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Just how big is this Electric Daisy Carnival? Pretty dang big

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Justin M. Bowen

The check in station is seen during a media tour of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Thursday, June 23, 2011.

Electric Daisy Carnival Walk-Through

Rows of portable toilets are seen during a media tour of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Thursday, June 23, 2011. Launch slideshow »

The Electric Daisy Carnival makes its debut at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. The dance-music festival, expected to draw 250,000 people, runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s a look at the festival by the numbers:

Nights: Three. The music starts at 8 p.m. each night and goes until sunrise.

Stages: Six, with names such as Kinetic Field, Neon Garden and Cosmic Meadow.

DJs: 140, including Tiësto, Paul Oakenfold, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia

Attendees: 250,000

Hours of music: 173.5

Tickets: $215 for a three-day pass, $500 for a VIP pass.

Venue size: 43.5 million square feet, 15 times larger than the Los Angeles Coliseum, which held last year’s event.

Amusement rides: 25, including merry-go-rounds, a Ferris wheel and a small roller coaster.

Art installations: 13

Watering Stations: 96

Medical staff: 70 to 80 caregivers on site, including six ER doctors.

Ambulances: 14

Parking spaces: 40,000

Extra taxi cabs: 112

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers: 60 extra troopers to help with traffic.

Lowest average room rate on the Strip: $169 at Circus Circus.

Highest average room rate on the Strip: $599 at the Venetian.

Super 8 motel room rate: $189 per night for the motel three miles from the event (regularly $42).

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  1. It seems like they would Charge for Parking and run the Busses from the strip for free. Reduce Traffic and Crazy Drivers on whatever.

  2. vegas needs to start doing more things like this. it seems like the days of people flying in from ohio and dropping $1,000 into a slot machine are long gone.

  3. stevem

    There are plenty of like events all across the country at this time of year. WHY would anyone fly to Las Vegas and spend that kind of money? Sure, these local events may not be as "glamourous" considering you are going this event is being held on the outskirts of Las Vegas, but come on! This is catering to the kids from Cali and places close by. I hope it is successful. Reminds me of the "all night" outdoor concerts from the late 60's where you stay up all night getting high and listening to bands.

  4. You want to know why they might move this venue? Because of rates of $600 per night at some hotels and $2oo per night at $40 hotels. I've already heard people saying that maybe they should be looking elsewhere. Nothing puts a sour taste in somebody's mouth like feeling as if they've been taken advantage of. Vegas has lots of rooms. Want to plan a big event? We'll make the rates insane and get every nickle from you this time so that you might think of taking your business elsewhere next time.

  5. Hahahaha Gas_passer. Shows how educated you are on topics you speak about.

    Lightfoot. You are right, the hotels are jacking up thier prices, its called supply and demand. They do it for all sorts of events. PBR, NFR, Memorial Day, Labor day, Christmas, NYE. Come on. Use your brain. If people want to come, they will pay.