Las Vegas and Orlando
LasVegas and Orlando
LasVegas and Orlando
LasVegas due to its fame is dubbed `the gambling and entertainment cityof the world.` Essentially, in this city one can become richovernight especially if you are lucky in betting. Almostthree-quarters of the people visiting the city will participate ingambling. It would be appropriate to say gambling motivates amajority of the visitors here. On average, spend about $ 484 ongambling (Lee, 2015). Orlando isalso not short of gambling and entertainment joints. However, themajor attraction of the city is the Disney World among other themeparks and gardens. It is tough to pick which city to visit when thedifference between them is so minimal. The paper will compare andcontrast why either of the two cities gives a more personalizedtourism compared to the other.
Most of the people coming to Las Vegas are looking for a shortvacation. On average, visitors here spend 3-4 days. If the goal of avisit is to have fun, then Las Vegas fits the bill. Data shows a halfof the people visiting Las Vegas are in search of fun and pleasure.Las Vegas does not disappoint, over 90% of the visitors here say theyare satisfied (Woo, Kim, & Uysal, 2015). The arrival here caneither be on the road (the most enjoyable) or air. The significanceof the city as the entertainment center of the world can be seen fromthe analysis of the age of the people visiting.The majorities ofthe visitors are over forty years old and are majorly well to do. Thetypes of entertainment offered in Las Vegas can range from a loungeact, paid performances among others.
Theother forms of entertainment on offer include movies, plays and starperformances. Every big name in the entertainment industry wants toperform here. Therefore, it is almost sure that when visiting Vegas,you will enjoy a show. Data shows two-thirds of the visitors herewill attend a star performance. At least 15% of the visitors alsowill enjoy a comedy or a big name act. Simply, entertainment here isgalore and comes in all different forms (Lee, 2015). The visitor isspoilt for choices. Notably, most casinos offer entertainment anddrinks free to the gamblers. However, the levelers are advised togive tips.
Theaverage age of the levelers in Vegas is 49 years. Notably, themajority of the people coming to the city are Americans, andinternational tourists constitute a mere 16%. The average hoteloccupancy here is 91% during weekends and around 80% during theweekdays. Apart from big parties and shows, the city also hostsconferences and conventions each day of the week (Lee, 2015). Simply,at any day of the week, Vegas is awash with activities. Revenues fromgambling alone earn the state of Nevada, $ 9.8 billion (Lee, 2015).No doubt, Vegas plays a crucial role in supporting the economy ofNevada, which depends heavily on tourism.
Orlandois the third most visited city in the United States. In 2011, itreceived close to 60 million visitors. The main attraction of theOrlando city is the Disney theme park (Woo, Kim, & Uysal, 2015).The resort was the idea of Waltz Disney, an acclaimed entertainer athis prime. The resort takes the visitors to a fantasy world, theideas implemented here are exemplary, there is nothing like itanywhere else in the world. The success of the park has driven othercountries such as China to design their version of Disney world. Nomatter the competition, Disney world is likely to remain unchallengedfor a long time. Notably, what makes the park unique is not thenumber of castles here but the inspiration of the man behind it.People visiting the park are mainly living the memories of WaltzDisney through his imaginations. The adults who visit the resort,momentarily re-live their childhood.
Notably, the attractions in the park are personalized, and people arenot just taken around on conducted tours around the resort. Thespecific needs of the different visitors are well covered in eachinstance of a visit. Therefore, the selling points of Orlando to thetourists is the worldwide appeal of the Disneyworld. People come fromall corners of the world to experience this marvel.
LasVegas and Orlando give both generic and personalized tourism to thevisitor. The experience depends on the needs of the guest. The citiesappeal to different interests of my personalities. Las Vegas offersvisitors unparalleled entertainment opportunities. A visit here willbe essential if the purpose is to get an off the week break (Lee,2015). Therefore, I would prefer visiting Las Vegas on a weekend whenthe city becomes alive. During weekdays, entertainment joints do notcarry the air and the feel that comes over the weekend. However,gambling in Las Vegas never stops. I like the art of making guesses.Probably my bets will earn me big monies.
