Shows Scheduled To Resume And Bars & Nightclubs To Be Open On The Weekend
As Las Vegas continues to mourn, the city is getting back to normal operations. Here is an update on the situation for tourists planning to travel to Vegas and updates on the Strip, the hotels and businesses.
• The South Strip in from Tropicana Blvd., to Russell Road, which is in front of Mandalay Bay, re-opened Tuesday evening. It had been blocked off since the incident. Many buildings went dark on Monday by turning off their lights in a tribute to the shooting victims.
• All hotels are still open along the Strip. Wynn and Encore have been screening people who enter with either wands or airport-type security bag screening. This is unlikely to continue for a prolonged period of time. Mandalay Bay has been nearly deserted with just a few guests and gamblers.
• Almost all marquees along The Strip are displaying #VegasStrong or another message about the shooting.
• There is a huge police presence all along The Strip.
• Bars and nightclubs are open on the weekend.
• Several Las Vegas shows were canceled on Monday but are resumed shows on Tuesday. They are all expected to be on as usual by the weekend. However, it is a good idea to check with individual shows, especially if you have purchased a ticket in advance.
• McCarran International Airport is open to travel. Note that there may be some delays for both arrivals and departures. Passengers who may have lost or left behind their I.D. can still fly home; obtain boarding pass at the ticket counter, go to the checkpoint and notify a TSA officer of lost I.D. You may have to complete an identity verification process and be subject to additional screening.
• Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said the city “will not be tarnished by this one human being.”
• Uber is offering free rides to blood donation centers and hospitals.