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    • newuser86
    • By newuser86 18th Jan 19, 9:28 PM
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    Mirage is better than NYNY in my opinion.. are you restricted to Mlife properties? Harrahs, Bally's and Linq are all recently returned and the rooms are nice
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 18th Jan 19, 9:58 PM
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    I would also choose Mirage. I like that part of the strip and the vibe and facilities within the resort. Saying that I particularly like the Nine Fine Irishmen bar at NYNY.

    Check out Smartervegas, they often have offers inc free resort credit at Mllfe properties.
    • chris1002181
    • By chris1002181 18th Jan 19, 10:17 PM
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    Mirage is better than NYNY in my opinion.. are you restricted to Mlife properties? Harrahs, Bally's and Linq are all recently returned and the rooms are nice
    Originally posted by newuser86

    no not restricted really, will take a look at the others though cheers


    I would also choose Mirage. I like that part of the strip and the vibe and facilities within the resort. Saying that I particularly like the Nine Fine Irishmen bar at NYNY.

    Check out Smartervegas, they often have offers inc free resort credit at Mllfe properties.
    Originally posted by stevie11

    thank you, always stayed at the south end so mirage would be a change, i've got smarter vegas and i've been looking at their offers
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 19th Jan 19, 1:41 AM
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    Hi so usually i stay at the MGM but i havent been for 4 years and its a little expensive this time so looking at the mirage or new york new york, Both similar prices about 50 quid between the two. Anyone got any experience or recommendation on either


    cheers
    Originally posted by chris1002181
    I prefer the Mirage of the two you mentioned. Much nicer than NYNY.
    • tazzyb
    • By tazzyb 19th Jan 19, 10:33 AM
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    Another one for Mirage over NYNY. Good location and fun casino
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 23rd Jan 19, 11:14 AM
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    Right! It seems to be a bit quiet on here, and I'm getting excited about my April trip So here's a few fun questions to respond to to give us some inspiration

    (Don't take them too seriously, just a bit of fun! I'll think of my answers shortly!)
    • If there was only one restaurant you could go to on your trip, which would it be and why?
    • What's your favourite slot machine?
    • Where's the one cool place you go, that you think many people don't know about?
    • Is there one place you'll visit every trip?
    • Where's the best place to grab a drink/coffee and people watch?
    • What US-only produce/goodies do you buy to bring home?
    • What do you usually stock up on from CVS/Walgreens?
    • What's your favourite free thing to do?
    • Where are the best shopping bargains to be had?
    • What's the one show you'd gladly see again as it's so great?
    Last edited by secretmachines; 23-01-2019 at 11:18 AM.
    • baza52
    • By baza52 23rd Jan 19, 12:36 PM
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    Right! It seems to be a bit quiet on here, and I'm getting excited about my April trip So here's a few fun questions to respond to to give us some inspiration

    (Don't take them too seriously, just a bit of fun! I'll think of my answers shortly!)
    • If there was only one restaurant you could go to on your trip, which would it be and why?
      McDonalds, dont eat it at home and love the double quarter pounders with cheese
    • What's your favourite slot machine?
      Wheel of Fortune
    • Where's the one cool place you go, that you think many people don't know about?
      cool? too old for "cool"
    • Is there one place you'll visit every trip?
      Have to watch the fountains at Bellagio
    • Where's the best place to grab a drink/coffee and people watch?
      Any bar with table top slots/poker. Dont get the people watching thing.
    • What US-only produce/goodies do you buy to bring home?
      nothing specific. perhaps some sweets for the granddaughter
    • What do you usually stock up on from CVS/Walgreens?
      Easy, Vodka and tins of redbull
    • What's your favourite free thing to do?
      Lazy river at MGM
    • Where are the best shopping bargains to be had?
      Outlet centre. One bought 2 Ts for $1 each and they lasted a few years.
    • What's the one show you'd gladly see again as it's so great?
      Dont do shows but MJs One would be the one i would see
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    Hardly the response most people would put but everyone does Vegas their own way
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 23rd Jan 19, 1:12 PM
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    Yes it has been fairly quiet on her recently, thanks for questionnaire.


    Right! It seems to be a bit quiet on here, and I'm getting excited about my April trip So here's a few fun questions to respond to to give us some inspiration

    (Don't take them too seriously, just a bit of fun! I'll think of my answers shortly!)

    • If there was only one restaurant you could go to on your trip, which would it be and why?

