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People are streaming into Las Vegas to welcome in the New Year.  Steve Wynn, who is often compared to Walt Disney, has just opened up Encore, his follow-up to his eponymous crescent-shaped tower.  With the way the economy is going, a third offering might be aptly named Triage.  Actually, I hope the Wynn properties do well.

I just finished reading a book published by Disney’s Hyperion arm, Winner Takes All:
Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian, Gary Loveman, and the Race to Own Vegas
.  It was written by Christina Binkley, who has covered Las Vegas for the Wall Street Journal.  The book was published earlier this year, so it is still timely in describing how The Strip, which is definitely a competitor to the Orlando area, got to be where it is today.

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Just when you thought Las Vegas was done attempting family-friendly theme parks in the Disney / Universal / Cedar Fair / Busch style, along comes this story reporting plans for a $1.1 billion destination resort, complete with an indoor snow park, an indoor/outdoor water park, a casino (of course), two hotels, an events arena, and