Special Sub-Topic: Imploded Las Vegas Casinos
|Elvis Presley married Priscilla Anne Beaulieu in this imploded casino-hotel. What was the name of the casino-hotel that was imploded to clear land for the Aladdin casino-hotel that opened in August 2000 (this casino was renamed on 4-17-07 to Planet Hollywood Resort)? |
old Aladdin. The old Aladdin was imploded in April 1998 to make room for a new Aladdin, which opened 8-18-00. Elvis married Priscilla in the old Aladdin casino on 5-2-67. This casino was renamed to Planet Hollywood Resort on 4-17-07 and the desert features on the front of the property were replaced with a more modern look.
|This casino-hotel was imploded to make way for a casino-hotel that changed its name to Bally's after a disastrous fire. What was its name?|
Bonanza. Bally's was originally named MGM Grand. After a big fire there in 1980, the name was changed to Bally's Grand, and then just Bally's. The Bonanza had been imploded in 1970 to make way for the old MGM Grand. The current MGM Grand opened 12-18-93 and is located at Tropicana and the Strip.
|This imploded casino-hotel had been 'home' to the Rat Pack (its members included Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin). What was the name of this casino-hotel that was imploded to clear land for the Venetian casino-hotel?|
Sands. The Copa Room in the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas was 'home' to the Rat Pack (its members included Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin). The Sands was imploded in 1996 to make room for the Venetian, which opened in May 1999.
|To bring in gamblers, this imploded casino-hotel started its own airline fleet, which eventually included 30 planes. What casino-hotel was imploded to clear land for the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel?|
Hacienda. The Hacienda was imploded in 1996 to make room for Mandalay Bay, which opened in March 1999. The Hacienda refused to go down all the way though. The next day a wrecking crew was used to bring down the parts of the Hacienda that didn't succumb to the implosion. This implosion was shown in the movie 'Blasted in Las Vegas.'
|This implosion was started with typical Steve Wynn flair: He had the captain of HMS Britannia (a fake 18th century warship at the Treasure Island casino, now called TI) fire an 18th century cannon (blank shot) into the hotel being demolished. What casino-hotel was imploded to clear land for the Bellagio casino-hotel?|
Dunes. The Dunes was imploded in 1993 to make room for the Bellagio, which opened in October 1998.
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