The MGM Park Unveiled
Wow. WOW. WOWWW!
It appears that these recent developments we've discovered - the adding of retail and dining to Monte Carlos entrances, the forthcoming sports stadium behind NYNY and 'The Park" are part of a much, much, much larger master plan for the entire west side of Las Vegas Boulevard.
We have learned that "The Park" alternately called "MGM Park" will consist of a thorough and complete renovation of the ENTIRE strip facing facades and interiors stretching from NYNY's Statue of Liberty all the way to CityCenter. The end result will be a cohesive, organic, natural pedestrian thoroughfare from the escalators from Excalibur to the steps of Mandarin Oriental.
The entire exterior of New York New York's street level facades are to be intensely renovated, with new dining and entertainment venues expanded both inwards towards the casino floor and outwards towards the Strip. This new promenade will be dotted with trees that point the way towards "The Park."
It is unclear what the future holds for the Brooklyn Bridge replica, but Lady Liberty will most definitely stay. Future, post Park plans for NYNY is to do a similar type of renovation around Lady Liberty that MGM did around MGM Grand lion, opening up the front corner for better access and more places to eat, drink and be patriotic.
As theorized in a previous post, we can now confirm that Monte Carlo's exterior will undergo a complete change on the Strip level, with exterior buildings being demolished to make way for a small outdoor plaza filled with shops, dining and strolling entertainment. Egress into Monte Carlo will be simplified, decluttered and transformed into an active bustling attraction. Much like NYNY to the south, this area will be dotted with trees that lead the way to "The Park."
Designed as a destination space for tourists to seek respite from the immersive polysensory insanity of The Strip, The Park will be a place to congregate, get some fresh air, decompress, socialize but still be entertained. The Park will consist of large rectangular piazza covered in a canopy of trees extending from The Strip to just beyond where the roller coaster enters the covered bridge. The furthest corner - where we presume The Park will connect to the forthcoming stadium project - will feature a 10,000 square foot "interactive anchor." Scattered throughout the park will be more popular art works, unique water displays, occasional retail components and mobile food vendors - yup... food trucks.
The Park will also feature a performance stage set against Rue de Monte Carlo, a beer garden near the roller coaster tunnel, a stand alone burger pavilion and opening up of the Sports Zone bar to include outside seating. Play best friv games on the site friv games on friv5online.com now! Play best friv games on the site friv games now! Play best friv games site.
I wouldn't be quick to characterize this major - and still shocking - project as a detheming of New York New York. I feel positive about this enhancement, infinitely more positive than the somewhat similar LINQ project. In the larger structure, The Park and the enhancements to the surrounding properties will organically connect, and bring a whole lot of new life and flow from CityCenter to the mouth of the Mandalay Mile. This beautification and expansion project will simply and easily make the biggest decision a tourist will make during their visit to Las Vegas - walk on the west (MGM) or east (Caesars) side of the Strip.
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