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Marvel Superhero Exhibit on Display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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If you want to see Marvel superheroes up close, Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas can help make that happen. As long as you don’t mind your superheroes being made of wax anyways.

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee himself cut the ribbon to the new Marvel exhibit that includes life-sized favorites such as Thor, Captain America, Nick Fury, and both Iron Man and Tony Stark in the largest collection of Marvel figures.

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The creation of the figures began in 2012 and they were brought to life by a team of sculptors who worked closely with Marvel. As with all Madame Tussauds figures, these superheroes are “true to life” to the dimensions of the actors and costumes featured in the blockbuster Marvel films.Read More »Marvel Superhero Exhibit on Display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Las Vegas Monorail Woes

The Las Vegas monorail, which at one time used old Walt Disney World trains, has run into some financial troubles. That’s to be expected with the slowdown of tourism in the town. The bankruptcy will put a stop to the planned expansion of the line… Read More »Las Vegas Monorail Woes

Travel Safety Issues in Orlando

This week yet another sexual assault incident at a Water Park, this time Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, was covered by the local press. It may seem like there have been dozens of reports this year, but it’s really just a handful. That’s not to downplay the… Read More »Travel Safety Issues in Orlando

Burton’s Alice in Wonderland Inspires new Fashion

Tim Burton’s take on the Alice in Wonderland mythos doesn’t arrive until 2010. But it’s already inspiring new fashion as seen at the MAGIC convention this week in Las Vegas. More items in the line and more designers will be revealed as the release date of the film approaches.

The line was introduced in a ‘flash mob’ tea party at the MAGIC convention with mystical performers in outfits inspired by the movie.

Follow below the jump for the full press release:

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What Happened in Vegas

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.

More after the jump.

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