Kind Heaven at Linq Shares Fresh Renderings

One of the more enigmatic (ballsy) projects in the works on the Las Vegas Strip, Kind Heaven, has provided a fresh batch of renderings for the $100 million attraction.

And by “fresh,” of course, we mean they were released back in July but we do this blog as a hobby and never got around to sharing them, so sue us.

Kind Heaven is slated to open in 2019.

Kind Heaven

Kind Heaven should definitely have an acupuncture kiosk for the dude in the white shirt and his friend.

We’ve talked about Kind Heaven before, and here’s how we’ve decided to describe it: Kind Heaven is an Asian-themed walk-through attraction with music festival roots.

The attraction is a collaboration between the owner of Linq resort, Caesars Entertainment, and Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell.

It’s a partnership one might describe as an “Odd Couple” rather than a “match made in Kind Heaven,” but the idea’s so crazy, it just might work.

Kind Heaven

Unless we’re mistaken, Kind Heaven is going to be body parts-friendly.

Read more about Kind Heaven.

Kind Heaven will take up 100,000 square feet and boast 40 food stations and bars.

Kind Heaven

We refuse to make smart-ass comments for every rendering. Even if one includes a military coup.

It’s also been promised Kind Heaven will feature 130 artists on five stages. Presumably, not all on the same night.

Kind Heaven is expected to dovetail into other offerings at Linq Las Vegas, including a new sports book called The Book (in the former Tag lounge space) and Fly Linq, a new zipline.

Kind Heaven

It’s tough to think about ziplines when Amorino gelato is also in this rendering.

Here’s a rendering of a cone we personally ate at Amorino gelato.

Amorino Gelato Las Vegas

Yes, it’s random, but we’re drunk.

Back to the subject at hand.

Fly Linq is scheduled to open Nov. 9, 2018.

Here’s what Fly Linq looked like the last time we visited the Linq promenade.

Fly Linq zipline

In our day job, we work at SlotZilla, the downtown zipline, so we’re Switzerland on Fly Linq.

That’s the take-off tower for Fly Linq (on Las Vegas Boulevard), and here’s a look at the landing platform, all the way back at the base of the High Roller, the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Suck it, New York. And possibly Dubai.

Fly Linq Las Vegas zipline

Given the location of the landing platform, the Fly Linq zipline is poised to be a High Roller customer delivery system.

On the whole, Kind Heaven, the new sports book and zipline are intended to appeal to a younger audience than is typical for Linq and its surrounding casinos.

Caesars Entertainment and other casino companies are grappling with changing gambling habits, and Kind Heaven is one of the boldest moves on The Strip in some time.

Kind Heaven

Aw, crap, we’ve run out of blog post and still have more renderings. Proceed will the filler!

If you’ve ever had a fantasy about being hit on by a monk, Kind Heaven is going to be right up your alley.

Here’s another rendering!

Kind Heaven

Apparently, people who do renderings also have issues with alcohol.

Kind Heaven says it will make guests feel like they’re “walking through an actual night market, getting all the scents and smells.”

First, we’re a little unclear about the distinction between a scent and a smell.

Second, we’re not convinced that’s a selling point. Have these people ever been to an actual night market?

Either way, we’ve now had enough additional words to share another rendering.

Kind Heaven Las Vegas

This is the view of Kind Heaven from the Flamingo. We’ve got to say, Caesars Entertainment has done a kick-ass job of re-imagining what was previously the alley between Flamingo and O’Sheas.

Random O’Sheas memories here.

Here’s a teaser video for Kind Heaven. Please try and keep up.

Here are our top eight buzz phrases from that video, because somebody has to do it.

1. “Experience collectors.”
2. “Inspired to take the journey of transformation.”
3. “Adventurous, curious and connected.”
4. “Full immersion into culture and exhilaration.”
5. “Ready to catalyze change.”
6. “Rebirth your senses.”
7. “Revolutionizing the audio landscape.”
8. “Seekers of the elevated moments in life.”

Not all the announced elements of Kind Heaven—like holographic wrestling monkeys and  streetwalkers—are likely to survive the development process, but from what’s been shared, the entertainment district could very well deliver what Las Vegas visitors crave most, unforgettable experiences they can’t find anywhere else.

13 thoughts on “Kind Heaven at Linq Shares Fresh Renderings

  1. Andrew

    ” it will make guests feel like they’re “walking through an actual night market, getting all the scents and smells.” does it come with pickpocketers too ?

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  2. Funkhouser

    I thought the whole point of remodeling the IP into The Linq was to get rid of Asian theme.
    Now Kind Heaven is bringing it back? It looks like a place I will walk thru once, if its free and ignore the rest of my Vegas life. However I am probably not the target audience. I am sure there will be lots of CNF on those bills to cover the lease costs.

