On October 14th, Margaritaville Las Vegas Reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the Largest Margarita Ever Made in Celebration of the Margaritaville Casino Opening at Flamingo
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Now On Sale, Lucky Rita is A Concoction With A Cause
LAS VEGAS (OCTOBER 14, 2011) – On Oct. 14th at 5 O’clock in the evening Margaritaville broke the World Record for the largest margarita ever made as verified by Guinness World Records. The event was part of the Grand Opening festivities for the new Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo in Las Vegas.
Halfway through the ceremony celebrating the new World Record, Jimmy Buffett surprised fans by coming out and raising a glass of Lucky Rita with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team along with Flamingo’s Rick Mazer and Margaritaville’s Tamara Baldanza in front of more than 1,000 Parrotheads and onlookers.
“Much appreciation for these great wounded warriors, who I’ve worked with for a long time. Gentleman, thank you for coming out. We’re going to have a good time this weekend. Let the FIN begin,” said Buffett.
Lucky Rita is now on sale to the public allowing guests a taste of history and an opportunity to contribute to a great cause. For every gallon of Lucky Rita sold, Margaritaville will donate $5 to the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. More than a margarita, Lucky Rita is a concoction with a cause.
“I am thrilled we have expanded our relationship with Margaritaville,” said Rick Mazer president of Flamingo Las Vegas, “and now together we have opened the first-ever Margaritaville Casino.”
After six months of planning, the mixing of the colossal 8,500 gallon beverage, appropriately named “Lucky Rita”, began its first pour on Oct. 11, 2011. Lucky Rita took an estimated 300 work hours to mix the concoction.
Lucky Rita kicks off Margaritaville Week with margaritas offered to the public up until October 23, 2011.
Surpassing the previous record holder by 873 gallons, Lucky Rita’s Recipe Includes:
Continuing Margaritaville Week are the 7th Annual Street Parties that coincide with Jimmy Buffett’s Vegas concerts on the 15th and 22nd. Beginning at 11 a.m. each Saturday, the legendary, all-day, outdoor, free admission street parties will offer guests a taste of Lucky Rita along with live entertainment, interactive games, great food and drinks along with exciting giveaways including Margaritaville sunglasses, flip flops, frozen concoction makers and Jimmy Buffett concert tickets. Information about the two street parties will continue to be updated on Margaritaville.com.
In addition to the onsite festivities Margaritaville will also debut Margaritaville Online at the October 15th Street Party. Guests can virtually escape to a tropical island getaway in THQ’s innovative and humorous Facebook and iOS social game Margaritaville Online. Inspired by the laid-back, tropical paradise lifestyle of singer-songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett, friends will be able to party and play in an immersive 3D-perspective utopia with familiar island music, entertaining games, unique adventures and more! Send your friends delicious fruit drinks and relax by the beach while fending off party pirates, participating in mini-games and building your very own oasis. Margaritaville Online is developed by Exploding Barrel Games and published by THQ. THQ’s booth is located in “Fin City” at the Margaritaville Street Party in Las Vegas.
About Margaritaville Casino At Flamingo:
Margaritaville and Flamingo Las Vegas debuted the new casino on October 1, 2011. Margaritaville Casino is a gaming experience unlike anything else in Las Vegas. Guests of the casino feel the energy of the Las Vegas Strip while enjoying the laid-back vibe of the islands. Adjoining the restaurant and directly accessible from the Strip sidewalk, the casino includes 15,000-square-feet and offers 22 gaming tables, 220 slot machines and the centerpiece 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar. The Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo gaming activities operate under Flamingo’s gaming license. The casino is certainly the perfect complement to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant, currently one of the most popular spots on the Las Vegas Strip and one of the busiest in the United States.
About Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville:
The atmosphere is inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, whose evocative songs inspire a cross-generational yearning for an island adventure. Comprised of retail shops, restaurants, consumer products, hotels and even a national radio station on Sirius/XM, Margaritaville delivers a tropical experience where guests can enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of their favorite destination regardless of their current latitude.
Since launching its first location in Key West, Margaritaville has expanded to some of the most popular US destinations including: New Orleans, Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Panama City Beach, Glendale, Mohegan Sun Casino, Nashville and Jimmy Buffett’s at The Beachcomber in Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition to the restaurants and hotel, the first Margaritaville Casino has opened in Las Vegas’ famed Flamingo Resort in October of 2011. International locations can be found in the Caribbean, Mexico, the Republic of Panama and Canada. The Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach, Florida opened July 2010.
Visit www.margaritaville.com for more information.
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Flamingo Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the Flamingo Las Vegas is a true desert oasis. The center Strip resort features more than 3,500 guest rooms, including the newly renovated and award-winning, Flamingo GO Rooms. The historic hotel-casino is home to a sprawling 15-acre pool and wildlife habitat complete with waterfalls, mature island vegetation, tropical wildlife and three distinctive pools. Flamingo Las Vegas hosts a wide variety of entertainment and dining options. There is something for every palette with eateries such as Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Hamada of Japan and Burger Joint. An all-star line-up of entertainers keeps things lively at the fabulous Flamingo. Brother-sister duo Donny & Marie dazzle audiences as the resort’s headliners, comedians George Wallace and Vinnie Favorito keep audiences laughing seven nights a week and comedy-magician Nathan Burton entertains afternoon audiences.
Flamingo, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For more information, visit www.flamingolasvegas.com. Find Flamingo Las Vegas on Facebook www.facebook.com/flamingovegas and follow on Twitter – www.twitter.com/flamingovegas (@flamingovegas).