I’m sure many people that read this site are already aware of the LAMB or Large Association of Movie Blogs. The Lamb is labeled as “the world’s largest movie blog directory/community” which is a pretty cool organization to be a part of and has allowed me to connect with so many film bloggers the world over. This year, a small portion of Lamb members are scheduling a meetup in Las Vegas to hang out and watch the 85th Academy Awards together. In honor of the event, I put together a fun list of some staple Vegas attractions that other movie bloggers might be interested in.
Focusing of the study of human anatomy, the Bodies Exhibit is a scientific look at the systems of the human body. The exhibit is famously known for displaying actual human bodies. The specimens are used to showcase extreme anatomical detail and educate visitors through unprecedented access to such subjects. A part of me wants to recommend this exhibit to the horror fans out there because you’re seeing the extreme details of someone’s insides, but I also think this exhibit will appeal to any science fiction or special effects enthusiasts. The tissue is preserved using liquid silicone rubber allowing for an up close view of what we are all made of. [Bodies Exhibit]
This list inclusion might as well speak for itself, but if you are as much of a Titanic nut as James Cameron himself, this attraction might be worth a look. The Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition tells the story of the ship and displays numerous real artifacts. Located at the Luxor, the 25,000-square-foot exhibit will certainty send you back in time for a brief lesson in history. [Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition]
This might just be the second best thing to watching the actual film! I haven’t seen this show myself, but it’s peaked my curiosity for sure. This isn’t just a musical stage play based on the Sam Raimi cult classic, it’s the “Ultimate 4D Experience.” Yes, Evil Dead The Musical is noted as “the only musical in the world with a splatter zone.” Need I say more? [Evil Dead The Musical]
Magic Mike is a movie, right? And what’s more entertaining than Showgirls? Okay, so it’s a bit of a stretch but a stretch I’m willing to exploit. We plan on attending at least one strip-based entertainment show, both male and female. Hopefully the Vegas caliber shows can deliever the entertainment goods despite the lack of Channing Tatum and Elizabeth Berkley. [Chippendales] / [X Burlesque] / [Thunder from Down Under] / [Zumanity]
For most people, listing shows in Vegas wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of a Cirque du Solei show. Cirque du Solei is a company based out of Quebec that puts on numerous artistic shows that combine circus art and various forms of other entertainments. Each show brings about different theme and storylines in an over-the-top theatrical display. The character-driven concepts amount to more than you’re average circus and would fit well with any movie fan. [KÀ Cirque du Soleil] / [Mystère] / [Zarkana] / ["O" Cirque du Soleil]
I doubt my personal level of excitement could be any higher for this attraction. I was jazzed when I read that Eli Roth was running a year long horror attraction, even if it was on the opposite side of the country. He’s helped other big theme parks in the past in creating installments for various horror walks so this seemed like a great idea for him. Now that I have a fully planned trip to Vegas on the way, there is no excuse why I can’t visit the Goretorium myself. It should be perfect for horror lovers and thrill seekers. Now if only Eli would make an appearance so I could try to get him alone in a room with just me, him and his eyebrows. Yum. [Eli Roth's Goretorium ]
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