What’s lion for “Goodbye”?

Last Saturday Jason and I took a day trip to Las Vegas (something that is probably too easy to do) for wedding planning – cake tastings and flower picking. Before that though, we made a stop to say goodbye to these guys:

MGM Lion

If you’ve not heard, the MGM Grand is closing down the lion exhibit. I always loved sitting in the poker room and being able to look up and catch a glimpse of a lion. I’ll miss that. Of course, now the poker room is dismantled too and instead shoved in a corner of the casino floor diagonally across from the old room. It reminds me of the poker “room” in a Reno Harrah’s. Depressing.

That being said, I look forward to what the MGM Grand Renovation results in. The new rooms look nice (very Aria-like) and I’m sure everything will be back in order soon.

Sure will miss these guys though.

Big paw

More photos at Facebook or Flickr.

3 thoughts on “What’s lion for “Goodbye”?

  1. Ryan says:

    Lion for good bye is “RowRRR!!” I heard the lion owner is working on funding for keeping the lions habitat out in the desert open for lion tours. Not the same, tho.

  2. SirFWALGMan says:

    I never felt good about that exhibit. The lions need room to roam not stupid tourists blowing smoke at their glass and making them hungry.

  3. Rob says:

    I won’t really miss the Lions but I sympathize with those that will. Never paid much attention to them. Although, I must admit, after one or two particular bad sessions in the poker room, I did give a brief thought to throwing myself to them.

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