The Flamingo resort have released a video promoting their GO Pool which in our opinion is worth a visit if you are looking for a pool to spend the day even at the $20 charge for non hotel guests or the $10 charge for hotel guests. The pool season is under way in Las Vegas and if you plan on visiting this or any pool in Las Vegas don’t forget to apply the sunscreen as its the desert with non a lot of shade and it doesn’t take long to burn. The video is courtesy of Caesars Entertainment and the Flamingo Las Vegas and as always this is not a paid for promotion and all opinions are from Las Vegas Inside Out and its writers.
It seems Olivia Newton John’s three year run at the Flamingo in Las Vegas may be over as her available dates this Summer don’t line up with the available dates of the Flamingo showroom. The Australian star who became known worldwide because of her lead role in the movie Grease with John Travolta, is currently on a tour through May. The busy performer recently wrapped up a tour of the UK and has other projects including recording a new album as well as a movie planned in the near future. Olivia Newton John’s last performed the show in December and, would perform at the Flamingo on the open nights when Donny & Marie weren’t performing in their showroom. It’s a shame that the Summer Nights show won’t be returning to the Flamingo this year as it generally was well liked by people that had seen the show. If Olivia Newton John isn’t able to perform this year in Las Vegas hopefully Summer Nights show will return for another run in 2018.
The annual World Series of Beer Pong tournament is nearly here with it scheduled for July 6th to July 10th at a new home at the Westgate. We have reported on the World Series of Beer Pong before at the Flamingo but with its most recent home at the Riviera now closed its good to see the event has found a new home at the Westgate. The event is in its 11th year and the players are competing for $65,000 in prize money and thats a lot of beer money.
The Linq has started free swim parties at its adults only pool from 8 pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. The swim parties will feature things such as two for one drink deals and a recovery zone which is supposed to be an indoor chill out area with things such as tv’s, pool tables as well as other games and stuff to do. Even though this event is only 4 hours a night on Fridays and Saturdays it should draw a crowd because of the time period and the central location of the Linq Hotel with both sister hotels Harrah’s and Flamingo also nearby. If you are looking for something a little different than dinners, shows or gambling on Saturday night you might want to check this event out which has no cover charge and inexpensive unless of course you buy many drinks.
The first of our weekly picks for some of the best shows in Las Vegas begins with Legends In Concert the longest running tribute show in Las Vegas. At one time every major resort in town had its own tribute show but over the years they disappeared, yes there are still some in town but they are often tribute shows to one or a few performers not a wide range of performers. The Legends In Concert show ran for many years at Harrah’s but more recently has been delighting fans at the history. The show also often includes Celine Dion and Britney Spears celebrity tributes which are two performers you can see in perform in person in Las Vegas so i guess you can compare the Legends In Concert version to the real thing if you go to both shows. The celebrity tribute artists are the best of the best so definitely worth checking out if you are looking for a good show at a less expensive price than the headliner acts in town. Ticket prices are $49.95 for adults and $26.85 for children plus the usual fees and taxes and are available from Ticketmaster or the Flamingo with showtimes at 4 pm, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm nightly and usual dark on Fridays. (Video courtesy of Caesars Entertainment and the Flamingo, Las Vegas)
The long running tribute show ‘Legends In Concert’ at the Flamingo has a special promotion just for Las Vegas locals with a $9.95 ticket price for the next couple of months. The $9.95 price is the original price when the show opened in 1983 back in the days when you could get a dinner buffet for $4.99 instead of $35 like today. To get the low ticket price a valid local id must be present and there is a limit of six tickets which is an amazingly good deal. The celebrity look alike performers change from time to time but the current lineup usually includes Elvis, Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Steven Tyler and Michael Jackson so contact the Flamingo box office for more information.
It looks like more Summer Loving as Olivia Newton John’s Summer Nights show has been extended to September 2015 at the Flamingo. The show is a nice fit with Donny & Marie at the Flamingo and the additional dates for shows beginning March 3rd is on sale today for her Facebook fans with sales to the general public beginning this Friday.
The company that made a big deal about no resort fees for a time, before introducing them to its properties Caesars Entertainment now has introduced a standard $25 before tax resort fee to all its Las Vegas properties. The new charge means that Caesar’s properties such as the Flamingo or Harrahs have a resort fee on par with such properties as the Bellagio and Venetian which seems crazy. In the past if you were a Total Rewards Platinum member you could avoid the resort fee but now you have to be a Diamond or Seven Stars to avoid the charge. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see one of the higher end properties to introduce a $30 or $35 resort fee in the new future or early in the New Year to see how high they can go before they get pushback from customers.
It looks like Caesars are adjusting their pricing beginning September 2nd for the High Roller observation wheel located center Strip at the Linq. The new adult ticket price for the daytime will be $24.95 which was the original price but it had been dropped to $19.95 for the Summer months. The current nighttime price is $34.95 and will remain unchanged and youth pricing will be at $24.95 starting September 2nd. There is some good news the age limit for kids to ride for free with an adult has been raised from three and younger to twelve and younger. I recently stayed at Harrah’s and they had a $5 off coupon in the room coupon sheet and The Quad (soon to be the Linq Hotel) and Flamingo have also been known to offer this; so if you are staying at one of these properties close by you might want to check to see if you have the coupon. Since the High Roller opened the number of people riding it during the day is much less so we are not surprised they have kept the $10 price difference per ticket as many more people want to ride it at night so they can see the lights of Las Vegas. If you are a Groupon fan we have also see special offers on their for tickets in the past so it might be worth checking out if you plan to visit the High Roller on an upcoming trip.