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Knievel Returns to Vegas 41 Years Later

by Renaldo Micheals
( December 14 2008 16:24:43 )
December 31st 1967 Robert "Evil" Knievel Jumped a Harley Davidson motorcycle over the fountain at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and 41 years later to the day his son Robbie Knievel will jump the Volcano at the Mirage Hotel and casino in Las Vegas

Robbie Knievel will be jumping his Motorcycle over the brand new Volcano at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas this year on New Years Eve.

Knievel said this may be his last jump in the USA. He did not mention where he did plan of doing his next jump.

The Mirage Casino recently did a 25 million dollar makeover to the casinos famous volcano and unveiled it with a 5 minute water and fire show that included music by the former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart

The casino spent more then 3 years and 25 million on the volcano and another 110 million on redoing the hotel rooms.

The casino first opened its doors in 1989 and was the city's first Mega resort of its kind. After they opened many of the strips other casinos spent billions of dollars to refit all of their casinos to keep up with the new Mega resort.

The casinos head, Scott Sibella, feels that the Robbie Knievel's Jump is a great way to show the world the casinos new look.

 

 





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