VegasVille: The Future of Las Vegas' Past is Coming Back to Life!!
The 'VegasVille - Las Vegas History Theme Park'. Designed in 1999, by ecologist, Erik Wunstell - this Vegas history
theme park is a creation whose time has finally come. Imagine cruising in fine, 1950s styled, custom sim-cars thru
the re-creations of the glory days of Las Vegas - when low-rise Goggie was at its peak, cozy swimming pools were
just 100 yards away from your ground-level motel room and the showgirls and starlets of the glorious past were
walking the sidewalks of the fun filled streets of Old Las Vegas. Imagine modern day laser capabilities and audio-visuals
replicating all the wonders of the Fifties' Strip & Fremont Street. Imagine walking and cruising thru the American Graffiti
world of Vintage Las Vegas.
'VegasVille' Sim-Cars are custom American, time-period cars that will operate on trolly tracks and move along at slow-speeds
(from 3-10 miles per hour) allowing visitors an exciting, top-down cruise thru the streets & sights of Old Las Vegas.
Imagine 15 of the swingingest, low-rise replica motels of yesteryear, when the signs and neon lights shined much
brighter against the open-sky. Imagine a roller rink, bowling alley and miniature golfing. Imagine 20 vintage diners,
drive-ins and restaurants bringing you the best of the world gone by. Imagine a vintage drive-in movie theater where
you can sit under the night stars in parked, custom sim-cars watching great Fifties' movies like The Blob & Picnic.
Imagine three outdoor stages where early rock 'n' roll and cocktail music are brought back to life. Imagine costumed
employees recreating the J.D. 'happy days' and cool-chick, hep-cat, jazzy, Rat Pack nights.
The Las Vegas past is about to be reborn - better than ever.
More info on 'The VegasVille Theme Park' is coming in June 2009. Imagine a VegasVille Theme Park in the state where
you live. Imagine the Sim-Sin-City of Old Las Vegas coming soon in every state in the USA. If you think you've seen cool
theme parks - think again, cuz 'VegasVille' will blast you into outer space.
Come back to the happy, swinging era when Main Street America was cruised all night long. Explore the early streets
of Las Vegas in a low-rise wonderland of colorful fun. 'VegasVille' will amaze you, delight you and surprise you.
'VegasVille'. The Ultimate Recreation. The Ultimate Adult History Theme Park. Coming Soon! From Erik Wunstell.
Erik Wunstell's 1977 view of the Caesars Palace and Flamingo signs, before the Forum Shops, Mirage, TI, Harrahs & Venetian.
Las Vegas has created nearly every theme imaginable, yet still searches the globe for someplace new to re-create.
In the meantime, the City's own past has gone overlooked and largely forgotten. Which is why (in 1999) I began
designing and am still developing the best theme of all - the ® theme land of Classic Las Vegas - to be called 'VegasVille'.
'VegasVille' will re-create the 1950s 'low-rise, oasis in the desert' that first made Las Vegas the tourist capital of the U.S.A.
This new theme park will bring back the days when the small motel pools were the greatest place to be...when the casinos
and showrooms were intimate, relaxation was much more casual and easier to find...when beautiful women walked and rode
from casino-to-casino in their bikinis and the nights came alive with neon, neckties, gowns, fun, revelry and perpetual
motion. The Original Las Vegas was built on a smaller, more human-scale. The pools, lounges and everything else
you needed, wanted, or desired were all within 100 yards of wherever you stood.
Las Vegas has changed a lot since the Fifties. In Old Vegas, people didn't have to walk so much. In 'VegasVille' all the
action is gathered close together so walking distance is short and fun. 'VegasVille' walks will give you a pedestrian
experience unlike any available anywhere in the world. The streets will abound with stimulating 'Vegas-50s' activity.
When you're ready to cruise, just hop into the constantly rolling, custom American Sim-Cars as they keep moving
down the track, ready to take you anywhere in the 'VegasVille-Village' 24/7/365.
Just view the 'VegasVille' photos (below) to see and learn about the best Las Vegas theme of all. The theme of the early,
glory days of Old Las Vegas. Las Vegas is about to be reborn in its heyday via the low-rise 'VegasVille' Theme Park.
Roadside American architecture was modernized and blossomed in Post-War Las Vegas. The 'VegasVille Theme Park'
will show you the best of what was once America's 1950s' low-rise, neon wonderland. Visit my coming 'VegasVille'
webpages to find out what the park will be composed of and how it will develop. Consider it a Disneyland for adults, where
the best of times are compacted into a controlled and thrilling environment. Take a trip back to the futuristic 50s & early 60s.
'VegasVille' is about to bring the past back to life like never before - providing the most casual, relaxing and exciting
experience you will ever have the joy of re-living. 'VegasVille' will astonish and thrill you. 'VegasVille' is coming soon.
All 'VegasVille' shows and showgirls will be seen in period costumes according to the time-theme-zone you are in.
Performances will be held in small, intimate showrooms and lounges like they were in the 1950s. Music will be performed
by combos & small orchestras, in a world that only knows enjoyable sounds. Soft cocktail music will be readily available.
The VegasVille Layout
Map of 'VegasVille' showing the cruising streets of the 1950s Strip and the late Fifties Downtown main drag of Fremont.
The 1960s Strip will also have Sim-Car cruises, while the areas from 1905-1945 will be soley used for pedestrian walkways.
Diners, Googie coffee shops and 5 & 10 stores will line the mini-boulevard - with approximately 7 Composite
Casino Recreations on the Strip and 12 Casino Replications Downtown.
