Here’s a quick item about some Las Vegas attractions. Quick, because we need to get back to drinking. All due respect to superheroes and robots and dinosaurs.
None of this scoop has been officially announced, by the way. That’s what we do. We drink and we know Vegas things.
First, we’re hearing the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. attraction at Treasure Island will close temporarily in January 2020 for a major overhaul.
Fun fact: S.T.A.T.I.O.N. stands for Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network. Yes, we’re using the term “fun” very loosely here, but the nerds will appreciate it.
You know who you are.
The Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit opened in July 2016. Here’s the official site.
It’s expected the “Avengers” renovation project will take several months, so the exhibit should be back online in May 2020.
Next, while the “Avengers” attraction is being retooled, a new “Transformers” attraction will be coming to the same building at T.I. This time, on the first floor.
The “Transformers” exhibit is expected to debut in March 2020, according to our sources.
After upwards of a dozen minutes of sleuthing, we found out both the “Avengers” and “Transformers” attractions are produced by a company called Victory Hill Exhibitions.
Given that the company has previously done an exhibit called “Transformers Autobots Alliance,” that’s our guess for what the new attraction at T.I. will be called. Read more.
Finally, we’re also hearing about a new “Jurassic World” attraction planned for Las Vegas.
The aforementioned Victory Hill has previously created “Jurassic World” exhibitions in Paris and Madrid. You can see a teaser on the official Victory Hill Web site.
The most likely place the “Jurassic World: The Exhibition Las Vegas” will land is Venetian, from what we’re told.
Victory Hill Exhibitions recently launched a “Hunger Games” exhibition at MGM Grand. That attraction boasts what’s touted as the world’s biggest digital touchscreen. Learn more.
All these attractions are an opportunity for fans to connect to their favorite movies and characters in a way that’s “engaging, educational and interactive,” according to Victory Hill Exhibitions.
We love the diversity of these offerings, and there’s something for everyone in this mix of exhibits. If “Avengers” aren’t your thing, there’s always “Jurassic World.” We aren’t entirely sure who’s thing “Transformers” is, but there are probably Shia LaBeouf people somewhere.
It’s worth noting these exhibits are all inspired by movies with worldwide appeal, a key requirement for such attractions to succeed financially. Las Vegas has a lot of foreign visitors.
And these licensing fees ain’t cheap.
Look forward to official announcements of all our exclusive scoops soon. Until then, cheers.