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Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Adventuredome at Circus Circus celebrates 20 years of family fun and thrill rides


Leila Navidi
Tom Nolan was night manager at the old Scandia mini-golf park off I-15 before he opened Circus Circus’ amusement park.

From:  lasvegasssun.com
By Robin Leach 
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013
Celebrities, clowns, cupcakes and confetti will all be at play Thursday when Adventuredome at Circus Circus celebrates its 20th birthday.
The casino — without hotel rooms — dates back to October 1968 when the $15 million pink-and-white, oval-shaped, tent-like gaming area with circus acts appeared as a big top — the largest permanent big top in the world to this day — over football field-size land on the Strip. Jugglers, acrobats, clowns and circus animal acts were kept separate from the casino on a second level.
 
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When Tom Nolan started as a supervisor at Adventuredome, he had to ride the Canyon Blaster every morning as part of testing. No coffee necessary. by Christopher DeVargas
The Nevada Gaming Control Board ordered it shut six months later over money problems and links to the Teamsters Union in Chicago, but with the resignation of then Caesars Palace owner Jay Sarno, they delayed the closing order.
In 1969, the hotel added its Hippodrome showroom with the show “Nudes in the Night” featuring dancing waters from Radio City Music Hall in New York. It took until 1972 for the casino to add a 15-story hotel tower with 400 rooms. Another 15-story, 395-room tower was added in 1975, and the 421-space RV parking lot followed in 1979.
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