      Prefer relaxed bars than fancy restaurants and particularly liked Nine Fine Irishmen at NYNY on our last trp.

    • What's your favourite slot machine?

      Buffalo

    • Where's the one cool place you go, that you think many people don't know about?

      Skyfall bar at Delano

    • Is there one place you'll visit every trip?
      Fremont St

    • Where's the best place to grab a drink/coffee and people watch?

      On the balcony at the bar used to be known as '5 o'clock somewhere bar' at Flamingo

    • What US-only produce/goodies do you buy to bring home?

      Cheetos crunchy or Twizzlers
    • What do you usually stock up on from CVS/Walgreens?

      Don't bother with CVS/Walgreens unless we need something urgently

    • What's your favourite free thing to do?

      People watching

    • Where are the best shopping bargains to be had?

      Sorry don't think there are many shopping bargains left in the US unless visiting at sale times. Mrs Stevie always likes to shop at the Fossil store at the South Outlet Mall and has got some deals.

    • What's the one show you'd gladly see again as it's so great?

      Not seen a great deal but would like to see 'Love' again
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 23rd Jan 19, 1:43 PM
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    Famous Daves BBQ
    Cheetos Xtra Hot & 8kg worth of BBQ sauce !! (that means my suitcase is searched every year by US customs...)
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 23rd Jan 19, 3:08 PM
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    Hardly the response most people would put but everyone does Vegas their own way
    Originally posted by baza52
    Variety is the spice of life!
    • flybynight
    • By flybynight 23rd Jan 19, 6:36 PM
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    flybynight

    • If there was only one restaurant you could go to on your trip, which would it be and why?
    • Gotta be the paradise cafe fremont hotel, i think i like that its firmly stuck in the 80s and is a very slow pace compared to the rest of vegas
    • What's your favourite slot machine?
    • The one with the buffalo on it, or the cat one by the pizza place in harrahs
    • Where's the one cool place you go, that you think many people don't know about?
    • I have a horrible feeling there arent any, and that i am the one not in the know
    • Is there one place you'll visit every trip?
    • Ellis island, i really love thier ribs
    • Where's the best place to grab a drink/coffee and people watch?
    • 5 o clock somehwere
    • What US-only produce/goodies do you buy to bring home?
    • blue chewy M&Ms
    • What do you usually stock up on from CVS/Walgreens?
    • beer...... and blue chewy m&ms and crunchy cheesy cheetos
    • What's your favourite free thing to do?
    • pool lounging
    • Where are the best shopping bargains to be had?
    • no idea, if it involves shopping, hopefully near me
    • What's the one show you'd gladly see again as it's so great?
    • terry fator, was in histerics.
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    just realised that list makes me sound proper boring.
    saving for more holidays
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 23rd Jan 19, 7:34 PM
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    C'mon Secretmachines you started, where are your answers?
    • dontone
    • By dontone 23rd Jan 19, 8:13 PM
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    dontone
    Here we go.....

    Right! It seems to be a bit quiet on here, and I'm getting excited about my April trip So here's a few fun questions to respond to to give us some inspiration

    (Don't take them too seriously, just a bit of fun! I'll think of my answers shortly!)
    • If there was only one restaurant you could go to on your trip, which would it be and why? Ellis Island, for the beautiful BBQ Chicken
    • What's your favourite slot machine? Pompeii or Buffalo
    • Where's the one cool place you go, that you think many people don't know about? Boulder City. But I think everybody stops there on the way to Hoover Dam (we like the pub there though)
    • Is there one place you'll visit every trip? Primm
    • Where's the best place to grab a drink/coffee and people watch? The Fashion Mall.
    • What US-only produce/goodies do you buy to bring home? Lemonheads sweeties & anything from The Bath & Body Works.
    • What do you usually stock up on from CVS/Walgreens? Water, sweeties, fridge magnets, general 'I love Vegas' tat
    • What's your favourite free thing to do? Walk up & down the strip
    • Where are the best shopping bargains to be had? The Outlet Mall near the airport
    • What's the one show you'd gladly see again as it's so great? George Wallace - if his show comes back or Phantom.
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    BEST EVER WINS WON IN ORDER (so far) = Sony Camcorder, 32" lcd telly, micro ipod hifi, Ipod Nano, Playstation 3, Andrex Jackpup, Holiday to USA, nintendo wii, Liverpool vs Everton tickets, 250 Reward Your thirst, 500 Pepsi, p&o rotterdam trip, perfume hamper, Dr Who stamp set, steam cleaner.

