Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Rise and Fall

You never know who you'll see at the Forum Shops at Caesars. One weekend not that long ago saw Joe Montana signing at the Field of Dreams, while Khloe Kardashian was putting in an appearance at her family's namesake shop. Who you can always rely on seeing, though, are the statues at the Atlantis Fountain at the back of the Forum, who once an hour on the hour, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., come to life and re-enact the "Fall of Atlantis." It's a must-see spectacle full of water and fire, as the King of Atlantis ponders which of his squabbling children should inherit his throne. (Audience members are encouraged to put in their two cents' worth.) The finale is surprisingly dramatic and somber, with a not-too-subtle anti-war message. One thing's for sure, this show rules free entertainment on the Strip; at least, since T.I.'s pirate ships have sailed off into the sunset for the last time, it's certainly the best free show on the Strip where something sinks on a regular basis. There's also an aquarium in the base of the Atlantis Fountain where you can watch fish and rays swimming in what I can only hope is a soundproofed tank.

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