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Disney's THE LION KING at Mandalay Bay Celebrates "Fan Appreciation Month" With Incredible 2-2-2 Deal in May

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Disney's THE LION KING at Mandalay Bay Celebrates "Fan Appreciation Month" With Incredible 2-2-2 Deal in May13:03 EDT Tuesday, April 26, 2011Commemorate Two Years of THE LION KING on the Strip with Two Nights at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and Two Show Tickets starting at $222LAS VEGAS, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate two years on the Strip, Disney's THE LION KING at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is celebrating "Fan Appreciation Month" this May with an incredible offer for guests to enjoy two nights at the resort and two show tickets starting at $222.  Guests also will receive one gift from THE LION KING with every package booked.This fantastic offer is available for purchase through the Mandalay Bay Box Office, Mandalay Bay Concierge Desk or Show Reservations at 702-632-7580 by mentioning "Disney Package" or online using code "PDISN11." Guests who partake in THE LION KING's fan package can enjoy the world's No. 1 musical while taking advantage of the spectacular amenities at the AAA Four Diamond Mandalay Bay. Soak up Las Vegas' beautiful May weather in the resort's 11-acre tropical pool environment or head over to Shark Reef Aquarium, North America's only predator-based aquarium and exhibit with more than 2,000 animals. Restaurants from world-renowned chefs including Hubert Keller, Rick Moonen and Alain Ducasse join one-of-a-kind shops, award-winning spas, luxury accommodations and 24-hour gaming for the ultimate Las Vegas getaway.Mandalay Bay's production of THE LION KING is virtually identical to the other companies seen around the globe and is staged with all of the same spectacular music, sets and costumes that have made it a worldwide phenomenon. The Las Vegas production features an international cast of performers who have won acclaim in productions of THE LION KING around the world including Broadway, Taipei, South Africa, London, Los Angeles, Australia, Toronto, Shanghai, Paris and Holland. Within nine weeks of its Las Vegas debut, Disney's THE LION KING broke the Mandalay Bay box office record and continued to break its own record four more times within two years. The smash hit has been seen by more than 55 million people in 18 different productions worldwide since its 1997 premiere. THE LION KING productions have grossed more than $4.3 billion to date and have cumulatively run 83 years. Newsweek calls the Tony® Award-winning sensation "a landmark event in entertainment" and The New York Times says, "You will gasp again and again at the visual majesty of the show...There is simply nothing else like it."About THE LION KINGMandalay Bay's production of THE LION KING is virtually identical to the other companies seen around the globe and is staged with all of the same spectacular music, sets, and costumes that have made it a worldwide phenomenon. Over 55 million people have come to discover the wonder, majesty and truly one-of-a-kind experience of THE LION KING. The critically acclaimed production continues to reign as a landmark musical event, winning audiences over with extraordinary musical score, breathtaking costumes and a heartfelt story, while earning record-breaking numbers at the Mandalay Bay Theatre. The show is performed Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.  THE LION KING Las Vegas will perform its final show Dec. 30, 2011. For additional information, visit www.lionkinglasvegas.com.ABOUT MANDALAY BAY RESORT & CASINOMandalay Bay Resort & Casino is a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning destination resort set on 60 lush acres and offers 3,635 newly remodeled rooms and suites, including 424 accommodations managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Mandalay Bay Beach, an 11-acre tropical pool environment, features real California sand, a wave pool and the only climate-controlled poolside gaming in the city. The property also features the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 1.5-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center ? the largest convention center on the Las Vegas Strip. Mandalay Bay's brands include THEhotel, an all-suite hotel featuring 1,117 luxurious one-bedroom suites, the BATHHOUSE Spa, and Mandalay Place, a collection of unique boutiques and restaurants. Mandalay Bay is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International? (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit the website at www.mandalaybay.com or call toll free at (877) 632-7000.SOURCE Mandalay BayFor further information: Meghan Baker, mbaker@kirvindoak.com, or Maggie Holmes, both of Kirvin Doak Communications, +1-702-737-3100, for Mandalay Bay; or Katharine Sherrer of MGM Resorts International, +1-702-650-7527, ksherrer01@mgmresorts.com