The Show Bus of the Stars is a one-of-a-kind traveling show staged on a double-decker bus that has been fully restored to resemble the open-air double-decker buses found in London.
The show features a celebrity impersonator who will be your host as your take in the iconic sights of the Las Vegas Strip. Some of the celebrity impersonators who perform are: Cher, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Elvis Presley, Janet Jackson, John Lennon, Liberace, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Shania Twain and Stevie Wonder. The rotating cast of impersonators means you never know who is going to be appearing on your tour. Audience members will also have an opportunity to interact with and take photos of their impersonator tour guide while enjoying the sights.
The 90-minute tour meets in front of Pampas Brazilian Grill in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Here guests are met by the driver who will the guide them outside and onto the bus. The bus features 44 upper, open-air seats and 26 lower-level, enclosed seats.
On the night the tour was attended, a celebrity impersonator paying tribute to Charlie Daniels performed. As guests file onto the bus and up to the second level, they are greeted by a popular Daniels song, complete with live singing and fiddle playing. Speakers are set up at the front of the bus and play background music that accompanies the entertainer's already outstanding performance.
Once everyone is seated and the bus starts moving, Daniels begins his insightful narration as you pass by different iconic landmarks. The tour starts outside of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and then heads north on the Strip toward the Stratosphere. Even if you have already walked or driven down the Strip before, you are sure to notice something new with the different perspective you have while sitting on top of the open-air, double-decker bus.
As the tour progresses, Daniels infuses his descriptions with historical facts about Las Vegas that add excitement to the already thrilling sights.
If you have been wondering about all of the construction on the Strip, the tour guide also includes a briefing on some of the upcoming properties that visitors can look forward to on future trips to Las Vegas.
While on the tour, you might even catch some of the live shows that take place in front of different properties on the Strip. On the night the tour was attended, guests also got to see part of the Bellagio fountain show and the Sirens of TI show in front of Treasure Island.
When the bus reaches the Stratosphere it takes a brief stop where guests can get out for a bathroom break or to get a refreshment before continuing on with the tour.
Along with his narration, Daniels also manages to both sing and fiddle while the bus cruises along the Strip.
His remarkable performance of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" gains the attention of people walking on the street who also clap along and cheer to the music. While Daniels dazzles his guests with more hit songs, the bus makes its way back to the Miracle Mile shops.
Show Bus of the Stars is a fun and relaxing way to see and enjoy all of the amazing sights on the Strip. Taking the tour at night is a great way to take in all of the glitzy lights and flashing signs that have become synonymous with Las Vegas.
-- By Caroline Fontein