Blonde4ever Does the Dome at Container Park
I was looking for something different to do one night in Vegas, and I remembered hearing about a relatively new attraction: Dome at Container Park. Since I was staying right down the street, I decided to go check it out. I had no clear idea what to expect. All I knew was that it was a dome (duh) with movies projected on the ceiling.
I am obsessive about being prepared so I walked down there early to make sure I could buy a ticket in person and not just online. The Dome offers several different short films. Some films seemed geared towards children, and some films are more geared towards adults. A security guard at the entrance of Container Park directed me to the ticket booth, and I bought the Led Zeppelin show at 7 pm for $15. Since it was only 5 pm, I went across to El Cortez to amuse myself until showtime. At 7 pm I returned and was surprised to see I was the only one in the theater. The show had only been open for a month at that point, and it was clear that the word had not gotten out about how cool it is.
You get settled into your chair, push back and wait to be amazed. It was beautiful, like watching moving artwork. I loved hearing all the classic Led Zeppelin tunes. I have never used drugs, but I guess this must be kind of what a “trip” would feel like. I truly enjoyed it, but I have to add that it made me somewhat nauseous at times. I don’t do well in rides or simulators. This particular experience gave me some of the same sensations even though I wasn’t moving. Every time the swirling images got to be too much for me, I would close my eyes for a few minutes to recover. I also felt a tad dizzy when I got up to leave.
Isn’t it amazing what visual images can do to you? I don’t want you to bypass this experience based on my weak stomach though; it is a fun, inexpensive way to pass the time in Downtown Vegas. Go and experience it yourself.
I was happy to see clean, well-maintained washrooms right outside of the Dome doors. And once you have seen your show you have all of the shops and restaurants in Container Park to explore.
As an added bonus my show let out at 8 pm, and this apparently is the time when the giant praying mantis that guards the Dome decides to do his fiery display. I stuck around to watch him do his thing.
They have Dinner and a Dome Show packages that are a great value. It is wonderful to have something new, entertaining and cheap to do in downtown that is suitable for young and old alike.
Go and support the Dome!
Dinosaurs At Dusk | 12:40 PM, 4:00 PM
Earth Defenders | 4:40 PM, 4:50 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:20 PM, 5:30 PM, 5:40 PM
Led Zeppelin | 2:20 PM, 7:00 PM
Perfect Little Planet | 12:00 PM, 3:20 PM
Pink Floyd | 8:00 PM, 10:00 PM
U2 | 1:20 PM, 6:00 PM, 9:00 PM