The Lion King at Mandalay Bay – 50 Million People Can’t be Wrong

The next time you’re thinking about what shows in Vegas to see, go with a choice 50 million people worldwide have made–The Lion King at Mandalay Bay. It is a winner of over 70 awards, including a Tony and Grammy. The classic story of Simba trying to avenge his father’s death and defeat evil brother Mufasa is told with flair and passion. Tickets are more expensive than the average Vegas show, but if you search hard for a good deal, you can find it and be more than satisfied that it’s worth it. It will close on December 31, 2011, so time is of the essence. 50 million people can’t be wrong! For more information on the Lion King, including show information and ticket prices, click here.

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Vegas Pools Close September 25

Best Vegas Pools

With the coming fall and winter months, Vegas pools will be closing September 25. But don’t worry, some pools are open year-round for those of you that just can’t wait.

The Mirage, for example, is open year-round, and all four of Caesars‘ pools are heated to 78 degrees and open the whole year as well. Four Seasons, which is part of Mandalay Bay, is open year-round from 10am to sunset, and they even have disposable swimsuits available for use. Also, the MGM Grand‘s Grand Pool area is open year round.

So there you have it. For those of you that want the year-round Vegas pool experience, those are the pools that will take care of you. Enjoy, and for more information on all of these pools and the hotels they are in, check out the Vegas iPhone App. Enjoy, and be sure to head to Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Lynyrd Skynyrd to Open New Vegas Restaurant at the Excalibur

Lynyrd Skynyrd's BBQ and Beer

While in town to play a concert at the M Resort and Casino, world-famous rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd toured another new facility–the future home of Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at the Excalibur. Slated to open in December, the restaurant will feature Texas-style barbecue at all hours of the day and evening, then become a late night club with music and entertainment after hours. The band has already agreed to play shows there, and their memorabilia will line the walls. The facility is even modeled after their old practice and living space, Hell House. Band members Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke toured construction at the restaurant Friday. We’ll keep you posted as construction unfolds, and to prepare you, we have deals on rates at the Excalibur as low as $33/night!

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Vegas Attractions – Impact Basketball at Lagasse’s

NBA lockout Vegas Impact

Even though the NBA lockout has some basketball fans wondering if there will be a season at all, you can still have the chance to see the stars shine in Vegas. The Palazzo‘s Lagasse’s Stadium is hosting a complimentary, open-to-the-public event on this Wednesday, September 21 for fans to interact with their favorite basketball stars, such as Chauncey Billups and John Wall. In light of the lockout, many players have taken to competing at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas, so the rare opportunity to not have to go to an NBA game to see NBA play and its players has presented itself. We have the link for a quick, cheap hotel rate to take advantage of it too; stay at The Palazzo.

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Mayweather set to fight at Vegas MGM Grand Tomorrow

Vegas Mayweather Ortiz

Undefeated boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather will take on Victor Ortiz for the WBC welterweight boxing title at the MGM Grand tomorrow, and if you’re in the area or able to make it, this one will be worth the money. Mayweather hasn’t boxed in 16 months and is itching to prove his doubters wrong, while 24-year-old Ortiz has the opportunity to make the 34-year-old Mayweather feel his age and ruin his undefeated record. There has been plenty of controversy surrounding Mayweather–his legal issues, his tendency to defend and talk about his accomplishments constantly–and if Ortiz pulls off a victory, it will be a fight everyone refers to. If you’re near the MGM Grand this weekend, don’t miss it!

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