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.
This development coincided with the 1990s campaign to reinvent Las Vegas as a destination for family vacations, by creating attractions appropriate for children as well as adults. The Magical Empire was an extravagantly themed immersive dining and entertainment experience.
Guests with ticketed reservations entered through the “Celestial Court” to the ”Chamber of Destiny,” which, through elaborate effects, appeared to be a magical elevator that transported them underground to a “subterranean catacombs.” In reality, the guests didn’t descend at all; the walls of the room were raised by a large electric winch, and the floor of the room was shaken by pneumatic actuators. “Roman gladiators” led the guests through winding dimly-lighted passages, assuring them of their safety, and then humorously pretending to have taken a wrong and dangerous turn.
The guests then arrived at the circular, domed, and ornately appointed Sanctorum Secorum, a central, 70-foot-high rotunda, from which other areas of the “Empire,” such as the mirrored “Infinity Hallway,” could be accessed. An audio-visual welcome from a heroic statue of Caesar was enhanced by music, a light show, and a 20-foot gas flame curling up from a fissure in the “rock.” A large vase seemingly floating in space near a statue poured a continuous stream of water into a pool. The guests were next divided and escorted to ten dining chambers, each seating 24 persons. This gave the attraction a total of 240 guests at each seating.
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 Your 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.