Everyvisitor has a reason why they want to visit DisneyWorld in Orlando.The experience is special to each guest. Therefore, the personalizedexperience is why I prefer Orlando to Las Vegas. In the resort, Iintend to visit and experience Disney`s Animal Kingdom. The DinoInstitute in the park has developed technologies that allow one to goback in time, to the age of the dinosaurs. The augmented realitymakes everything look so real those guests here momentarily thinkthey are in pre-historic times. However, the excitement here is notall about riding dinosaurs. Visitors are given a chance to learn andexperience live in the age of dinosaurs, through scary encounters.The feeling is special to every individual who visits the kingdom.The darkness in the room tests the strength of the visitor towithstand and confront fear.
Anotherspectacular place to visit while in the Disneyworld resort isKilimanjaro Safaris. The fun in this section of the park is enjoyingan African safari while several miles away. Nothing can replace theauthenticity of an African safari. However, the 20 minutes ride takesthe visitor through the jungles of Africa savannahs. During the ride,guests encounter African wild animals such as giraffes, Zebras, lionsamong others. The feeling is different and special to each guest. Thehaunted mansion is another star attraction when visiting DisneyWorldresort. A visit here will give a real experience of living in ahaunted place. I would want to visit this section of the park andexperience the spooky and eerie effects of living in a ghost house.Furthermore, I will explore the iconic Madame Leota’s séance(Jones, 2014).
Thetest track developed by Chevrolet gives visitors a chance to designand build a car. Once the car is ready, the guests have a chancethrough simulation to test it for power, capabilities, efficiency andresponsiveness. In addition, there is a looping test track where theguests experience the thrill of driving the car alongside the greatviews of the future world. Therefore, visiting the park is not justfun, guests gain skills in designing and building cars. A majormotivation for my trip, I want to learn new things. Building andtesting the car is something I look forward to doing.
Ilove adventure and Disney World Park offers plenty of this, forexample, the mountains range. In this section of the park, guestscan explore the Tomorrow land by hoping into a spacecraft andblasting into the galaxy. Each mountain in the magic kingdom takesthe visitor to a different magical world. In each instance, one istaken through a journey of discovery often terminating in a verytense situation. For example, the Splash Mountain has the guestsfollowing the trails of the rabbit, which ends with the guestdropping into a Briar patch. The thunder mountain takes one on a tourof the abandoned Tumbleweed city. The activity promises explorationof an unending wildness. The dwarf train has the guest explore a minewhere dwarfs work with eye-catching sceneries and other attractions.Lastly, the Expedition Everest will take visitors to the forbiddenmountains, where they find themselves scrambling to escape from amonster called Yeti (Jones, 2014). A magic kingdom is a place I haveto visit and undertake all these adventures.
Theattractions in the Disney world are unending. Illuminations areanother spot one has to visit when coming to Disney world. Guestsgather on the edges of a Lagoon to witness a world-class showcase oflaser lights, dancing water, fireworks and of course beautiful music.The illuminations are another one of a kind experience fromDisneyworld. The nighttime wishes combine beautiful music andfireworks to give guests a spectacular show above the Cinderellacastle. Many of the people who attend the show give positive reviews.In addition, most of the people visiting Disneyland put the show ontheir top priority.
TheToy Story Mania provides the chance to act like a star in the movie.In this location, guests can shrink to the size of a toy, engage insome lovely competition of bond building, and create friendship.Furthermore, guests can compete in 3D games to see who gets the mostscores (Jones, 2014). A visit to Disney world is not complete withoutstepping into simulated flight and soaring, around the world. Itgives guests a chance to explore human-made attractions such as theGreat Wall of China, the golden gate of California among others. Thenatural world is provided by plains of Africa, Napa Valley amongother beautiful sceneries. The Cinderella Castle is the highlight ofany visit to the Disney World (Woo, Kim, & Uysal, 2015). Thecastle has beautiful facades, and gold trimmed turret, givingvisitors a feeling of romance.
Thehallmark of a visit to Las Vegas is gambling, though people here canenjoy big shows and other different forms of entertainment. In myview, what makes Las Vegas entertainment or gaming different from anyother is its scale. People can have this kind of entertainment in anyother big city. However, in Vegas, it is on a completely new level,huge! On the other hand, DisneyWorld offers a very personalizedexperience. It offers the visitor has a chance for adventure, learn,imagine and explore the future. Notably, apart from DisneyWorld,there is also Orlando Universal Resort, which offers almost the sameservice as Disneyworld. Particularly, the guest here can experience amore relaxed and quiet environment.
