new world-class Las Vegas arena as well as integrated resort projects in Macau and National Harbor, Maryland, each of which will feature entertainment venues as central amenities.

“From Las Vegas to Maryland, Macau to Massachusetts, presenting the biggest and most sought-after names in music, sports and special events is a core focus for MGM Resorts.  This new theater will enable us to host performers in Las Vegas who we previously haven’t had a home for, broadening our entertainment offerings and providing the opportunity to expand those relationships to our properties around the globe,” said Bill Hornbuckle, President, MGM Resorts International.

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