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Anyone know if monorail from Mandalay Bay is running?

Anyone know if monorail from Mandalay Bay is running?

Old Jan 7th, 2005, 01:24 PM
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Anyone know if monorail from Mandalay Bay is running?

In Las Vegas I mean? If it is, how far down the strip does it take you? And what stops does it make?

We will be there on Jan 18th. Thanks.
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Old Jan 7th, 2005, 02:48 PM
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It goes to the Luxor and Excalibur. I was just there on the 27th but for the life of me I can't remember if it was running.
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Old Jan 7th, 2005, 05:38 PM
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We were there in November and the whole system was down. Apparently repairs will take some time. We were told that it will be closed indefinitely.
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Old Jan 7th, 2005, 07:41 PM
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Ahhh!!! Something to take the heat off the "Big Dig!"
 
Old Jan 11th, 2005, 01:32 PM
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Funny....I am currently sitting on the 28th floor of the MGM Grand looking at the Excalibur, Luxor and Mandalay Bay hotels watching the monorail go back and forth. So, yes....it is running. And it only connects those 3 hotels. There is a new monorail that connects most of the other hotels (behind the MGM-other side of the strip) and it is also running now. I think it is $3 a trip.
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Old Jan 11th, 2005, 02:32 PM
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It's the new monorail I was talking about. Didn't know there was a separate one from Mandalay Bay. Sorry! The info that it would be down indefinitely was from the shuttle driver that took us from the airport to Treasure Island.
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Old Jan 11th, 2005, 02:36 PM
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Yay! The monorail is running! Hope they won't shut it down till I get there in February!

I heard, too, it was shut down indefinitely because a wheel fell off.

Now I have to figure out if it runs to the airport...
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Old Jan 11th, 2005, 03:37 PM
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It doesn't run to the airport. It goes from MGM to the Convention center. There is a seperate small one that goes from Luxor to the Excalibur- 2 different systems.

It's handy as it runs every 5 mins. but at $3 a trip it can be a better deal to grab a cab if there are 2 or more people.

Also the walk from the stations to the hotels is far.

I rode it a few times this past weekend.
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Old Jan 11th, 2005, 03:42 PM
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It means we're talking about different monorails. The one I'm talking about covers almost all strip up to Sahara. Don't know where it starts.

$3 trip, but $10 an all-day ticket with unlimited rides, not bad, huh?

Oh, well, there is always the old #301 with a $2 ride and $5 all-day pass. And it doesn't go to the airport, I know that much
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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 10:20 AM
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Faina, yep- we are talking about the same one:

http://www.lvmonorail.com/#

I was just saying convention center as I thought it ended at Hilton but I see it ends at Sahara.
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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 11:28 AM
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So it IS running? Yay! Double yay!!
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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 11:38 AM
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Cool. When are you there, Faina? I'll be in Feb 3-7th... I just hope there's no snow
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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 11:47 AM
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A, we'll be there Feb 20-25, and I prefer snow over heat! We were there a year ago on Valentines, 2 days had sunbathing weather, 2 for windbreakers. You never know!
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