Caesars Palace offers preview of 'Empire'

LAS VEGAS--Visitors to Caesars Magical Empire, a themed dining and entertainment attraction in Caesars Palace here, can preview the facilities free on Fridays through Tuesdays.

CatacombsThe tours, offered from 10:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., visit the attraction's catacombs and an ornate dining chamber before continuing to a 70-foot-tall rotunda, where participants can view a special-effects show.

Admission to Caesars Magical Empire, which features dinner and two shows from 4:30 p.m to 10 p.m. Fridays through Tuesdays, is $75 per person. Tour participants receive a $15 discount on the admission price for early and late dinner seatings, which run from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., respectively.

The cost of the tickets covers a three-course dinner with wine, live entertainment in two theaters, taxes and gratuity. The attraction is not recommended for children under 5 years of age.
Caesars Magical Empire
Phone: (800) 445-4544 or (702) 731-7333

More free entertainment is available at the Forum Shops at Caesars, where fountains feature animated statues in shows with laser, audio and video special effects.

At the Festival Fountain show, near the Las Vegas Strip entrance, Bacchus, Venus, Plutus and Apollo offer good wishes to shoppers every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. In the shopping plaza's west corridor, Atlantis-themed statues re-enact the tale of the lost city every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Each of the statue shows is about seven minutes long and can be seen seven days a week.

Visitors also will find a 50,000-gallon aquarium filled with hundreds of tropical fish next to the Atlantis statues. Two to three times per day, scuba divers star in their own show of sorts when they enter the aquarium to feed the fish and perform maintenance work on the facility.
Phone: (702) 893-4800

Also near the Atlantis statues is Race for Atlantis, a motion simulator ride that combines 3-D technology with an 82-foot-wide Imax domed screen. Participants, wearing headsets for the audio and visual effects, compete in a computer-animated chariot race through Atlantis.

The ride operates from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $9.50 for adults; $6.75 for children under 12; $8.50 for seniors and $8 for Nevada residents and students.
Race for Atlantis
Phone: (888) 910-RACE or (702) 733-9000.

For those more interested in climbing a mountain or scuba diving, the property's Omnimax theater is the place to go. Shown on a dome-shaped screen almost six stories high and enhanced by an 89-speaker sound system, "Everest" and "The Living Sea" are shown alternately every hour on the hour.

The theater is open from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from noon to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Ticket prices are $7 for adults; $6 for Nevada residents, and $5 for children ages 2 to 12, Caesars Palace hotel guests, groups of at least 15 people, military personnel, seniors and those with disabilities.
Omnimax theater
Phone: (702) 731-7900

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