    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 23rd Jan 19, 8:54 PM
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    secretmachines
    C'mon Secretmachines you started, where are your answers?
    Originally posted by stevie11
    • If there was only one restaurant you could go to on your trip, which would it be and why?
      Rose Rabbit Lie - went when it first opened, one of the best dining experiences we've had anywhere
    • What's your favourite slot machine?
      Ghostbusters
    • Where's the one cool place you go, that you think many people don't know about?
      The bar in the Vdara lobby is pretty neat.
    • Is there one place you'll visit every trip?
      Used to be Cheeseburger in Miracle Mile, then it closed!
      Used to be Jean Philippe Patisserie, now they've closed!
      We'll always check out the Bellagio conservatory

    • Where's the best place to grab a drink/coffee and people watch?
      Cabo Wabo out the front of Miracle Mile, on the Strip
    • What US-only produce/goodies do you buy to bring home?
      Nothing really, maybe some sweets which we can't get in the UK like variations of M&Ms, Oreos...
    • What do you usually stock up on from CVS/Walgreens?
      snacks/soft drinks for the room
    • What's your favourite free thing to do?
      Bellagio Conservatory as mentioned above, but as another selection: Bellagio fountains - never grow old! But just wandering around the properties keeps us happy!
    • Where are the best shopping bargains to be had?
      North premium outlets, Old Navy at Town Square
    • What's the one show you'd gladly see again as it's so great?
      Haven't seen loads of shows, but Rose Rabbit Lie was great (with Piff the Magic Dragon) as was MJ One, but wouldn't feel the need to see the latter again.
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 23rd Jan 19, 9:48 PM
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    The changing floral displays are nice to walk around. I have seen the Christmas and Chinese New year displays what else do they have seasonal wise?
    • baza52
    • By baza52 23rd Jan 19, 10:17 PM
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    The changing floral displays are nice to walk around. I have seen the Christmas and Chinese New year displays what else do they have seasonal wise?
    Originally posted by stevie11
    Dates & Times

    Chinese New Year: January 12, 2019 - March 9, 2019

    Spring: March 16, 2019 - June 1, 2019

    Summer: June 8, 2019 - September 7, 2019

    Harvest: September 14, 2019 - November 30, 2019

    Holiday: December 7, 2019 - January 4, 2020

    Dont think i have ever seen the Summer display but have seen the others at some point
    Last edited by baza52; 23-01-2019 at 10:23 PM.
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 23rd Jan 19, 10:24 PM
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    Dates & Times

    Chinese New Year: January 12, 2019 - March 9, 2019

    Spring: March 16, 2019 - June 1, 2019

    Summer: June 8, 2019 - September 7, 2019

    Harvest: September 14, 2019 - November 30, 2019

    Holiday: December 7, 2019 - January 4, 2020
    Originally posted by baza52

    I better start booking future trips to coincide then.
    • Archergirl
    • By Archergirl 3rd Feb 19, 4:13 PM
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    Archergirl
    Car hire
    When we pick up our Avis car at McCarran are we able to pick one from a row or do they give you keys at the desk?
    Last time I was nearly in tears after the hard sell at the desk to try to get us to buy extra cover and upgrade, then when we got to the rank they just said take any car in that row....
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 3rd Feb 19, 5:08 PM
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    Usually just pick from the row of cars in your category. That’s been our experience in the recent past.
    • Occyelf
    • By Occyelf 3rd Feb 19, 10:15 PM
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    If there was only one restaurant you could go to on your trip, which would it be and why?
    Mon Ami Gabi - breakfast to people watch
    What's your favourite slot machine?
    Quick Hits but don't really play slots
    Where's the one cool place you go, that you think many people don't know about?
    Am not very cool so wouldn't know
    Is there one place you'll visit every trip?
    One or both of the outlets north & south
    Where's the best place to grab a drink/coffee and people watch?
    Just off the edge of the casino floor anywhere
    What US-only produce/goodies do you buy to bring home?
    Melatonin tabs
    What do you usually stock up on from CVS/Walgreens?
    Water & melatonin tabs
    What's your favourite free thing to do?
    walk along strip every morning when its quiet and see the night owls going to bed
    Where are the best shopping bargains to be had?
    Don't think there are any now, used to be good upto about 4 yrs ago
    What's the one show you'd gladly see again as it's so great?
    Love but have soft spot for Le Reve as that was first ever show to see in LV
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