In terms of changes on the Strip that visitors are most likely to notice, No. 1 is the recently reopened and revamped Mirage Volcano. Originally opened with the casino in 1989, the Vegas landmark spent most of 2008 being taken apart for the renovation. But earlier this month the volcano returned to life at a press conference attended by the mayor and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead. Hart crafted a soundtrack, and the original design firm was brought back to add a lake of fire as well a bigger and more explosive volcano.
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