Low-rise motels, with pools, will line the Fifties' Strip. Custom, track-driven, Sim-Cars will be available through-out the entire
park. Each car comes with a costumed attendant at the wheel, who will be your greeter and manage your ride. Cars are
rented using a single passcard that works throughout the park. Grab a ride to or from anywhere - whether it is just you
alone in the Sim-Car or a party of five people. 50% of the Sim-Cars will have convertible roofs, to allow for open-air rides.
The central, focal point of the park will be the replica of the original 1964 Sands' Tower (located in the middle of
the park - at the beginning of the 1960s Strip). The tower will be the only park structure higher than two stories tall.
Modeled after the original 17 floor Sands - the modified tower will rise to a height of 9 stories, allowing a complete,
top-floor, circular 'Sky-Room' vista of the entire 'VegasVille Park' scenery.
Original 1999 layout for the VegasVille Theme Park. A nostalgic, time travel, simulation of Classic Las Vegas.
Trolly-tracked, custom cars will cruise the old Strip and Downtown Fremont Street - while pedestrians walk the sidewalks.
Time period, costumed employees will populate this low-rise, replica of Old Las Vegas. Permanently parked classic
Sim-Cars will be available for rent in spaces at the Stardust Drive-In Theater. Enjoy watching a Fifties' movie in
a 1954 Cadillac Coup De Ville or a 1959 gold Pontiac Bonneville. Even a 1936 farming truck if you want to sit
in the back of the drive-in lot, for lower prices. This drive-in 'composite recreation' uses features from over 16 great,
old California drive-in movie theaters. Yet, the layout is largely the same as the original Stardust Drive-In from 1959.
Custom Fifties' classic cars, in trolly tracks, will glide you thru VegasVille at a leisurely pace to allow you
to enjoy the lost experience of cruising along the brightly lit Strip and Downtown areas.
A re-creation of The 'Royal Nevada Casino' will be near the entrance and start of the 1950s Strip Ride. The 'Tropics Casino'
will be a composite of the 1957 Tropicana Motel, Trader Vic's restaurant and the AkuAku. The 'Starview Hotel' will be a
composite of the 1958 Stardust & the Sahara Motels and the El Morocco. Smaller, vintage, low-rise motels will be built
between the casino replications - allowing the comfortable, wide ranging price variations that 1950s' Vegas was famous for.
Five buffets will be available in the separate 'time-theme zones' with prices starting at just $5. The
'1905 Ham 'n' Egg Buffet' will have a Midnight-Noon, all you can eat (on one plate) 12 hour breakfast special for $1.99.
'VegasVille' will have approximately 7 time-theme zones. A 50s and early 60s Strip, a 1950s Downtown Glitter Gulch,
zone, a 1940s Fremont Street zone (looking similar to this 1949 view) a 1905 turn-of-the-century, wild western zone
with gambling hall & saloon, a 1932 zone recreating the legalization of gambling (complete with 2 Dime-a-Dance Clubs,
a Nickel Tango Parlor & The Burlesque Theater). This 'VegasVille' re-creation will show where the term Sin City grew roots.
But, 70% of the theme park will be mainly devoted to the 50s thru early 60s....when Old Vegas reached its zenith.
The transition of Downtown Las Vegas 1949-54. 'VegasVille' will utilize highly advanced three-dimensional,
multi-media laser displays to present constantly changing Las Vegas timelines before your very eyes.
See the Rat Pack perform enlarged, in 3-D laser projections above the streets of 'VegasVille'.
Along the streets of 'VegasVille' will be three drive-in restaurants equipped with parked Sim-Cars for you to sit in for
full carhop service. One 1940s' composite drive-in will be a replication of Las Vegas' Sills and the Round-Up Drive-In.
The two other drive-ins, on the 50s & 60s Strips, will be composite replicas of the drive-ins of the time. 'Milner's Drive-In'
will have vintage 1955 stylings and an American Grafitti feel. The early-sixties, Space Age 'Jetson's Drive-In' will be the
ultimate in post-war, American, roadside architecture - with all the futuristic
themes of 1962. Each drive-in restaurant
will have the best in permanently, parked custom Sim-Cars for you
to enjoy the full experience of the
1940s, 50s and 60s American Drive-In scene, that was thought to be lost forever.
'VegasVille' will have no regular cars on its property, except in the parking area outside. All trasportation will be provided
by Tramobiles or slow-cruising custom Sim-Cars (running on indented tracks). Permanently parked Sim-Cars will be
available for seating in the drive-in movie theater and in the three drive-in restaurants. The beauty of 'VegasVille' is that
it will be enjoyed best by pedestrian strolling, since all attractions are within short walking distance. Though, 12 Tramobiles
will be available at all times for a quick ride back to your motel room or to the outside parking lot, if you are a day-visitor.
The 'VegasVille' Village Sim-Cars and Trams are designed to be nearly pollution free. Trams will operate on solar batteries,
while the Sim-Cars on the roads will use a solar-powered, magnetized, trolly track system that is supplemented with a modern
atmospheric pressure driven, electrical energy system meant to provide 40% of car, neon and street lighting. "VegasVille'
will be much more than an amusement park....though that is its first objective...but, behind-the-scenes it will use very
advanced and modern proto-typical scientific systems that will set new, high standards for other commercial facilities.
'VegasVille' will use power, water and disposal techniques of a highly advanced nature. While you are having fun and
enjoying all the excitement, you can rest assured that the park is operated and maintained in an environmentally ethical way.
Tired visitors can easily grab a ride on any of the 12 solar-powered Tramobiles that will offer transportation through-out
the park. Attractive male and female attendants will help guide, entertain and deliver you to every destination inside 'VegasVille'.