Caesars Magical Empire – Las Vegas History

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Before there was OMNIA Nightclub, and before there was PURE Nightclub, there was Caesars Magical Empire, an epic adventure of food and magic at Caesars Palace.

Caesars Magical Empire
Caesars Magical Empire – Photo Courtesy of The Goddard Group

Caesars Magical Empire was amazing. It was fun for adults and kids alike. I remember my dad took me there several times. We never left disappointed. Bear in mind, this was also the same time frame when Caesars Palace had the Omnimax Theater. It was where the Colosseum sits right now. But that’s for another post.

For your $125 to $200 per person, you got an experience of large stage illusions, a gourmet dinner, close-up magic, underground tunnels, an invisible pianist, and dancing fire. When you went to Caesars Magical Empire, it was a 3 hour event. So you definitely got your money’s worth.

Caesars Magical Empire
Caesars Magical Empire – Photo Courtesy of The Goddard Group

I remember going to Caesars Magical Empire.  As a kid, it’s all I wanted to do when we came to Las Vegas. I think my dad can vouch for that. It was a completely immersive environment that rivaled anything that Disney offered. In fact, looking back, it was very similar to the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland, sans the moving trucks.

I was VERY disappointed when it closed. It seemed very successful and beloved by many. But, Las Vegas was evolving and an emerging nightlife scene was destined to take over the space.

Will something like Caesars Magical Empire happen again? I highly doubt it. I’m glad I was lucky enough to experience it.

Caesars Magical Empire
Caesars Magical Empire – Photo Courtesy of The Goddard Group

About Caesars Magical Empire

Opening in 1996, Caesars Magical Empire was a three-hour “up close and personal” encounter with mysterious and delightful arts inside a high tech, elaborately themed, multi-chambered wonderland, designed for visitors age 12 and older. One price included lunch or dinner, entertainment in the two theatres, and the entire Magical Empire experience. It operated continuously from early luncheon through late dinner hours.

Included with you ticket price:

  • A perilous excursion through dark catacombs near rippling aqueducts.
  • A three-course dinner in a 24-seat themed chamber where the food, the utensils, even the food servers are not always what they seem.
  • A giant fireball pouring from a grotto under a 70-foot tall rotunda.
  • A vessel of constantly pouring water that floats in mid-air near a 48-foot tall sage.
  • A piano that plays requests.
  • A bridge disaster on cue.
  • A beverage bar offering a panoramic view through the fangs of a giant dragon.
  • Two live entertainment theatres where guests may find themselves disappearing nightly.

Check out this promo video for Caesars Magical Empire. It played 24/7 outside of the box-office.