007 Hotel: Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

007 Hotel: Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

January 28, 2024 0 By 007 Travelers

CIRCUS CIRCUS LAS VEGAS

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Address: 2880 South Las Vegas Boulevard

Bond movie appearanceDiamonds Are Forever (1971).

Visited by 007 Travelers: July 2023

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The $15 million Circus Circus was opened on October 18, 1968; its giant circus tent-shaped main structure designed by architects Rissman and Rissman Associates and built by R.C. Johnson Construction of Las Vegas. While the modern facility includes a hotel, 123,928 sq ft (11,513.3 m2) casino, and RV park; at its opening,

Nowadays Circus Circus Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the northern Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Phil Ruffin. Circus Circus includes the largest permanent circus in the world. It features circus and trapeze acts, as well as carnival games, at its Carnival Midway. The resort also includes the Adventuredome, an indoor amusement park. (Wikipedia)

Tiffany Case gets an invitation to go try a game of water balloons in “Diamonds Are Forever

On the famous “Carnival Midway” section, the scenes were filmed for “Diamonds Are Forever“, in which Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) ‘wins’ the diamond-stuffed elephant at the water balloons, while being observed by both Bond (Sean Connery) and Felix Leiter (Norman Burton) as well as the diamond smugglers. 

“The Water Balloon Race” game from the movie “Diamonds Are Forever” cannot be found in Circus Circus anymore, but “Water Race” game has exactly the same idea. “The Water Balloon Race” was a game of skill, the objective of the game was to direct a stream of water from a water pistol into the mouth of one of several plastic clown heads, filling its adjacent balloon until it pops.

Gary Dubin and Jill St. John (Tiffany Case) at Circus Circus in “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971)
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Gary Dubin and Jill St. John (Tiffany Case) at Circus Circus in “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971). Tiffany wins an elephant teddy.
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And we won also!

Small pic: “The Flying Palacios” trapeze artists in “Diamonds Are Forever

Small pic: Bond (Sean Connery) and Leiter (Norman Burton) behind the windows are watching what’s going on in the casino below

Circus Circus’ backyard

Ready for Jackpot 🙂

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