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For the band, see The Mirage (band)
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The Mirage
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Address 3400 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Number of rooms 3,044
Theme Polynesian
Gaming space 100,000 ft² (9,290.3 m²)
Permanent show(s) Danny Gans
LOVE
Signature attraction(s) The Volcano
White Tiger Habitat
Dolphin Habitat
The Secret Garden
Notable restaurant(s) Japonais
STACK
Fin
kokomo's
Onda Ristorante & Wine Lounge
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
Owner MGM Mirage
Date opened November 22, 1989
Casino type Land-Based
Renovations 2002, 2005
Previous name(s) Sans Souci (1955)
Castaways (1963)
New Castaways (1967)
Website The Mirage's Website

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The Mirage is connected by a free tram to Treasure Island, its sister property immediately to the north. The marquee in front of The Mirage is the largest free standing marquee in the world.[citation needed] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... ti Resort (formerly known as Treasure Island). ... Apollo Theater marquee, c. ...

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History

The volcano attraction at night
The volcano attraction at night

The Mirage was built by developer Steve Wynn and opened in November 1989 on the former grounds of the Castaways hotel and casino, and was owned by Wynn's company Mirage Resorts (later MGM Mirage). It was the first resort that was built with the money of Wall Street through the use of junk bonds. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1,023 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a photograph of the volcano attraction outside of The Mirage hotel in Las Vegas. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1,023 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a photograph of the volcano attraction outside of The Mirage hotel in Las Vegas. ... The Las Vegas Strip is home to Steve Wynns largest and best known developments. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Castaways was a Las Vegas hotel and casino that operated from 1963 to 1987 on the Las Vegas Strip. ... MGM Mirage (NYSE: MGG) is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based business engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotels and casinos throughout the world. ... MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based business engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotels and casinos throughout the world. ... Elaborate marble facade of NYSE as seen from the intersection of Broad and Wall Streets For other uses, see Wall Street (disambiguation). ... High yield debt (non-investment grade or junk bond) is a business term referring to a corporate debt instrument, usually a bond, that has a higher yield (compared to investment grade debt) because of a high perceived credit risk (default risk). ...


The Mirage was the most expensive hotel/casino in history, with a construction cost of $630 million. The hotel's distinctive gold windows get their color from actual gold used in the tinting process. It was reported that the resort would have to bring in a million dollars a day to pay off a 7-year construction loan. But in fact The Mirage did so well, the loan was paid off in just 18 months. General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Standard atomic weight 196. ...


Its construction is also considered very noteworthy in that Wynn had set a new standard for Vegas resorts, and is widely considered to be the father of today's Las Vegas. Prior to the Mirage's opening, the city was experiencing a decline in tourism that began in the 70's, especially around the time the state of New Jersey legalized gambling and tourists (in particular those on the East Coast) began to frequent the casinos of Atlantic City. Also, this was a time when Las Vegas was no longer considered a fashionable destination, so a new, high-profile, project was necessary to jump-start the ailing industry. When it opened, The Mirage was the first casino to use security cameras full time on all table games.[1] Tourists on Oahu, Hawaii Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes or the provision of services to support this leisure travel. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County Coordinates: , Country United States State New Jersey County Atlantic Incorporated May 1, 1854 Government  - Mayor Bob Levy Area  - City  17. ...


From 1990 through 2003, the Mirage was the venue for the Siegfried & Roy show. The two headliners combined magic and the use of wild animals. The closing of the popular attraction in 2003, after Roy Horn was attacked by one of the white tigers used in the show, impacted the Mirage for a while. Siegfried & Roy's White Tiger Habitat keeps one of the white tigers always on view. A sculpture of Siegfried & Roy with one of their beloved white lions near the Mirage hotel on the Las Vegas Strip Siegfried & Roy are two German-American entertainers who worked on the Las Vegas Strip, USA. Their long running show of magic and illusion was famous for working with Big... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Wild, in zoology or botany, is a rough if problematic antonym to domesticated: see wildlife. ... Siegfried & Roy are longtime Las Vegas headliners whose longrunning illusion and magic act closed October 3, 2003 after “Roy” was mauled by one of the acts performing white tigers during a performance. ... White tigers are individual specimens of the ordinary orange tiger (Panthera tigris), with a genetic condition that causes paler colouration of the normally orange fur (they still have black stripes). ...


In 1993, the Mirage hosted an extended run of the Cirque du Soleil show Nouvelle Experience in a tent in the Mirage parking lot. It was during this time that Steve Wynn decided to invite Cirque to create Mystere for the soon-to-be-built Treasure Island resort next door. Finally returning to where they began in Las Vegas, Cirque has a permanent production at the Mirage, LOVE. ref Cirque du Soleil (French for Circus of the Sun) is an entertainment empire based in Montréal, Québec Canada and founded in Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier. ... ti Resort (formerly known as Treasure Island). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


In 2004 Danny Gans took over the main showroom and marquee becoming the resort's main entertainment attraction. Danny Gans is an American singer and comedian who has found success as a musical impressionist. ... The word showroom has several distinct meanings including: A showroom is a large space used to display products for sale, such as automobiles, furniture, carpet or apparel. ...


In 2005, The Mirage was slated for a massive remodel that would continue into 2006. Many restaurants were renovated or replaced. In December 2006 the Beatles-themed REVOLUTION ultra-lounge opened. It is the first time Cirque du Soleil was involved in the development of such a venue, although they do not operate it. Renovation is the process of restoring or improving a structure. ...


Film history

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Attractions

A white tiger in the Mirage habitat.
A white tiger in the Mirage habitat.

Notable features include: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1014 KB) A white tiger at The Mirage hotel habitat in Las Vegas. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1014 KB) A white tiger at The Mirage hotel habitat in Las Vegas. ... White tigers are individual specimens of the ordinary orange tiger (Panthera tigris), with a genetic condition that causes paler colouration of the normally orange fur (they still have black stripes). ...

  • Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
  • An artificial volcano along the Strip that "erupts" periodically during the evening. After sister property Bellagio opened, Wet Design, the company that helped create the Fountains of Bellagio attraction, redid the technology behind the volcano effect to make it more spectacular. To mask the smell of the natural gas used for the fire effects, The Mirage pumps out a Piña Colada scent.
  • LOVE, a Cirque du Soleil theatrical production.

For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... Bellagio is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It is owned by MGM Mirage and was built on the site of demolished Dunes hotel and casino. ... Natural gas is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane but including significant quantities of ethane, butane, propane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, helium and hydrogen sulfide. ... Piña Colada (Spanish, strained pineapple : piña, pineapple + colada, strained) is a sweet, rum-based cocktail containing light rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Cirque du Soleil (French for Circus of the Sun) is an entertainment empire based in Montréal, Québec Canada and founded in Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier. ...

Sporting events

1996-05-18 Felix Trinidad vs. Freddie Pendleton


External links

References

  1. ^ Las Vegas Review-Journal, February 25, 2007, Page 1E, Blink and you'll miss him

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