TheCirque du Soleil offers an excellent opportunity for visitors toexplore the art and culture of Las Vegas. The company has beenperforming in Las Vegas theaters for over twenty years. Performancesfeatures, acrobatics, illusions and music. In many cases, the showsare packed to capacity and majority of the people who attend say theexperience is unforgettable. Simply, the show promises energy andthrill. Notably, the tickets are usually below $ 100, making themaffordable to many visitors (Jones, 2014). In addition, there isSummerlin art festival held each year in the downtown Vegas. Visitorshave a chance to try culinary from Vegas top eateries. Also ondisplay, hundreds of collections of the fine art paintings anddrawings.
Orlandohosts several cultural events featuring modern and traditionalentertainment. For example, the Orlando Museum of Art hosts some ofthe classical paintings and relics. A visit to this museum offersthe visitor a chance to explore artistic collections from all overthe world. In addition, there is Philips Center where visitors canenjoy jazz music, pop, rock among many more others (Lee, 2015). TheOrlando Science Center gives an opportunity to the visitor to learnthe cultural heritage of Florida through interactive exhibitions. Themajority of the people who go to the center quip it is veryinformative. Notably, a section for ballet highlights contemporaryand classical dances. In my view, Orlando has some of the bestcreative theme parks in the world. Therefore, the city has a vibrantarts and culture industry from which guests can explore and learn. Mymajor motivation for traveling is to experience the art and cultureof different people. I find that Orlando offers me a better chance toexperience and learn about other people culture. Notably, traditionaldances and music festivals are held in the city annually.
Itwould be wrong to assume Las Vegas is all about gambling and greatentertainments. The city offers interesting outdoor activities inwhich guests can participate. Notably, the weather here is sunny andwarm at most times of the year, perfect for outdoor activities. TheColorado River is ideal for water rafting. Notably, a raft along theValley gives guests a chance to explore how geologic events haveshaped the area. A helicopter ride offers the visitor a perfect viewof the famed Hoover dam along Colorado River. The view of the GrandCanyon descent from a chopper is awesome (Lee, 2015). Furthermore,guests are provided with lunch in the secluded river beach. Visitorsare also encouraged to take a swim in the river.
Atour of the Hoover dam can be provided on request. It offers thevisitors a chance to learn about the history of this human-madestructure. Especially, the challenges of building the dam and thenumber of people suspected to have died during its construction. Thedam is located close to the city giving convenience to the visitors.It is a perfect way to spend the day while you wait for the night toturn. Las Vegas has many attractive sceneries. Sightseeing should bea significant outdoor activity to perform. The sceneries here arebreath taking. A tour of the Mojave Desert is a must do for a visitorlooking for a thrill outside the city. Notably, a short training isgiven to the guest on how to maneuver the off-road car across thedesert (Jones, 2014). The state of art communication system on thehelmet ensures the guest is in contact with the tour guide throughoutthe adventure. In the case of a problem, the crew can attend itquickly. Therefore, the safety of the visitor is assured.
Vegashas some of the best golf championship courses in the world such asBali Hai and Shadow Creek. Big names such as Tiger Woods have playedin these courses. Therefore, guests have an exceptional feelingsharing a course with legends. In Vegas, the outdoor activities aremany, and it is hard to choose one over the other. However, I wouldrecommend any visitor to take a ride in the Wild West on horseback.The journey gives guests sweeping views of the desert and the nearbymountains.
Orlandocity is not short of outdoor activities. The Florida Evergladesoffers visitors a chance to explore the wild. Tours are conductedusing an airboat and visitors are assured of encounters withalligators (lots of them). Visitors can also enjoy a demonstrationof alligator handling. Guests can also test their strengths by tryingto paddle on a waterboard while standing in Florida`s lakes. Theclear water offers a chance for the visitors to try kayaking. Theweather in Florida is sunny and warm at most times of the year,perfect for the outdoor activities. The many theme parks and gardensin the city are ideal for hiking.
Inconclusion, Orlando and Las Vegas are two great cities forentertainment. Depending on the personal preferences of individuals,each city offers unique opportunities to the visitors. For example,Las Vegas is perfect for people looking for a short stay and fun. Onthe other hand, Orlando offers people a chance to explore the citymore deeply, especially the theme parks. I would go to Orlandobecause of the serenity and uniqueness of the theme parks especiallyDisneyWorld.
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