There’s a strong potential for a future pool season at Circus Circus to feature some of the best poolside dining of any rival resort. The dark horse consistent earner in the MGM Resorts International portfolio, Circus Circus is working its way through the permitting process to dramatically upgrade its pool deck and allow catering by local food trucks and carts.
For the pool deck expansion alone, an estimated $4,383,427 has been allocated just for construction. The proposed upgrade will increase the area footprint and add a water slide and a children’s "splash pad." A new, 3,729-square-foot restroom building will cost another estimated $1,461,142 to build.
To help feed these extra guests, the resort is asking for permission to bring in trucks and carts during its 9 a.m. to 6 p.m opening hours and park them near the service area. The plan is for local vendors to be frequently switched, to vary the menu options.
Last year, a similar, but firmly fixed in place experiment was installed at The Plaza downtown. A single food truck was hoisted up to its pool deck and served a casual menu including "ahi tuna poke lettuce wraps, crispy rice paper tacos and lobster rolls." It was later temporarily shut down by the Southern Nevada Health District during its very first inspection. The Plaza truck is currently scheduled to return to action in late March.
No timetable for the Circus Circus pool renovation or introduction of the trucks has yet been announced.