The Monte Carlo will re-open Friday February 15th 2008 in phases. Starting with 1,200 hotel rooms and another approximately 1,500 the week after. The top floors will remain closed for a while longer.
Lance Burton will also re-open on Friday the 15th.
We are glad to see the Monte Carlo open up so quickly after a fire. It could have been a lot worse but Las Vegas has a great fire department and the Monte Carlo had great fire suppression.
It also has to be noted that the Monte Carlo is just not opening up the whole hotel at once but doing a soft opening which will help everyone ease back in to feeling comfortable and validated.
MGM/Mirage began the update to the Mirage Volcano. It was about time. It first erupted on November 22 1989 and was updated in 1996.
The company “Wet Design” the designers of the Bellagio fountains and others around the world are now undertaking the task of the Mirage Volcano. We love the previous designs of “Wet Design” and cannot wait until this is finished around November 2008.
When finished the Mirage Volcano will have new water effects, waterfalls and of course smoke and fake lava.
The Mirage Volcano is a must see attraction for the first-time Vegas Visitor, but the update will bring out the seasoned visitors for another look. I myself cannot wait to see what is in store.