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TR: family trip/ Signature..24 hour buffets..the Kardashians

We stayed at the Signature with our son 17 and daughter 14. First time in Vegas for all of us. We loved this trip!!

We loved the Sig for the layout of the junior suite, the flatscreen tv in living room and bathroom, the huge whirlpool tub, the kitchen for a quick breakfast, the balcony, being brought ice water with lemon and frozen towels by the pool, etc.

The kids loved the huge, main pool complex at MGM. They loved the music, the huge virgin frozen drinks in the souvenir cups, the burgers, and especially the lazy river. It was nice to be able to choose between MGM and Sig's pools especially on Saturday, the only day we felt the MGM pool was too much of a party atmosphere for the kids.

The Kardashian's were there on Saturday and checked into Signature's tower 3 for a few hours before their party at Wet Republic. Our teens caught them walking out and my son was thrilled to get pics and an autograph from Kim.

The kids really wanted to see Criss Angel Believe and loved it despite the bad reviews we've read. It had great costumes, scenery and special effects, so we thought it was a great Chriss Angel/magic show, but a terrible Cirque show, as we have seen other Cirque shows in CT.

We did the 24 hour buffet on 2 of the days and managed to get 3 meals out of it each day. The lines for non diamond members are too long and there is too much to eat to go 4x in 24 hours, so we usually did dinner on the 1st day and a late breakfast and dinner on the 2nd. The line for the Paris champagne bruch turned out to be 3 hours long, but the bruch was incredible. The manager said that day that they would be raising the price due to all the complaints about the lines. Paris was by far our favorite buffet, then Rio, then Planet Hollywood, and last Harrah's.

We loved the lions at MGM, and watching them interact with their owners. The kids had their picture taken with a 7 week old cub for $25.

We toured the Wynn/Mirage/Bellagio/Venetian. etc., and would like to try one of these one day to be in the center of it all, although we did not mind the Signature's location.

We thought 6 nights would be too much, but felt we could have actually used 1 more night to see it all. We went to Red Rock Canyon for a nice diversion and got some beautiful pictures, saw all the free shows, shopped the malls, toured most of the casinos. etc., etc.. The kids were not bored for one minute!

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1. Re: TR: family trip/ Signature..24 hour buffets..the Kardashians

You know what's so great about Las Vegas? I would have hated everything about your trip:Staying at Signature, MGM pools, Kim Khardashian, Believe, Buffets and more Buffets. Not what I want when I go to Las Vegas---but just perfect for you and your family. And what a great story your son can bring home. Certainly a trip you will all remember.

Thanks for the report.

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2. Re: TR: family trip/ Signature..24 hour buffets..the Kardashians

I am jealous of your son...I love the Kardashians...my poor husband will watch the show with me and just say over and over again about how much he hates Khloe (little does he know that is a front runner on the baby names if we ever get around to having babies)! So jealous.

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3. Re: TR: family trip/ Signature..24 hour buffets..the Kardashians

great summary - what a thrill for your son!!

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4. Re: TR: family trip/ Signature..24 hour buffets..the Kardashians

Sound like a great trip! I am glad your whole family enjoyed Vegas- it is a place that has something for everyone no matter what their ages! Thanks for taking the time to share your trip with us.

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5. Re: TR: family trip/ Signature..24 hour buffets..the Kardashians

"The line for the Paris champagne bruch turned out to be 3 hours long, but the bruch was incredible. "

Thanks for the report, sounds like you had fun. But I have to ask: Did your family wait in line for 3 hours for the buffet?

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They told us the wait would be about an hour. The line moved along and we got inside the reguster area fairly quickly, and then it stopped completely. We kept thinking we we're so close we'd move again soon, and started talking w/everyone around us and it dragged on, but felt we were too far at that point to start over somewhere else.

They let in all the daimond and up members and those w/express passes and the restaurant filled. We had to wait for tables to open up and then they went to those other lines for the most part. Alot of people were complaining and the line applauded each time another party from our line was let in. We'd never do it again.

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7. Re: TR: family trip/ Signature..24 hour buffets..the Kardashians

You know what's so great about Las Vegas? I would have hated everything about your trip:Staying at Signature, MGM pools, Kim Khardashian, Believe, Buffets and more Buffets. Not what I want when I go to Las Vegas---but just perfect for you and your family. And what a great story your son can bring home. Certainly a trip you will all remember.

yes, the vacations with the kids have a much different itinerary than the ones we do alone. It was a last "hurrah" before our son goes off to college. The memories made it well worth it though...

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8. Re: TR: family trip/ Signature..24 hour buffets..the Kardashians

What a great family trip.

I've haven't read too much about the buffet deals but I'm surprised that you got the HET deal while staying at an MGM property - so you just have to go to your first HET buffet and pay the fee?

What are the private Signature pools like - are they just plain cement areas or are they "nice" - landscaped, etc.? Is there a separate one for every Tower?

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9. Re: TR: family trip/ Signature..24 hour buffets..the Kardashians

So glad you had a great time .We took our son when he was 20 and he had a super time, did a helicopter tour over the grand canyon saw a boxing match with his father and did a lot of shopping.He's a great young man to holiday with. I'm sur your kids would love to go again.

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10. Re: TR: family trip/ Signature..24 hour buffets..the Kardashians

anyone can do the buffet deal. You just show up at anyone of them and pay the fee and your receipt will be stamped with the time. if you get to the register even a minute past the 24 hour mark the next day, you won't be admitted, no matter how long you've already waited.

Signature has 3 basic, rectangular pools, but they are nicely landscaped, have cabanas, eating areas and a fire pit with sofas around it. The service at the signature pools was great. They even help you find a chair, carry your towels, bring you lemon water and frozen washcloths, etc. We liked the Sig pools for the service and for the quiet on a Sturday when the MGM pool was really roudy, and we preferred the MGM pools the noncrowded days.