Archive for February, 2012

Las Vegas podcast #340 includes:

  • Larry King Live opener
  • New Five Hundy shirts!
  • Caesars Entertainment explores horse race betting website
  • Skyvue: The other Las Vegas Strip ferris wheel
  • Gameworks is closing
  • Mob Attraction is reopening
  • Javier’s is replacing Union
  • Goodbye, PH Towers Westgate; hello, Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Hotel – Center Strip
  • Riviera offers 1000x craps odds
  • Santana is back
  • Cee Lo residency speculation continues
  • Mike Tyson prepares one-man show
  • Royal Resort announces The Pastel Project music festival
  • Commonwealth is coming to Fremont East
  • Our sponsor, Viator’s Things to do in Las Vegas
  • Listener calls about Gardunos, Go Rooms, George Wallace, Mirage, La Cave, Vegas Stripped, South Point spa, Trump, Encore spa, Okada, Name That Tune Live, Riviera, Main Street Station, Public House, the Mob Museum, Golden Gate, The Fitz, Scarpettas, Ferraros, Aria’s smell, Presidential Limo, Murrening and more
  • Call us at (702) 866-9494

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Las Vegas podcast #339 includes:

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Thanks to the popularity of Flightlinez on Fremont Street, at least three Strip hotels may be getting zip lines of their own soon. According to a permit request from MGM Resorts International uncovered by @detroit1051, Luxor and Excalibur are planning up to four separate runs of four lines each. They would include:

  1. Excalibur entrance to roof of the pedestrian covered walkway at the southwest corner of Tropicana Ave. and the Strip. (500 feet)
  2. Top of the north side of the Luxor pyramid to the southwest corner of Excalibur. (950 feet)
  3. Roof of the southwest corner of Excalibur to a new platform at the northwest corner of Luxor’s east tower. (340 feet)
  4. New platform at the southeast corner of Luxor’s east tower to the roof of the Excalibur tram station. (1,440 feet)

Using my third-grade-level Photoshop skills, I put together a rough approximation of each zip line course’s route:

 

Meanwhile, across the street, Tropicana may be getting a zip line of its own. According to a recent Trop customer survey sent our way by @airportlimbo, “The zip line would run from the roof of our Club Tower down to the grassy area on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Tropicana Blvd. Riders would ‘fly’ over a portion of our pool and beach club area and land in a new structure that includes a new restaurant and bar with exceptional views of the flyers from take-off to landing as well as of the Las Vegas Strip.”

Based on that description, I’m thinking the route would look something like this:

 

So, the race to build the first Las Vegas Strip zip line is on. So many questions:

  • Who will build one first?
  • Will it happen before a Las Vegas Strip ferris wheel opens?
  • Will the zip line cables interfere with Parabounce?
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Finally! New Five Hundy Shirts

I’ve been meaning to put together a new Five Hundy t-shirt for a while (more than a year). Well, I finally got off my ass, found a graphic designer (Hi, Christine!) and worked with her to come up with a sweet-ass t-shirt I’m proud to wear. It’s now available in multiple styles and colors on our Cafe Press store. Cafe Press coupon codes that may save you a few bucks can sometimes be found here. Show your podcast pride with a new Five Hundy by Midnight t-shirt.

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Las Vegas podcast #338 includes:

  • World’s Toughest Fixes opener
  • Vegas Stripped TV show reactions
  • Public House Groupon
  • Winners of our poetry contest, cosponsored by Viator
  • Wynn adds a casino page
  • Nobu Hotel unveils more details
  • Mob Experience becomes Mob Attraction
  • Mob Museum opens Tuesday
  • Mandalay Place and Palazzo get new pizza parlors
  • The Bachelor joins Chippendales
  • Vegas Mate 3.5 is really great.
  • Listener calls about Gallagher’s, sushi, Marc Savard, Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ and more
  • Call us at (702) 866-9494

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Las Vegas podcast #337 includes:

  • Cities of the Underworld opener
  • Thoughts on the Derek Stevens interview
  • Vegas Mate 3.5 is really great.
  • Wynn unveils new, absolutely horrible website.
  • Legionnaires Disease hits Luxor
  • Is Imperial Palace getting a Golden Corral?
  • Seablue rumors
  • Slush Bar is open at Bill’s
  • Splash Canyon opening is delayed
  • Travel Channel debuts new Vegas series
  • Finalists in our poetry contest, cosponsored by Viator
  • Listener calls about Absinthe, Zumanity, Palazzo, Cosmopolitan, new slot machines and more
  • Call us at (702) 866-9494

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