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  3. Dave N.

    I’m unlikely to be enticed by the overpriced everything that is sure to come with this “immersive” experience.

    Unique food? Great! $30 meal? I’ll pass.

    Adult beverages? Always! $25 “crafted” cocktail? You’re no doctor, you don’t deserve $400/hour for your time.

    Maybe there will be an attraction that will be unique enough, and not so overly priced that I’ll have to experience it for myself. I doubt it, but you never know.

    As unexcited as I am for this deal, or anything else happening on the strip, it’s nice to see this is moving forward, especially knowing it might actually offer something unique that isn’t already being done in Vegas or elsewhere.

    It is unlikely I’ll ever spend $50 there, but it’s interesting enough that I’ll eventually find my way over to the Linq to get a look for myself, which is more than I can say for the new, fancy, glorified food court at Cosmo.

    And somebody buy Perry a sandwich!

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  4. Allen

    So sorry. They’re spending 100 million. This wont be for lookie loos. Kind Heaven will have a entry charge. North of $50 for sure. Most likely priced in the range of a resort show.

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    1. alex

      I agree with Allen. The previous Vital Vegas article (first link in the story above) has Farrell quoted as saying:

      “You’re basically walking through a 90-minute show routed in mythology and original content. There will be improvisational actors, musicians, acrobats and comedians, combining elements of sensuality and espionage into an experience that will be a first of its kind.”

      No way this is free. Aside from the construction costs, it will employ 670 people (also from the first article). Even if they’re sleazy and only hire part-time people to avoid paying benefits, that’s still a ton in labor costs.

      I’d guess this is going to be $100 just to get in the door. Food and drink will be extra. Some entertainment will be extra or the price will vary based on perceived popularity of the performer.

      I’m going to go out on a limb and say that most people won’t understand the mythology and will therefore miss the elements of sensuality and espionage.

      I hope I’m wrong (really), but I think this is going to be huge financial disaster and the space will turn into a white elephant.

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      1. Lookie Loo

        Cool, you have to pay big money to spend big money. Good luck with that. I’m sure plenty of people will, but count me among those who won’t.

        I’m guessing you’ll have plenty of elbow room after the first couple of weeks.

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  5. George

    (based on the other comments) I can’t believe how cheap & snarky many of the other vital vegas readers apparently are… If you don’t want to “spend money” my advice is stay home

    In my view – this sounds unique, and possibly as “out there” as it needs to be to succeed in what is a crowded entertainment market filled with options

    I will be sure to check it out once it opens

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    1. Funkhouser

      I think what a lot of readers are thinking and saying is, this is the wrong market for this experience.
      Sure there maybe some millennial who will spend to see the experience. If you can get great selfies or social media posts, or if it becomes a place to meet people to hook up. What about the other people who visit Vegas such as the conventioneers, the gamblers, the budget tourists, and seniors. Is this really a venue that is going to appeal across a wide demographic?

      My gut tells me no. This is a very niche product offering that has to capture a significant market share and spend to cover the construction costs and lease payments. I’m struggling to see how this makes money, especially when much broader appealing venues have failed to capture market share at the Linq.

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      1. Jane A.

        So this is akin to a show, I’m being told. People are expecting to pay $50 or more, possibly $100, to see a show, at noon or 2 p.m. on a Monday or Wednesday, presumably.

        Some show do really well in Vegas. Some are constantly offering discounted tickets through discounters, and they’re doing one show per night, five or six nights a week. Shows are closing every month. New ones are filling the void, but plenty of shows are opening and closing in a matter of months. The shows that last for years have often had a name that transcends Vegas, be it Donald and Marie, Penn and Teller, Carrot Top or Cirque of Soleil.

        So a guy that isn’t well known to mainstream America, I’d argue, is the name behind a new, exotic show that won’t run once per night, 6 nights per week, but hours per day, presumably seven days per week. Seems like a bigger gamble than Lucky Dragon.

        This might be the start of a new trend. 20 years ago I never dreamed that people would be lining up to go to nightclubs in casinos and droppimg hundreds of dollars for the privilege of listening to a DJ play CDs. The next thing you know, the off-strip nightclub experience is nearly dead, as everybody wants to pay through the nose and brag they partied at MGM. I would have bet against it, and lost.

        So as far fetched as it sounds to me, in five years we could have a handful of these things up and down the strip. If not, then perhaps it’ll be held in the same esteem as Eli Roth’s Goretorium.

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  6. Greg

    I think this will appeal to the same people who are willing to spend a few hundred bucks to get into a nightclub full of d-bags. Unfortunately there’s that little hope of getting laid that’s missing from this!

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