Foxwoods Trip Report – Random Thoughts – 1/27/2015

 

imagesIf you stay at Foxwoods Resort Casino, or even just visit, you know how expansive it is.  It took fifteen minutes at a good walking pace and using the people movers to get from the Grand Pequot Casino to my room in the Fox Tower (formerly MGM).  But I think it’s a great place to stay.  And it seems they are taking upgrading their surroundings and service seriously.  So here are some random thoughts and observations of my stay:

They will be adding a Ben & Jerry’s in between the Fox Tower and the Grand Pequot Hotel, taking the place of “Gelato’s.” th This will be a nice switch – while Gelatos was a great place, B & J’s will be a better draw, bridging the long gap between hotels and casinos.

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Fox Deluxe Room

The Fox Tower rooms are really comfy.  They are well-kept and have great in-room amenities.  Ask for the higher rooms – the 30th floor is great for the view.

Foxwoods Casinos all seem to be some of the smokiest I have ever been in – not just in New England, but Nevada, Mississippi, Iowa, New Jersey, Florida…..well, you get the idea.

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Elton John Slot Machine

My new favorite slot machine is Elton John, with its “Rocket Man” feature and all of Sir Elton John’s great music included.

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Volitile & Fun!

My new favorite video poker game is Multi Streak Poker – a very volatile 3-play game.  Lots of ups and downs, but the ups make it worth it.

California Pizza Kitchen is just a great place to eat.  So it’s a chain – so what?  Great salads, family menu, good food.

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In the Fox Tower

I love Junior’s for breakfast.  What a great start to the day.

Am I superstitious if I like to park on the 4th floor of any casino parking garage because I like getting 4-of-a-kinds in video poker? (go, quad floor!)

People are still using the ice rink at Foxwoods.  It was a cold winter night, all lit up with festive lighting.  If I liked ice skating, I’d be there.  Anybody have double-runner skates for sale?

Be aware that Foxwoods is changing some of their ATM machines. Casino Redemtion / ATM machine To accept paychecks, they don’t give change in the form of coins – it’s a paper ticket.  Redemption machines are the way to go if you want your entire TITO ticket redeemed with coins.

Well, that’s all for now.

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