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Las Vegas Hotels & Magic Shows (Copperfield or Siegfried & Roy?)

Las Vegas Hotels & Magic Shows (Copperfield or Siegfried & Roy?)

Jun 15th, 1999, 09:10 AM
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Las Vegas Hotels & Magic Shows (Copperfield or Siegfried & Roy?)


We are staying at the Luxor for 3 days in July. I chose Luxor because they were pretty cheap $59/night compared to much higher rates at MGM, Mirage, etc. and it was one of the hotels recommended by FODORS. I found another cheap rate at the Treasure Island at $55/night. Which hotel do you recommend? Treasure Island is not one of the hotels recommended by FODORS.

Also, I am debating between the David Copperfield magic show $83/person and Siegfried & Roy tiger magic show $89.95/person. I don't think we can afford to go to both shows so can you please recommend one?

Thank you for your time.
Jun 15th, 1999, 12:02 PM
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Awhile back, I saw the Copperfield show. Don't know how much it has changed, but back then almost 1/2 the show was a bid screen coming down on stage & showing a movie of how he made an airplane disappear & some other large object which I don't even remember now. I didn't like paying for a live show which & end up basically watching TV. As for S & R, I saw them even further back when they were still at the Stardust, & they were fantastic, & many people say they still are, but I would not pay that price to see them. If you need to pick 1, I would say see S & R. But there are many shows on the Strip that are just as entertaining & might be a better value for your dollar. In the past, there have been lots of responses to a question like this. I am sure you will get many more here.
Jun 15th, 1999, 02:31 PM
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i have been to vegas many times and stayed at several hotels including luxor. not as luxurios as some but it's a pretty decent hotel, and good for kids - they have a 2 level mega sega city arcade or something like that and it is close to excalibur, another fun theme for kids - but be aware: the luxor is the last major hotel on one end of the strip. if you plan on visiting caesars, bellagio, flamingo, venetian, mirage, treasure island, etc which are all very centrally located on the strip i would definitely not recommend luxor unless you are renting a car (rates in vegas are relatively cheap and i have never seen a casino which charged for self-parking).

i have not stayed at treasure island so i don't know what the rooms there are like but i think it may be a little nicer and it is definitely in a more central location on the strip. (and the pirate show outside is great!)

other details that may help: luxor's rooms were okay but seemed kind of dark to me, due more to the coloring of the room (they carry on the egyptian theme)than lack of lighting i think, so that may be a good thing depending on your personal preferences. because of the unusual shape of luxor, they do have these interesting (though not very fast)diagonal elevators and they've left the hallways open internally so that if you're on the middle to upper tiers of the pyramid you get a pretty cool view of the inside of the hotel/casino.

i didn't have any huge complaints with luxor but i don't see myself ever staying there again and they don't have any attraction that gets me to go there when i'm not a guest. hope this helps you out...maybe someone else can give you a better scoop on treasure island.

Jun 15th, 1999, 04:31 PM
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I've not stayed at the TI or the Luxor, but I've stayed at Harrah's, MGM, Mirage, and in July, the Bellagio. You might get a good deal at Harrah's, but really most of the name hotels that you've mentioned will be fine. I'm not into magic shows although I've seen Copperfield, and I imagine the S&R is better. If you're going to spend that kind of money, go to Mystere at Treasure Island instead. It's worth the price...ask anyone who's seen it!
Jun 15th, 1999, 08:28 PM
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Hi, Kathryn.

I visited Las Vegas in 1994 and had a wonderful time. I stayed at the Luxor and was totally satisfied, but it may have changed since then. I especially enjoyed the amusement park-type ride they had there. It was like I was watching a movie, but the seats were on a platform which moved and lurched suddenly in all directions, to make you think you were in the movie. Can't remember what it was called, but if it's still there, don't miss it.

I also saw David Copperfield's show at Caesar's Palace. It was the best part of my Las Vegas trip. I had seen him on television before that, but it was better to see him perform in person. I remember thinking to myself more than once, "Wow, what an entertainer!" I only paid $50, and had great seats, too. I guess prices have gone up since 1994.

My second favorite activity was a trip to Red Rock Canyon. It's very photogenic, if you appreciate scenery.
Have a great trip.
Jun 19th, 1999, 05:50 PM
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Hi Karen, I have to throw my two cents in here, although it may be too late by now. I have stayed at TI, but not at the Luxor. The rooms at TI are your basic accomodations, but it is worth it to stay there because it is centrally located. The Luxor is a Circus Circus property, and we have learned not to frequent those very often. It is not really near anything, except Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, and New York New York. If you stay at TI, be sure to ask for a room that overlooks the show.
Have seen David Copperfield, got a 15% discount off tickets, and was still the biggest rip off. It is horrible and fake, with easily seen wires, etc... Would definitely recommend S&R!!!
Jun 19th, 1999, 07:20 PM
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Stayed at the Luxor and it was wonderful!! Seigfreid and Roy--A-One. Have fun.
Jun 22nd, 1999, 12:06 PM
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I have stayed at the Luxor the last few times I have gone to Las Vegas and had a good time. There are things going on for all age groups. You will need a car though if you want to see anything else on the strip.

If you are looking for an affordable stay check out the Imperial Palace. There are having a summer special thru September with a rate of $40 per ROOM TOTAL for 3 nights, weekday nights only. It is the best rate I have ever seen in Vegas. This is not a typo, $40 total cost (plus tax of course) for the entire three nights stay.
Jun 22nd, 1999, 04:29 PM
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You may want to consider Lance Burton, he is great and the price is a lot more reasonable.

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