11-acre complex in use
The event producers utilized every square foot of the Mandalay Bay’s expansive 11-acre beach complex to accommodate 5,500 party guests.
What would a beach party look and feel like in 1950…1970…1990?
To find out, event participants had an opportunity to wander through five historic, captivating theme environments interspersed through the complex.
Here, a 1950s couple.
What would a beach event be without beautiful beach-goers?
Hawaiian leis for guests
Hawaiian leis are ready for guests.
A 1960s couple greets guests.
1960s hippie mermaid and merman.
175 specialty performers, musicians, actors, break-dancers, surfers, hipsters, skateboarders, and caricature and tattoo artists added a dramatic splash of color and excitement to the evening’s festivities.
Here, psychedelic hippies get ready for the disco era to come.
A 1970s band.
The vast space was divided into five distinct beach lifestyle experiences and required a production staff of over 250 event professionals to stage this unique event – including 30 costumers and hair stylists, and 160 decor and entertainment technicians.
The 1970s stage.
Due to severe space limitations, the event team utilized various pool surfaces as staging areas to showcase major attractions--including synchronized swimmers, surf bands and dancers--even an 80-foot ramp for skateboard exhibitions.
Concert on the beach
A concert "on the beach."
A view of the skate park.
A Dogtown skater girl ...
The fire-eater spits fire.
Good-looking hula dancers.
And even better-looking body art.
And a grand display of synchronized swimmers.