|Promotional artwork for the MGM Grand.|
As we well know the development included a theme park - MGM Grand Adventures - which long time readers will know holds a special place in my heart, and I've written about it extensively. As a result of all that research and writing, I got my hands on a commemorative book that was published when the resort opened, and it is filled with some great facts and photos. It's been sitting on my shelf for some time now, but the Vault seems like a great place to share some of its wealth.
Needless to say none of these photos are mine, and I'm publishing them so that others can relive a bit of the park's memory.
The concept art for the park was tediously turned into 2,300 working drawings in order to bring it to life, then workers turned those drawings into 130,000 square feet of reality. The themed areas were based off of the streets of the Old West, New York, New Orleans, Europe, Casablanca, Asia and Mexico.
See, concrete may not be that exciting, but you wouldn't have much of a theme park without it!
I've got more, but that will have to wait for the next Vault!