We have to stop in Vegas for a day on our way to Phoenix and we have a toddler and a 9 year old. We're driving in on a Friday morning and leaving Saturday noon. We have a choice between MGM and Mandalay bay (both offer free parking and Mandalay has free internet as well) I'm an avid photographer and would love to take pictures at night but I've read that the strip is no place for younger kids at night (by night I mean after 7 pm)
Any places I should avoid/see? We're planning on seeing the Shark Reef in MB, roaming around MGM, arcades at Excaliber and a brunch buffet at Ceaser's (are there long lines, should we make reservations ahead?) Also, is there a tram service that runs the length of the Strip?