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Las Vegas Opening Night

This post is about an old place in Second Life which is no longer there in 2011. It’s left for history and memories of the past. This place might have moved.

Second Life MGM Grand building

I attended the opening night of a new sim called Las Vegas on April 8, 2006. This was the first opening night I ever attended so I put on a suit and went to the sim. I found out about this by searching through the events for live music. Frogg Marlowe and Jaycatt Nico were playing in the MGM Grand with a good audience attending. The music was fantastic and later we got to see a video of how the sim was put together by some talented people. After that we all went out to take a look at the entertainment on this sim. Lot of work went into this great place.


Luxor from Las Vegas in Second Life

THE LUXOR

There’s of course the MGM Grand where they have a stage for performers and a place to dance with plenty of seating area. Right across the street is The Luxor where they have a maze inside. It’s a confusing maze until you figure out hot to find the places to go. Some very nice rooms in the maze to look at.


Roller Coaster in Second Life

Riding a roller coaster in Second life

NEW YORK NEW YORK

At the New York New York you can ride the Manhattan Express coaster for $10. The first ride I actually got to ride in second life and it was quite interesting. After the ride I looked at some stores and then went across the street again to the Venetian Hotel. It’s a perfect place to have a romantic gondola ride around the different shops. The ride was so relaxing and easy to maneuver through the water. I spent some time looking at the stores until I moved on down the street.


Stratosphere build in Second Life

A bungee jump in Second Life of of the stratosphere building

THE STRATOSPHERE

I visited the Stratosphere and saw the whole view of the sim from the top. It’s a very high building and you can see everything from up there. The next thing I tried is the bungee jump off the tower. You need to buy a bungee harness for $10 and then wear it on yourself. Just walk off the edge of the tower and watch yourself bounce up and down. Lot of fun to see how this actually works. After awhile the harness lets go and you fall to the ground.


Across the street from the stratosphere is a wedding chapel with a place for drive-thru weddings just like the real Las Vegas. There is also the Caesars palace which I think will become a casino in the future. Right now there’s nothing in it. For my first opening night event I had a fun time exploring and listening to the entertainment. I’ll have to look out for more of these events so I can explore all the fun stuff in this virtual world. If you are looking for more info you can visit their webpage here or look at some other pictures from the sim by other users who have posted them at sluniverse.com here!


Update: Found a video clip on YouTube.com showing las vegas as it was being built. Check it out HERE!