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Gigantic Resort Shaped Like The Moon Planned For Las Vegas

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Gigantic Resort Shaped Like The Moon Planned For Las Vegas

If you're not quite rich enough to fly into space with Jeff Bezos, but still rich enough to pretty much do whatever you want, you might be interested to learn that there are plans in the offing to build a gigantic resort shaped like the moon in Las Vegas.

That's right, a massive 224-metre tall replica of the moon, right on the strip.

Whilst we're only at the stage where we can show you some artistic impressions of what it might look like courtesy of Moon World Resorts, is there anything we could tell you about projects involving Las Vegas that would surprise you, or that you wouldn't believe possible?

If it does get the go-ahead, it'll be inventively called 'Moon' and stand as the second tallest building in Vegas, joint with JW Marriott hotel, but behind the 350-metre Strat Observation Tower.

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Moon's proposed spot in Las Vegas. Credit: Moon World Resorts
Moon's proposed spot in Las Vegas. Credit: Moon World Resorts

It would also be the world's largest sphere, although we're not sure whether the earth itself features in that category, which would make it the second.

Moon will feature 4,000 hotel rooms, a casino and spa, a 'crater café' and a lagoon.

As well as that, the star attraction will be a 'lunar colony' that guests can travel to on a special moon shuttle.

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But wait, that's not all.

It'll boast a 5,000 person event centre, theatre for big gigs, a piano bar, a load of high-end boutique shops, lounges, and even a convention centre.

The nightclub. Credit: Moon World Resorts
The nightclub. Credit: Moon World Resorts

Imagine having your company AGM inside a gigantic replica of the moon in Las Vegas.

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LADBible hierarchy, take note.

Inside the resort, there will also be a nightclub, as well as an 'Enviromax' walkaway which would allow guests to view the earth's weather patterns from a new angle, above them.

Apparently, that will offer the chance to see 'the eye of the hurricane from within the eye'.

But, let's hear more about that lunar colony.

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After boarding a shuttle that will travel around the resort like a roller coaster, guests will travel to the upper half of the sphere, where they'll spend 90 minutes in a 10-acre space set up like the moon, complete with craters, moon buggies, and all sorts.

They say it'll 'precisely mimic those [lunar colonies] now under serious active planning by Nasa, ESA and many others.'

A drawing of the 'lunar colony'. Credit: Moon World Resorts
A drawing of the 'lunar colony'. Credit: Moon World Resorts

Tickets will be about £361 ($493) per person, which will go some way to recouping the £3.6 billion ($4.9 billion) the project could cost overall.

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Michael Henderson, who co-founded Moon World Resorts with business partner Sandra Matthews, said: "Without question, when guests venture onto the lunar surface, for the first time in their lives, they will believe they are on the Moon."

The brand statement of MWR says: "The burgeoning space tourism industry is literally blasting off. However, the price of entry is prohibitive!

"Moon delivers the critical 'bridge' enabling a mass audience to actively and affordably participate in the excitement."

It won't all be moon craters. Credit: Moon World Resorts
It won't all be moon craters. Credit: Moon World Resorts

Henderson added: "The objective was to develop an authentic, mega-scale reproduction of planet Earth's Moon, incorporating the world's largest sphere."

"Guests at Moon will enjoy a spectacular first-hand touch and feel preview of exactly what life will be like for humans' next habitable celestial body."

It's not being created just yet, but the co-creators are aiming to work with global corporations that already have funding to develop the project.

They'll also licence the design to four places, North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

One Moon resort could be in Dubai. Credit: Moon World Resorts
One Moon resort could be in Dubai. Credit: Moon World Resorts

That's why one of the pictures also shows the Moon resort on the spot of Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper.

We'll just have to see whether any of it ever comes to fruition. You'd have to imagine it would be a massive success if the billions can be found to fund it.

Featured Image Credit: Moon World Resorts

Topics: Interesting, US News, travel, Weird, Las Vegas

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