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If you’re a Las Vegas local tired of driving to California, or vice versa, you’re in luck. Plans are in motion to build a high speed railway that will connect the two locations. Details about the project emerged with a joint announcement made last week by a passenger rail company and two California state departments.

Brightline West has started construction on a route 218 miles long through the Mojave Desert, in the median of the current I-15 freeway. The tracks will be between the northbound and southbound lanes of the I-15. They will run a high speed railway between California and Nevada.

In addition to the railway for humans, there will be considerations for animals as well. Abc7.com reported that Brightline West is collaborating with California’s Department of Transportation and Department of Fish and Wildlife. The three organizations have agreed to build three “wildlife overcrossings” for the project. They will be along the route of the planned high-speed rail line.

California Governor Gavin Newsom was quoted in a recent statement regarding the project. He said “roadways and rail lines must be designed to connect, not divide” (abc7.com). The three planned wildlife crossings would serve to protect the desert’s wildlife. And would allow animals like bighorn sheep to safely cross over the highway and railway.

In addition to protecting the wildlife, the $10Billion project will give locals of both Southern California and Las Vegas a safe and efficient means of transportation. Currently that stretch of the I-15 is a major source of traffic stress. Especially during peak holidays or other traveling seasons.

The railway will not take Las Vegas locals all the way to Los Angeles. The plans call for only three stations in Southern California. Apple Valley and Hesperia, both near Victorville. As well as Rancho Cucamonga, which is near San Bernardino and Riverside. However, there is a Metrolink station at that one, so getting to Los Angeles without a car is still very feasible.

– Wendy Rush

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Move Over, Area 15, Las Vegas Is Getting More Immersive

It looks like Area 15 in Las Vegas is about to get some serious competition. This time in the world of immersive entertainment. An Albuquerque based company called Electric Playhouse is looking to expand to Sin City this year.

Electric Playhouse is posting a lot of details this week on their website about the upcoming Vegas location. And it looks seriously awesome! They’ll be setting up camp in the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace. Taking over a space that is more than ten thousand square feet. And they plan to be here as early as this summer.

According to their website, Electric Playhouse in Las Vegas will have something for everyone. They have an entertainment experience for a wide variety of ages and demographics. They say children, teenagers, adults and seniors will all have something to enjoy.

Another exciting thing is that their offerings change daily. So there will always be something new to check out. And their experiences will change depending on the time of day as well. They’ll have options for date nights and birthday parties. Also corporate events or family outings.

When it comes to the demographics they’re inviting, that’s diverse as well. Electric Playhouse promises that “whether you’re a thrill-seeker looking for an adrenaline rush, a culture enthusiast seeking to discover new forms of art, or a food lover looking to indulge in gourmet delicacies, Electric Playhouse has an experience designed just for you” (Electricplayhouse.com).

At their flagship location in Albuquerque, Electric Playhouse is already impressing the crowds. They’ve hosted immersive dining experiences and interactive art exhibits. They’ve also held sports watch parties.

Electric Playhouse is known for their cutting edge technology. So this is definitely going to be an experience like no other. Here’s some of what can we look forward to this summer at the new venue. – Wendy Rush

  • Interactive Spaces

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    The Electric Playhouse will let people of all ages interact in the metaverse. And what they offer changes everyday. The cyber sky is the limit!

  • Immersive Games

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    The Electric Playhouse is a popular spot for people who like interactive games. Imagine hockey, hop scotch, or twister played on a floor that lights up!

  • Immersive Art Shows

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    With projection mapping and sensors, Electric Playhouse is planning immersive art experiences. They’re also going to team up with local artists and museums to plan some of their shows.

  • Concerts

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    Seems music venues all over Vegas are going more immersive these days. Electric Playhouse promises an immersive concert experience too, albeit probably on a smaller level than others. Which is actually nice.

  • Immersive Fine Dining

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    Electric Playhouse calls it the future of fine dining. They combine projection mapping, music and more with their delicious cuisine that changes for the seasons.

  • Full Branded Event Venue

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    “As the premier boutique event venue in Las Vegas, the Electric Playhouse offers a fully customizable space that can be tailored to express your company’s brand and create lasting memories for employees and clients alike” (electricplayhouse.com).