Las Vegas: Monorail turns 10, and the celebrations begin


The Las Vegas Monorail, which has carried more than 60 million riders in its first decade, will celebrate its 10th birthday at all seven stations on Saturday. Entertainment, prizes, food and beverages are among the offerings from 11 a.m-4 p.m. Here’s a sampling of what’s on track:

--Bally’s-Paris station will host a caricaturist and a live DJ. Showgirls from Jubilee!, the long-running theatrical production, will greet guests between 1 and 3 p.m.

--Harrah’s/The Quad station will serve cupcakes from Sprinkles, which has a location at the Linq, a dining, entertainment and retail district.


--Westgate Las Vegas station will feature an airbrush tattoo artist and an ’80s dance party. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is the new name of the property previously known as the LVH and, before that, the Las Vegas Hilton.

A full list of activities is available online.

Until the end of July, riders can also obtain $10 passes good for 24 hours. That’s a $2 savings.

The monorail welcomed its first passenger on July 15, 2004. The line covers nearly four miles between MGM Grand and Sahara Avenue, site of the former Sahara Hotel, which is to open in late August as the SLS Hotel & Casino.