Following months of planning and implementation, Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall has completed a sweeping modernization of its renowned Mystic Falls Park Sunset Stampede Laser Light and Water Show – one of the most popular free attractions in Las Vegas. While minor improvements have been implemented over the years, the recent upgrade is the first major renovation to the show since its debut in 1994.
Improvements include new, state-of-the-art solid-state laser technology offering more powerful and clearer projections, while using significantly less wattage; a new laser atop the Mystic Falls mountain to project mid-air beam effects throughout the atrium; new theatrical lighting, allowing for more sophisticated effects, including LED submersible fountain lights with a larger range of colors; enhanced animatronics; refreshed graphical projections; and minor tuning and refinement of audio equipment.
“Over the last 17 years, the free laser light and water show at Mystic Falls Park has become a major attraction in the city,” said John Sou, Vice President and General Manager of Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall. “With so many available technological advancements in lighting and effects, we brought in top-tier laser and theatrical lighting experts to transform the experience.”
Laser Show Design, Inc., of Orlando, Fla., produced the new show, while Lighting Systems Design, Inc. provided and installed the new laser equipment. These Orlando, Fla.-based companies regularly contract with Disney, Six Flags and other amusement parks for their laser and lighting attractions and shows. Show fountain and audio programming was provided by ShowSys of West Palm Beach, Fla., while Las Vegas-based DTB Technical Services developed the new theatrical lighting. DTB provides lighting services to several Cirque du Soleil shows on the Strip, including “Love” and “O.”
Through music, lighting, animation and water features, Sunset Stampede chronicles the Western pioneer experience. Fountains shoot eight stories into the air and the waters dance in the lights to a symphonic score.
Coming this November, Sam’s Town will introduce an all-new Mystic Falls Winter Wonderland spectacular, with festive garland streams, whimsical snow-covered lampposts, and more than 50 glimmering trees adorned in lights. Like in the Western snowy mountains, snow will float from the sky while light images and shooting water dance to traditional holiday music. The Winter Wonderland show will debut prior to Thanksgiving.
The free 15-minute Sunset Stampede show plays nightly at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sam’s Town offers free shuttle service to and from the Strip eight times a day, seven days a week. For further information on Mystic Falls and all Sam’s Town attractions, visit www.samstownlv.com.
About Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, located at 5111 Boulder Highway, is owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation. Sam’s Town features 12 restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 56-lane bowling center, a 12,000 square foot entertainment center and Mystic Falls Indoor Park. The property has a 133,000-square foot casino with 30 table games, more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines, a bingo parlor, keno lounge and newly renovated poker room and race and sports book. For more information visit www.samstownlv.com.