It is the end of an era.
The Sirens of TI had closed in October for what was supposed to be a limited duration to allow for the construction of a shopping complex which would replace the North part of the moat. That temporary closure is now permanent.
I was skeptical when Treasure Island became TI and replaced the Pirate Show with Sirens of TI. It worked for a while though, and I was a fan of the show and the hotel even though deep down I missed Treasure Island. TI became a regular spot for me while MGM owned it. When Phil Ruffin bought it in 2009, that all changed. He replaced nicer restaurants like Social House, Isla and Francesco’s with more “midrange” options like Senor Frog’s, Seafood Shack and Gilley’s. Meanwhile, TI charges one of the higher resort fees in town.
This just looks like the further cannibalizing of the former Treasure Island, to me. It will be interesting to see how much longer Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere remains at TI.
You can find a little more about the closing of the Sirens of TI in Norm Clarke’s LVRJ post.
Here are a few photos from the original Pirate Show: