Las Vegas' famed Fremont Street Experience reopening June 3 ahead of Strip hotels, casinos
The Fremont Street Experience draws more than 23 million people a year. Reno Gazette Journal
LAS VEGAS – Visitors will be able to walk beneath Downtown’s famed Fremont Street Experience canopy once again.
Starting at 9 a.m. on June 3, the pedestrian mall dotted with street performers, retail shops and access to casinos will reopen more than two months after COVID-19 shuttered the city, reports the Reno Gazette Journal, which is part of the USA TODAY Network.
The Viva Vision canopy – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above Fremont Street – will display a 144-hour countdown to the moment casinos reopen at 12:01 a.m. on June 4.
“The health and well-being of our guests, tenants, resort partners and employees remain a top priority to Fremont Street Experience,” said Patrick Hughes, president and CEO of Fremont Street Experience, in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming guests back to Fremont Street Experience soon.”
The SlotZilla zipline will also reopen in downtown on June 4 at 4 p.m.
The reopening represents the return of the world’s largest single video screen: 16,433,152 pixels flickering images of red, rolling dice and psychedelic scenes that act as giant screen savers, each accompanied with music pumped through a 550,000-watt sound system.
The lights draw more than 23 million visitors every year.
By the numbers
Cost of the Viva Vision renovations
Pixels used to generate four-times the resolution of the existing canopy
LEDs distributed throughout Viva Vision
Length of the Viva Vision canopy in feet