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Vegas Shows

I am going to be a first time visitor from NZ in September, we are staying from 13th to 21st of September, I have been looking at the shows and think i must see the following - do you all think that this is too much to try and fit in given we are also doing a lake mead and hoover dam day trip and a day trip to the Grand Canyon ??? Are there an shows on this list which may no be an absolute necessity??

Terry Fator

O at Bellagio - well I am trying to decide between this and Mystere

Jubilee - I want to see old school vegas show girls!

Tournament of Kings at Excalibur

Penn & Teller

Blue Man Group - are there any opinions on this one??

I also really want to see Freemon St at night and have a general look about the strip at night taking in all the free attractions outside the hotels etc am I tying myself up too much with these shows???

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That's doable. Freemont is a must though. Grand Canyon day trip will be a long day regardless of what part you go to but still can be done.

Have a great time.

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I have been to "O" ....it is brilliant and I aint impressed easily.

"O" for me

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first, welcome to the states! LOL... well in a month or so!

Mystere or O, you can't go wrong with either, but, the tickets to mystere are cheaper . since you are coming so far, I would seeMystere and Zumanity. Zumanity is a little naughty, very funny and also thought provoking...in a nice way. The show its elf is amazing.

they are all god, BUT, the show at the Wynn Le reve is also a water show, and very good, and the wynn is a nice place to see as well. so thats my opinion on those.

Blue man show is hard to judge. I have friends who have loved it, and others that thought it was a waste of time. The tickets are up at tix tonight discount place almost everyday now, so I would think it over and get the tix in town.

Penn and Teller are very funny and the show is very good. It is dark when I am back early Sept and I am sorry to miss it. saw it once ...wanted to take my friend to see it. its god, and we Love The Rio/

you must go downtown at least one night! are you kidding me!!! I agree about a showgirl show. I am a girl and after watching the travel channel, I want to see the show where the costumes are painted on. The name alludes me at the moment.

excalibur, is for families... warning... it can be obnoxious on the weekends, but school will be in , so except weekends you should be ok. I haven't seen that show. Could be fun.

have a great time!!!I will try and leave some money in the slots for ya! ( haha)

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The trips to the Grand Canyon and Hoover can take the whole day and for a short trip is ambitious. However, you are going to be here 8 days so you have time. Your choice of shows is good. I prefer O to Mystere but not by a lot.

Jubilee is a pretty good show and I think you will be surprised by the production values. Tournament of Kings is actually a dinner show and I didn't like the food that much although it was okay to see the fake fighting.

Penn and Teller are very good. Terry Fator at the Hilton was a very good show but I don't know if there have been any changes for his Mirage show. Probably not.

There is a website that has a quick review of all the shows and grades them.

http://www.vegasmadeeasy.com/shows/show-guide

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Blue Man Group is AWESOME

Seen it twice might see it again.

Mystere also very good.

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I think this might be a big much depending on what time you get in and how well you adapt to the time change.

At most you have 8 nights? I usually don't book the first night because of possible flight delays, Grand Canyon will take a day and into the evening with six shows and then Downtown. You would have to double book some nights OUCH

Don't know your age but I loved the BMG, I would dump Tournament of Kings and have you thought about Jersey Boys? Perhap book Grand Canyon and then a the 3 must have shows . You can always add more when you get to LV if you feel up to it. If you book the weekend shows the weekdays should be fairly easy to get tickets to

Definetly keep Freemont at night for the laser lights.

Vegas is alot of walking and little sleep , I think I would allow a night of just relaxing.

However, I am not you so if you like to go and do alot then go for it.

It is a nice time of year ENJOY

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I head out in 7 days! Skip the Tournament of Kings for sure with so many other good shows. I'm afraid it might disappoint.

Haven't seem Blue Man Group but my daughter has. She liked them. Some don't though. We saw Stomp the last time we were there. Loud (most of the time), lower in price but we liked it. It was different.

We also saw Mystere (it was a good CDS show) but I would like to see O. We are thinking of seeing the Jersey boys. I got all postive responses from all ages on a TA forum post this week (search threads or my contributions to see).

You have a busy week. I would spend the money to fly to GC South rim, helicopter in, fly back. Might not want to spend your time on tour bus entire day.

Enjoy!

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Saw Zumanity and Ooh La La last August and last week we saw Jersey Boys and Peepshow. Highly recommend Jersey Boys.

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We've seen Terry Fator twice - Loved it, can't go wrong with his show.

Saw KA last Friday...we've also seen Love and Mystere.

KA is my favorite, then Mystere, then Love.

Hubby saw Penn and Teller last week. He didn't like the show. Said he was glad he got a discounted ticket.

Saw Le Reve last week. It's not a CDS show but comparable. Still liked KA better than Le Reve.

Haven't seen BMG or Jubilee. BMG reviews seem to be mixed..some love it, some hate it. Same with Jubilee.

Saw Legends in Concert last week. Very good price and very good show.

Wayne Brady also has a great show. So does Cher.

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I thought O was fine but not as great as Love and Mystere. I didn't like Ka at all. If I had to choose between the two- Mystere, for sure. I think it has the most WOW moments of all the Cirque shows.

Jubilee- it is the last of the traditional showgirl Vegas shows but I don't think it is a must see.

Blue Man Group- this is the kind of show people either love or hate. I am in the "hate" category. I would rather take an ice pick to my eyes and ears before seeing it again.

Tournament of Kings- cute but not a must see.

I do think you are trying to fit in too much for your trip. The Grand Canyon trip is going to take all day and Hoover Dam/Lake Mead trip is going to take a chunk of hours out of another day. Then you want to go to Fremont St (do it at night).

The strip has an incredible amount of things to offer: shows, restaurants, attractions, malls, lounges, bars, etc. Just popping in and out of the various casinos is going to take a good portion of your time. You don't want to just see the outsides of the hotels- you should go inside most of them since most have something unique to offer.