What’s New In Las Vegas For 2018 – Hot Topics EP. 3

Las Vegas is an amazing city full of entertainment opportunities and endless fun. You might ask yourself how can the improve on the worlds entertainment mecca? It may seem impossible to add to the fun that already exist but somehow Vegas always manages to reinvent itself.

Here are 9 projects that are either going to be completed in 2018 or are getting underway in this year. These are the new fun things that are new for Las Vegas for your next visit.

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NY NY – Virtual Reality Roller Coaster

Need an excuse to re-ride New York-New York’s Big Apple Roller Coaster?

Riders can now opt for wireless virtual reality headsets, which they’ll put on after they board the coaster car. They’ll be immediately transported to a research facility, where an alien has escaped. Once the ride starts and heads for the lift hill, so does the riders’ search for said extraterrestrial in the Nevada desert and on the Las Vegas Strip, as the immersive 3D graphics (in 4K resolution) they’re seeing in the headset line right up with the motion of the ride to completely alter the Big Apple ride experience. And the ride’s length (4,777 feet) makes this VR coaster adventure the longest one anywhere.

WNBA Coming to Las Vegas

MGM Resorts International is proud to bring the first major professional basketball team to Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Aces will be led by Head Coach and General Manager, Bill Laimbeer, with home games playing at the Mandalay Bay Events Center when the WNBA season opens in May 2018.

Lady Gaga to Begin Strip Residency

Rumored for about a year and a half, Gaga is set to announce a series of 36 shows at The Park Theater at Monte Carlo. Those familiar with the terms of her agreement say the run launches in the fourth quarter of next year, running for one year, through 2019 and might extend into 2020.

Gaga is to earn approximately $400,000 per performance.

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Zip Line Coming to Linq Promenade

Caesars Entertainment plans to start building the first zip line on the Strip early next year. Called Fly Linq, the attraction will feature 10 side-by-side lines that can launch all riders at once at the Linq Promenade, an open-air dining, retail and entertainment district between the Flamingo and The Linq Hotel.

Monte Carlo Hotel is Becoming The Park MGM

With a robust art collection, rooms with a residential feel and an overall romantic atmosphere that contrasts sharply with the city’s stereotypical glitz, the Monte Carlo is being transformed from an antiquated midlevel property taking up prime real estate on the Las Vegas Strip into the upscale Park MGM casino-hotel.

Wynn’s Paradise Park Coming to Vegas

Wynn has already started work on the Paradise Park project to replace the 130-acre golf course east of his existing hotel towers, a lagoon roughly three times the size of Bellagio’s lake surrounded by a boardwalk and beach plus a hotel tower that could have 1,500 to 2,000 rooms. Wynn and Encore have 4,750 hotel rooms, and the new projects could boost the company’s holdings to 8,000 rooms.

Cher to Start New Residency at Park Theatre

“Classic Cher” at Park Theater at Monte Carlo, opening Feb. 8 and running 18 dates. The first set of dates run through February, with her return in May, with additional dates to be announced. Tickets ranging from $60 to $475 (fees not included) go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at parktheaterlv.com or ticketmaster.com, or through MGM Resorts at 866-740-77111.

Marijuana Lounges Coming to Las Vegas

Marijuana has been legal in Nevada for six months, but there’s a catch – people can only smoke it at home.

That presents a problem for tourists because hotels and casinos won’t allow it, and you can’t smoke it on the streets.

The City of Las Vegas wants to allow consumption lounges, much like the pot cafes found in Amsterdam. Councilman Bob Coffin is behind the bill.

Coffin told State of Nevada he doesn’t know what the lounges would look like — that would be up to the imagination of the owner — but his main concern is regulating them properly.

Raiders Stadium Construction to Start

A preliminary timeline for construction of the proposed new Las Vegas Raiders NFL stadium has construction starting in January 2018, taking 30 months and being completed in 2020.


The $1.9 billion project features a proposed 65,000-seat stadium. Members of the board overseeing the project will discuss the preliminary timeline at their next meeting.

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