Replies: 6 - Last Post: Feb 17, 2013 8:47 AM Last Post By: zeldasdad
Feb 2, 2013 4:02 PM
Vegas Baby!!I am sure there is a FAQ that I cannot locate, but if anyone has any pearls of wisdom on where is best to buy discounted Cirque Du Soleil tickets, they would be much appreciated!! I wanted to see as many of the shows as possible, but seriously did not bank on how expensive they are!
We are going late April/ first few days of May, and to say I am excited would be an understatement!
Any suggestions will be gratefully received!
Feb 2, 2013 9:57 PM
I'm not sure that such a thing exists. Try Google. Here is an example of what you can expect. Understand that discounts are relatively rare because the theaters usually stay full selling full price tickets. Your choice of shows and seats at the discount sights may be very restricted. Do you realize that there are presently about 7 Circ shows plying in Las Vegas?
You may sometimes be "comped" with show tickets at gaming tables if you lose enough money at the table. I don't gamble so I have no direct experience with this. I suspect that "comp" tickets are more expensive than simply buying them.
Have you ever seen a Broadway show in New York? Why would you think that Las Vegas shows would be any cheaper?
Room rates are cheaper from Sunday to Wednesday.
You can check room rates on line. Check with the hotels themselves.
Rooms are cheaper in the "Downtown" area, Fremont Street, than on The Strip, South Las Vegas Boulevard. The casino resorts that are neither downtown nor on The Strip also offer some great room rates.
There seems to be an endless number of rating sites for hotels, casinos, swimming pools, restaurants, nightclubs, and “gentlemen's" clubs, etc., etc. You can find them on Google.
There are literally more than a dozen significant state, tribal, and national parks within an easy half-day drive of Las Vegas. I recommend you see some of them.
You can see all of the "free" street shows, the Mirage Volcano, the Treasure Island Sirens, the Bellagio Fountains, and the crowd on The Strip in an evening of walking. The crowd can be an amusement in itself. Another hour or two on Freemont Street will show you the Fremont Street Experience. EVERYTHING ELSE COSTS MONEY. Be able to deal with that or don't go.
You will need a car if you leave The Strip. On The Strip, the parking garages at the major resorts are free to everyone. You can also park in the garages on Fremont Street. It is usually free if you have your ticket "validated" at the cashier's window at the casino that owns the garage.
Most major resorts have fantastic swimming pools. You usually must be a guest of the resort to use them. If you plan to use a pool, be sure that your hotel has one.
Have a great time. I hope you are able to walk past slot machines. They are everywhere and they used to be called One-Armed Bandits for a reason.
Feb 2, 2013 10:25 PM
2The cheapest way to get show tickets is as part of a hotel/flight package. We stopped in to Vegas last year when we were driving through. Got a great hotel on the strip for $35 per night but the only discounted show ticket was a 2 for 1 on a comic I had never ever heard of - ticket still would have costed $65. We checked out the last minute ticket booth and there was very little on offer there and prices were still high.
Also be aware that all the shows are not on every night of the week. So if you are there when hotel prices are cheap chances are the big shows are not playing.
Best bet seems to be arranging it before you go as part of a package to make sure you see what you want for the best price. My kids go to Vegas for fly-inweekend getaways and have seen all the big shows cheaply that way.
Feb 6, 2013 8:32 PM
3On the Strip there are a couple "Discount ticket" places (one next to McDonalds, across from Mandalay, one in the center of the strip). You go in the morning, and if they have extra seats for that show, you buy them, then come back after noon and pick them up. They are usually about half price.
Ask any casino concierge, and they can direct you to the closest one. That's how all us local's buy our tickets.
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Feb 8, 2013 7:32 AM
4Yep, very few or no discounts on Cirque du Soleil tickets.
Last summer, I bought my Cirque tickets online months in advance. They were not cheap.
The discount tickets that are available on the Strip are for lesser known spectacles, not for Cirque du Soleil. There were CdS tickets available, but at about the same prices as you could get online.
Feb 17, 2013 2:16 AM
5Zeldasdad, I have been to Broadway and Westend Shows, but I also managed to find discounted tickets in advance.I was just looking for advice on whether similar sites/ ticket agencies dealt with Cirque Shows.I have already paid for my flights and accomodation, and am well aware of, and able to deal with the fact that things cost money.
Thanks guys, I will check out the place next to McDonalds when I get there. I will email the travel agent to see if they have any advance offers on any entertainment options for the month of May.
I am very much looking forward to experiencing the various street shows, and just the general craic! Thank you.
Feb 17, 2013 8:47 AM
Cailin_Ban, it was hard for me to judge from your original post that you were not, in fact, a complete neophyte. I meant no disrespect. You did ask for "any suggestions."
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