MGM plans expanded pool at Circus Circus with slides, lazy river
The area between Circus Circus and the KOA Kampgrounds could be transformed if preliminary plans submitted to the County are approved next month. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The area between Circus Circus and the KOA Kampgrounds could be transformed if preliminary plans submitted to the County are approved next month. An artist's rendering shows an expanded pool area with multiple slides and a lazy river.
MGM Resorts released a statement to Action News saying to use the term "waterpark" would be premature because they're still at the preliminary stages. They did say they are always researching new ideas to enhance resort amenities for guests.
Local resident Randy Graves is excited about the possibility, "I think that would be great, it really would. Because we don't really have that right now."
County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani agrees. She doesn't know a lot about the 5.5 acre project yet, but she likes the idea of re-development at one of the older properties on the Strip.
"We're all really excited," she says. "I think it will help with SLS, with the north end of the Strip. If we have more foot traffic it benefits everyone on that side."
She hopes, if approved, locals would be able to enjoy the new facilities, as well as guests with families.
"It fits because tourists can bring their kids maybe where they haven't been, they may stay longer. Those are things I know the Convention Authority has been working on."
There are two waterparks currently being developed away from the Strip. But locals say, after so many years without family attractions, it would be great to have more.
"This is not a kid friendly city, so it'd be nice for them," says Graves. "Nice for my family, and for the people coming to town."
The County Commission will vote on a possible zoning change for the project at their meeting on January 9.