|Circus Circus Las Vegas
2880 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
|Number of rooms||3,774|
|Gaming space||101,100 ft² (9,392.19 m²)|
|Signature attraction(s)||Circus Circus Adventuredome|
|Notable restaurant(s)||The Steakhouse
|Date opened||October 18, 1968|
|Casino website||Circus Circus Las Vegas|
Circus Circus Las Vegas is a circus-themed 3,774 room hotel and 101,000 square foot (9,392 m²) casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada on the Las Vegas Strip that is owned and operated by MGM Mirage. Circus Circus features free circus acts on a regular basis throughout the day and the only RV park on the Strip.
Opened October 18, 1968 by Jay Sarno.
Became the flagship casino for Circus Circus Enterprises (later Mandalay Resort Group), now part of MGM Mirage.
Underwent major renovations in 1997 that changed the hotels theme from the standard American Circus to a French Cirque du Soleil style Circus. Circus Circus is slated to be renovated to its former self in 2006.
The hotel may be demolished and rebuilt. According an MGMMirage report, the Circus Circus site “does not make economic use of the 44 acres that it sits on, therefore, we feel that demolishing the current property and rebuilding it in a different fashion (while still keeping the Circus Circus name) will be in our best interest.”
Adventuredome Theme Park
Formerly known as Grand Slam Canyon. Located under the pink top, this 5 acre (20,234 m²) indoor amusement park offers 16 rides and is connected to the hotel. The theme park includes a rock climbing wall, 18-hole miniature golf course, an arcade, and carnival type games. The dome of the park is made up of over 350,000 sq ft. of insulated glass.
The hotel’s famous midway was featured in the 1971 James Bond film “Diamonds Are Forever”.
It is also known to movie goers as Bazooko Circus in the film version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas where Raoul Duke (played by Johnny Depp) while in midst of an ether binge utters the line “Bazooka Circus is what the world would be doing every Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war. This was the Sixth Reich.”
Amenities and Entertainment
In addition to the casino and the Adventuredome Theme Park, Circus Circus also offers:
- Convention rooms—space for up to 800 people
- Race and Sports Book 80 seats, with 18 big screens
- RV park operated by Kampgrounds of America (KOA) offers 399 spaces with full service utility hook-ups
- Three swimming pools
- Wedding chapel Chapel of The Fountain