BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - Entertainment has become a major component of the "Sin City" experience. During the Great Depression, the Nevada state legislature voted to legalize gambling, and on March 19, 1931 gambling became legal. The 110,572 square mile state, has since become a stomping ground for tourists itching to hit a casino, nightclub, show, or, major sporting event. The McCarran International Airport is the ninth busiest airport in America, and handles more than 40 million passengers every year. An estimated 42,936,109 people visited Las Vegas in 2016. Around 407,000 Southern Nevada jobs depend on tourism. Some statisticians would refute that the convention business, which, represents over 54 percent of the region's gross product, is more important to Las Vegas than the gaming industry, with Clark County reporting $9.7 billion dollars as gaming revenue, and Downtown reporting $6.4 billion dollars as gaming revenue. Approximately, 21,864 conventions, including, the Consumer Electronics Show, World of Concrete, and Global Gaming Expo, attract over 5 million convention attendees every year.
Excalibur Hotel & Casino opened its automatic sliding door entrance systems to the public on June 19, 1990. Circus Circus Enterprises, which, MGM Resorts International purchased in 2005, financed the construction of Excalibur Hotel & Casino, the only Medieval Europe themed resort shaped like a castle on the strip. The name of the resort, Excalibur, derives from King Author's mythical sword, and its facade exemplifies a luxurious castle suited for the legendary British king. The resort has over 4,000 exquisite rooms, and covers more than 70 acres. The entertainment, restaurants, nightlife, amenities, casino, groups, and weddings make it the perfect resort to relax for the weekend.
Excalibur Hotel & Casino is introducing a 72-seat special effects theater called the Ultimate 4-D Experience®, a 4-D multi-sensory cinematic attraction, featuring blockbuster film content November 2, 2017. The Ultimate 4-D Experience® theater in partnership with Warner Bros. will include 15-minute 4-D adventures of blockbuster films, such as, San Andreas 4-D Experience®, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – The 4-D Experience® and The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience® in November.
“At Excalibur, we strive to keep our amenities fresh and fun for our guests,” said Sheri Cherubino, CFO of Excalibur Hotel & Casino. “We are excited to expand our Fun Dungeon experience to include the Ultimate 4-D Experience®. It’s a great fit and will appeal to both families and adults.”
The Ultimate 4-D Experience® will be open daily from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Tickets are available at Excalibur Box Office, and ranging from $9.99 for one show, $12.99 for two shows, and $14.99 for three shows. Visit www.excalibur.com for more details.
Shawn W. Anderson