For me, this was the most beautiful spectacle I've ever seen. The water jets dance to music and the power at which they are shot causes a lot of noise. When my wife and I saw them, the song playing was Viva Las Vegas. It is a free show every 10 to 15 minutes and I recommend you see it at night.
One of the most spectacular attractions in the entire city of Las Vegas is the Mirage Hotel volcano. It has been there since 1989, and every hour, the volcano erupts with a play of light, sound and color which hundreds of people enjoy every day. It is free and even obligatory to visit.
I took my friend to this show because I knew that he loved the "blue men", but I had no idea what to expect. In the end, I was pleasantly surprised. The show was really amazing, and I found it hilarious ... despite the fact that they don't say a single word! The music, awesome percussion, and audience participation is all excellent. Expect to be surprised by this show! I promise that you won't be disappointed by it. Unfortunately I can't post any pictures or videos. There are a few clips you can watch on Youtube, but they don't really do the show justice compared to the live experience.
This is another fixed show showing at the Mirage Hotel. It's been on for 5 years so the ticket prices are a bit cheaper now. You can pay up to $70 for seats in the third balcony. The stage is an arena and the people sit around it. The theme of this show is the Beatles and is like a circus with dancing, music and effects. And because it's also a tribute to the Beatles, all of the songs are Beatles' songs. It's both beautiful and exciting. You can't photograph or film.
You can't go to a Disney park without stopping to admire one of the parades! Check the daily program for the park schedule and routes. The parades vary according to the park and the time of year. In the Magic Kingdom, classic Disney characters parade while in the Animal Kingdom the animal characters are the stars. Disney Studios is reserved for the latest characters. Park workers cordon off the streets so the parades can pass without any problems. Look out for special parades on 4 July (Independence Day) and Christmas Day.
This little musical, just 25 minutes long, tells the famous story of Beauty and the Beast. It takes place every day in Hollywood Studios, one of the parks in the Disney complex. The production is amazing, almost like a Broadway show with marvelous visual effects! Don't miss it!
This night parade is the end to a wonderful day at Disney World (the fireworks show can be seen after the park closes). Along the park's main street, floats lit up and filled with Disney characters slowly pass, making an unforgettable experience for both children and adults.
An original show...incredibly creative and totally repeatable! We weren't bored for a second, and at the end we just wanted it to last longer. It's a holistic show that awakens the senses, involving you in the different emotional states: suspense, adrenaline and euphoria with thrilling music, full of audience interaction and culminating in a big party! Set in New York and Buenos Aires, the theater in the Big Apple allows the show to take place in a full 360 degrees for a truly immersive experience. I went twice and would gladly go again.
Simply the most amazing show I've ever seen in my life! I saw it in Las Vegas at the Bellagio hotel. It is the most expensive of all Cirque du Soleil shows, with the cheapest tickets about $120. There are no discounts available, but it's worth every penny! Be aware that in the theatre, the views from the cheaper seats aren't great. It's better to sit higher up so you can see the entire stage (and avoid getting wet!). The show is all related with water, with a HUGE pool in the middle of the stage. Sometimes it flows quickly, sometimes slowly...it's an awesome show. Don't miss it!
* you cannot photograph or film the show.
This visit was inspired in part by Antonio Muñoz Molina's book, "Winter in Lisbon". This novel takes placein Dizzy's Club on Columbus Circle in New York, where we later heard some truly fantastic jazz. We had the chance to listen to Lee Konitz, accompanied by Peter Bernstein, Ray Drummond and Matt Wilson, among others, as we enjoyed a "Dizzy's Cosmopolitan" with vanilla rum in the dimly lit room, with the skyscrapers as a backdrop.
This show recreates some of the scenes of the famous Indiana Jones movies and lasts approximately 30 minutes. It's very popular, so get there early for a good seat, and if you're lucky you'll be invited to appear in the show as an extra! The show takes place every day at Hollywood Studios park, one of four that make up the Disney complex.
The Studio Backlot Tour is a tour of the "backyard" of the Disney Studios amusement park, where you can see the actual scale models of many of the vehicles (aircraft, cars, submarines, ships and more) that have been used in MGM films, and workshops making costumes for different shows at the park and on the big screen. The tour lasts about 35 min and goes on a train that travels through the different areas. At the halfway point there is a bit of action, with a gas leak, fire and an overflowing dam!
This little musical, only about 15 minutes long, tells the story of Ariel (The Little Mermaid). Mixing projections with real characters, it revisits the beautiful love story between Eric and Ariel. The musical takes place every day at Hollywood Studios Park, one of the parks that makes up Walt Disney World.
Another Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas is Zumanity. First of all, it's not a show for children as the theme is sex. And believe me, there is a lot of it! The dancers are naked and some of the movements could make some people uncomfortable. But it is Cirque du Soleil so it's still very tasteful with lovely scenery and very cool clothes designed by fashion designer Thierry Mugler. Seats are good anywhere in the theater but if you don't want to be involved with any jokes, choose the second section. Price is up to $50. No photographs or filming the show.
While waiting in line for the ferry that takes you to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, you can hear a percussionist in Battery Park who plays beautiful melodies with what are called steelpan drums or steel drums. These are percussion instruments that are manufactured with authentic 200 liter metallic cylindrical containers that are used for storing oil. This musician really entertains those who are waiting.
This show is recommended for tourists visiting Hollywood Blvd that have a couple of free hours starting at 5 or 6 to see some of their favorite stars. You can check the website at http://www.1iota.com/show/view/Jimmy_Kimmel_Live to see which guests will be featured and when. You have to register on the web and then you can apply for free tickets. Then they send you an email with the time of the show and all the information that you need. It's really fun and something different.
Sparks is a small town "attached" to the city of Reno, Nevada, USA. It's considered the "sister-city" of Reno and is generally refer to as Reno-Sparks. With a population of 60,000 inhabitants it's like a large suburb of Reno. They attended a SINGULAR CARS PARADE, in public, attended by many fans of this type of antique automobiles of very different shapes, patterns and colors.... Lots of movement, lots of excitement and many hot -dogs and colas from the enthusiastic audience.