Circus Circus Submits Plans for Expanded Pool - 8 News NOW

Circus Circus Submits Plans for Expanded Pool

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LAS VEGAS -- A small-scale waterpark might be in the works for the campground area at Circus Circus, 8 News Now has learned.

Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani confirmed to 8 News Now that county officials have received plans from MGM Resorts International to build a 5.5-acre waterpark on 23 acres on the Circus Circus property.

"I think next to Circus Circus makes good sense because it's always been middle class, family style so that will enhance experience for families to come here," Giunchigliani said. "It's exciting. Very exciting."

MGM Resorts spokesman Gordon Absher said the 23 acres is up for rezoning. He said that is about half the size of the pool at Mandalay Bay, another MGM Resorts property.

According to the commission agenda, MGM Resorts is requesting to reclassify the land at the KOA campground for recreational use. The plans include a lazy river and 90 foot water slides, surrounded by palm trees and cabanas.

The expanded pool complex would be for guests staying at Circus Circus only, MGM Resorts spokeswoman Yvette Monet said. According to the company, the plan doesn't mirror that of Wet and Wild, which closed down in 2004.

Plans for two waterparks in the Valley are in the works: one in the southwest valley and one in Henderson.

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