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The Mirage Volcano Web Network grants users unique way to get up-close-and-personal with strip icon

10 September 2008

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Click, enter and immerse yourself in an up-close-and-personal encounter with a Las Vegas Strip icon. Today, The Mirage, a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM MIRAGE (MGM - ), announced details of a dynamic redesign to its landmark Volcano. In conjunction with the announcement, the resort is offering visitors an interactive way to experience the transformation first-hand.

Getting started is as easy as visiting and clicking on The Mirage Volcano link. There visitors will find a variety of fun and interactive ways to discover and experience The Volcano, including a video channel highlighting the creative process, a blog featuring construction updates, and a chance to win a trip to the unveiling event this December.

Giving guests a behind-the-scenes look at the creation process, the video channel hosts clips and interviews with team members on the project. Hear the story behind the music from Grammy Award-winning Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and Indian musical virtuoso Zakir Hussain, who have signed on to create and perform a one-of-a-kind soundtrack arranged exclusively for The Mirage. Also, learn about the design process and latest innovations used to create The Volcano's fire effects from WET, the water design firm responsible for The Fountains of Bellagio.

Take an insider's look at the construction progress with The Volcano Blog. Here readers have the opportunity to learn what is happening on site direct from the construction team.

To celebrate the nearly 20 years The Mirage Volcano has been entertaining tourists, visitors are invited to enter The Mirage Volcano Memories Contest and win a trip to see the new Volcano erupt this December. To enter, participants share their memories of The Mirage Volcano through words, pictures and images uploaded to The Volcano social network. Visitors to the social network also will have the opportunity to vote on the memory that best captures the spirit of the icon. One lucky winner will be flown to Las Vegas for a stay at The Mirage and a VIP experience at the unveiling event. In addition, the winner will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of The Volcano and meet the creators of the magic.

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